Love Your Carrots! [BONUS: Zesty Carrot Salad Recipe]

Love Your Carrots! [BONUS: Zesty Carrot Salad Recipe]

Carrots are a versatile, if often under-appreciated, root vegetable. We are now in peak season, which means they are abundant, flavorful and cheap. Carrots store well for months in a refrigerator or in a cool moist cellar. They are composed … Continue reading

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11 Easy & Delicious Ways to Eat More Veggies

11 Easy & Delicious Ways to Eat More Veggies

Americans are not eating enough vegetables. The current recommendation is to consume 2-3 cups per day, but 87% of us do not meet this simple requirement. This is a shame, because veggies (and fruits) are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Reduce Your Sugar & Salt Dependency

8 Ways to Reduce Your Sugar & Salt Dependency

People who try to lose weight often revert to their old habits. When asked why, one of the answers always revolves around the complaint that healthy food is not tasty. We’d like to share some good news. It’s not that … Continue reading

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Six Hidden Sources of Excess Sodium

Six Hidden Sources of Excess Sodium

Some foods contain copious amounts of sodium, and we don’t even notice. Due to the use of additional flavors, our taste buds don’t necessarily discern the saltiness. For example, a single sandwich may contain half or more of the daily … Continue reading

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Frozen Meals 2.0

Frozen Meals 2.0

Once upon a time, frozen meals were the equivalent of a nutrition train-wreck. This has changed in the last 2 decades, as food manufacturers identified the opportunity to provide a healthier solution for time-pressed families. The most famous brands of … Continue reading

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9 Things to Know On National Pretzel Day

9 Things to Know On National Pretzel Day

Another marketing holiday is upon us – today is National Pretzel Day. Here are a few things to know. 1. Pretzels originated in Germany over 1000 years ago. Only soft pretzels existed for many centuries. 2. The distinctive dark skin … Continue reading

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11 Things to Know About Beef Jerky

11 Things to Know About Beef Jerky

Beef jerky has been relegated to the checkout counter in gas stations and convenience stores. However, this venerable foodstuff has a proud heritage. Here are some interesting facts: 1. Jerky is a means to preserve meat without refrigeration. 2. Traditionally, the … Continue reading

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The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [miniseries part 3/4]

The 20 Most Common Bread Ingredients [miniseries part 3/4]

Welcome to part 3 of our miniseries. In part 1, we provided ground rules for choosing healthy bread. In part 2, we defined whole grains and whole wheat. Today we’ll take a look at the other ingredients in bread. To … Continue reading

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How Does Milk Turn Into Cheese?

How Does Milk Turn Into Cheese?

The average American eats about 30 pounds of cheese annually. We all know cheese comes from milk, but how does that actually happen? Here is a brief primer, which also explains about curds, whey, and rennet. What you need to … Continue reading

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Coconut Chips As a Snack?

Coconut Chips As a Snack?

An interesting find earlier this week at the Food and Nutrition Expo in Atlanta was coconut chips. We sampled Bare “Show me the Honey” Crunchy Coconut Chips and couldn’t stop eating. The product is rather simple and looks like coconut … Continue reading

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