Let’s Talk Trail Mix

Let’s Talk Trail Mix

A trail-mix can be the ultimate snack, with great taste and a good combination of all 3 macro-nutrients: protein, (healthy fats), and carbs. Unfortunately, in many store-bought versions, flavors skew too sweet and way too salty. Take for example this … Continue reading

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Denny’s Fit Fare Menu – Healthy Diner Food?

Denny’s Fit Fare Menu – Healthy Diner Food?

Denny’s dubs itself “America’s Diner”. While diners serve traditional fare, it is usually not considered the most healthful. Let’s just say there’s a lot of grease to go around. But you’ve got to give the people what they want, and … Continue reading

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Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Frozen Meal?

Is There Such a Thing as a Healthy Frozen Meal?

Let’s face it, the greatest culinary invention in America is not sliced bread, it’s the TV Dinner, better known today the “Frozen Meal”. When these meals first appeared in the fifties, they seemed to be a godsend to housewives who … Continue reading

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Olives – A Tasty Condiment or Salt Delivery Platform?

Olives – A Tasty Condiment or Salt Delivery Platform?

Olives are tasty. They are meaty and savory, and each one has only 10-15 calories. A standard serving is 4 or 5 olives, which keeps you in the 50 calorie range. Not bad. The problem with olives is their high … Continue reading

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Seven Ways to Detox Your Taste Buds – Reduce Sugar & Salt Dependency

Seven Ways to Detox Your Taste Buds – Reduce Sugar & Salt Dependency

One of the biggest complaints of dieters is that healthy foods simply don’t taste good. The truth is that our taste buds have simply forgotten the taste of real food. Food manufacturers have spent decades optimizing their products for a … Continue reading

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Sriracha Shortage? No Worries, Make Your Own Hot Sauce!

Sriracha Shortage? No Worries, Make Your Own Hot Sauce!

Sriracha hot sauce has reached cult status over the last few years. Now that the news of a potential shutdown of its manufacturing plant in Irwindale California has reached the public, there seems to be a mild panic in the … Continue reading

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All Hail Nutritious Fast Food? Burger King Announces Healthier Fries

All Hail Nutritious Fast Food? Burger King Announces Healthier Fries

One out of every two Burger King patrons orders fries. That’s not surprising. Something about the combination of potato, fat, and salt, makes them the ultimate American side dish. And, because we consume so much, it would make sense to … Continue reading

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Touchdown? Campbell’s Chunky Soups for NFL Fans Reviewed

Touchdown? Campbell’s Chunky Soups for NFL Fans Reviewed

Campbell’s Soup Company is enjoying a good run this year in the public markets. The stock is up 30% in 2013 and performing at its best since the late 1990′s. The company certainly has innovated in the last 12 months … Continue reading

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Prepare These Pickles Today to Upgrade Your Fourth of July BBQ to Heavenly

Prepare These Pickles Today to Upgrade Your Fourth of July BBQ to Heavenly

Warning: After making these pickles, you’ll never want to go back to the store bought stuff. Fourth of July is coming up, and many of us will be celebrating not too far from a hot dog or burger. A nice … Continue reading

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UK to Food Companies: Label Your Bad Nutrients RED

UK to Food Companies: Label Your Bad Nutrients RED

Hey FDA, take a look at what your British counterpart (Food Standards Agency) did last week. They issued guidelines for front-of-pack labeling of food items. No crazy inventions or wild west labeling decisions that have been confusing American consumers for … Continue reading

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