What Makes a Healthy Tortilla?

What Makes a Healthy Tortilla?

Tortillas are the culinary lovechild of the new world and the old world. Before the Spaniards arrived, flat-breads in central America were made with maize. Then the conquistadors introduced wheat to the natives, and the rest is history. Today, most … Continue reading

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Artificially Colored Icing: Don’t do it!

Artificially Colored Icing: Don’t do it!

Home baked, made from scratch is healthier than store-bought mixes, and usually tastes better too. Many of us make the cake ourselves, but use pre-made icing from the supermarket. Don’t let a tube of icing ruin your otherwise health{ier} treats! … Continue reading

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Opinion: The Great Food Conspiracy That Wasn’t

Opinion: The Great Food Conspiracy That Wasn’t

This is a guest post from James Pintner, CRC (Certified Research Chef) . Where do I start? There is no more conspiracy in the food business than there is in any other business. Conspiracies come from greed or from wanting … Continue reading

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Oranges, Bugs & Bees? Why Your Fruit May Not Be Vegetarian or Vegan

Oranges, Bugs & Bees? Why Your Fruit May Not Be Vegetarian or Vegan

Oranges are one of nature’s best snacks. Fruits and veggies are often assumed to be vegan & vegetarian friendly, but this is not always true. So what vegan or vegetarian unfriendly ingredients lie in your oranges? Here is an example … Continue reading

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Is This Cheese? Kraft Singles [Cheese Miniseries Part 3 / 3]

Is This Cheese? Kraft Singles [Cheese Miniseries Part 3 / 3]

This is the third of three posts in our Cheese Miniseries. In part 1, we covered  12 basic cheese facts. In part 2, we explained what processed cheese is. Today we’ll look inside the label of Kraft Singles. It’s been a … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Processed Cheese [Cheese Miniseries Part 2/3]

10 Things to Know About Processed Cheese [Cheese Miniseries Part 2/3]

This is the second of three posts in our Cheese Miniseries. In part 1, we covered  12 basic cheese facts. In part 3, we’ll look inside the label of Kraft Singles. In today’s segment, you’ll learn why not all cheese is created … Continue reading

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12 Cheese Facts [Cheese Miniseries, Part 1/3]

12 Cheese Facts [Cheese Miniseries, Part 1/3]

 New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!   Cow’s milk is an amazing liquid with many compounds that can be processed into endless products such as butter, yogurt, and cheese. But how does milk become cheese?  And what are curds, whey, and … Continue reading

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Can You Guess What’s So Special About THIS Happy Meal?

Can You Guess What’s So Special About THIS Happy Meal?

Take a good look at this picture. A real good look. Notice anything different? Look again. At the burger. The fries. Give up? Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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Five Great Snack Makeovers

Five Great Snack Makeovers

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl. We all love to snack. And we love convenience too. Unfortunately that comes with a price – unhealthy additives meant to preserve packaged pastry for months, artificial and cheap … Continue reading

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Why Fat-free Salad Dressings are Ridiculous [Inside the Label]

Why Fat-free Salad Dressings are Ridiculous [Inside the Label]

“A salad without the dressing is not a salad”, someone famous once said. Or should have said. A good dressing helps accentuate flavors, helps some of those greens go down easier, and as you’ll see in a minute improves the … Continue reading

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