Sometimes Fat Free Is not the Better Option

Sometimes Fat Free Is not the Better Option

Any sour cream fans here? Whether dolloped with chives onto a baked potato, cooling a hot soup, or sweetened with freshly picked berries, there’s nothing quite like sour cream. Traditional sour cream is a dairy product rich in fats (12-17%). … 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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When Fat-Free Makes No Sense

When Fat-Free Makes No Sense

Raise your hand if you’re a sour cream fan! Whether dolloped with chives onto a baked potato, cooling a hot soup, or sweetened with freshly picked berries, there’s nothing quite like it. Traditional sour cream is a dairy product rich … 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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Inside the Label: Kraft Singles [Cheese Miniseries Part 3 of 3]

Inside the Label: Kraft Singles [Cheese Miniseries Part 3 of 3]

It’s been a classic American cheese product for over 60 years. Three generations of Americans have been using Kraft Singles in billions of sandwich melts and burgers over the years. In this third and last installment of our Cheese Miniseries, … Continue reading

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Inside the Label: Lean Cuisine’s Shrimp and Angel Hair Pasta

Inside the Label: Lean Cuisine’s Shrimp and Angel Hair Pasta

Lean Cuisine, A Nestle brand of frozen dinners, is very popular with dieters. “Lean Cuisine” is considered a nutrient content claim by the FDA, so all products under this brand are required to meet the “lean” criteria per serving: less … Continue reading

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Frozen TV Dinners – A Cornerstone of the American Diet

Frozen TV Dinners – A Cornerstone of the American Diet

Image via Wikipedia Shocking but true -  the average American eats 6 frozen meals a month. The first TV dinner appeared in 1953 under the Swanson brand as a solution for busy moms who had begun joining the workforce and … Continue reading

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