When a 0 Calorie Salad Dressing Fakes Health

When a 0 Calorie Salad Dressing Fakes Health

A Fooducate community member, V.N., recently alerted us to a mail-order salad dressings from Walden Farms: Eating a salad is healthy, unless it’s topped with high calorie, high fat salad dressings that can easily add hundreds of calories. Instead, eat … Continue reading

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The Trick To Low Calories in Bolthouse Farms Salad Dressing

The Trick To Low Calories in Bolthouse Farms Salad Dressing

Here at Fooducate HQ, salad dressing is never store-bought. If the veggies are fresh and tasty, all you really need is a bit of olive oil, lemon juice and salt to enjoy. But alas, US supermarkets dedicate entire aisles to … Continue reading

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Chain Restaurant Nutrition: 12 Easy Ways to Less Unhealthy

Chain Restaurant Nutrition: 12 Easy Ways to Less Unhealthy

One of our readers recently emailed us with a problem many of us face as part of the American workforce: “I’ve recently lost weight, got healthy and I don’t eat processed foods. I’m in a new job and my co-workers go … Continue reading

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6 Easy and Healthy Tips for the Supermarket Condiments Aisle

6 Easy and Healthy Tips for the Supermarket Condiments Aisle

Imagine life in ancient Europe, before the spice trade. How bland food must have been. We’ve come a long way since, and today we can enjoy the flavor range of the entire globe with a simple visit to the grocery … Continue reading

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Bolthouse Farms Salad Dressing – When Low Fat Just isn’t Worth it

Bolthouse Farms Salad Dressing – When Low Fat Just isn’t Worth it

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. People are generally of two camps regarding salad dressings – homemade or store-bought/bottled.  Making your own requires just a few simple ingredients … Continue reading

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Fat-free Salad Dressings are Ridiculous. Here’s Why

Fat-free Salad Dressings are Ridiculous. Here’s Why

A salad without the dressing is like a _________ without ___________ [Fill in the blank] 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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SIX Ways to Use Vinegar with Your Food

SIX Ways to Use Vinegar with Your Food

It gets rid of mold, it’s good for cleaning windows and it makes amazing “volcano” science fair projects when combined with baking soda. But did you know that vinegar can be used in your kitchen too? Here are six quick … Continue reading

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10 Facts about Xanthan Gum, a very popular food additive

10 Facts about Xanthan Gum, a very popular food additive

Have you heard of xanthan gum, one of the 30 most popular ingredients used in food products? You’ll find it in salad dressings, sauces, ice cream and also gluten free foods. What is xanthan gum, and why is it such … Continue reading

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Wish-Bone Salad Dressing Mistakes Consumers for Chumps

Wish-Bone Salad Dressing Mistakes Consumers for Chumps

Wish-Bone salad dressing is upping the ante with an ad campaign and a new label on the bottles. The label includes the following bold statement: Naturally helps BETTER ABSORB vitamins A & E from salad with the oils in Wish-Bone … Continue reading

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9 Tips For Choosing a Better Salad Dressing

9 Tips For Choosing a Better Salad Dressing

Spring will shortly turn to summer and salad season is shifting into full gear. With plenty of fresh greens at reasonable prices, there is really no excuse not to get your daily (or twice daily) fix. Build a meal around … Continue reading

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