Spinach, Lentil & Wild Rice Casserole

Spinach, Lentil & Wild Rice Casserole

This is a guest blog post by Carrie Forrest, MPH. This casserole is a wonderful meal that is chock full of healthy ingredients like spinach, wild rice, lentils, and peas. The cashew cream sauce provides creaminess and flavor, with very … Continue reading

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Try a New Burger Before this Summer is Over

Try a New Burger Before this Summer is Over

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl and originally appeared here. I know what you are thinking – “Hello, lovely…..nom nom nom” Yes, that is a portobello mushroom burger that you will be making before this summer is over. Everybody … Continue reading

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Top Vegetables by Water Content

Top Vegetables by Water Content

Yesterday we posted the top ten fruits based on water content. Today we rank vegetables based on their water content: Get Fooducated Download APP Subscribe Follow

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Froot Loops, German Edition – Das ist Gut?

Froot Loops, German Edition – Das ist Gut?

Here’s the European version of Froot Loops. It’s Manufactured by Kellogg’s in the UK, and distributed across the continent. This package has information, including nutrition and ingredients, in German, French, Swedish, and Finnish. Looking at the product, you can see … Continue reading

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5 Cheap, In-Season Foods for your Health

5 Cheap, In-Season Foods for your Health

We all know that eating fresh fruits and vegetables is an investment in keeping our bodies healthy. According to Clare McKindley, a clinical dietitian at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, “buying what’s in season keeps your … Continue reading

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Kids Eat Q&A: Puree Pouches

Kids Eat Q&A: Puree Pouches

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Dina R. Rose Puree pouches are all the rage right now. And not just for little kids either. My almost 11 year old daughter squeezes one into her mouth for snack at least … Continue reading

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How To Turn a Pancake Into A Healthycake

How To Turn a Pancake Into A Healthycake

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl Pancakes are not known for their health benefits. Think of the fluffy, white, butter, and syrup confection that is probably the opposite of how we should start our day. … Continue reading

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Do “Healthy” Product Names Deliver on their Promise?

Do “Healthy” Product Names Deliver on their Promise?

The wonders of food marketing never cease to amaze, and infuriate. Fooducate community member Cassie posted the front and back of a bag of  Snyder’s eatsmart Naturals Garden Veggie Sticks – Potato, Tomato, & Spinach. What a name for a … Continue reading

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America’s Dirty Secret: We’re a Dangerous Place to Eat

America’s Dirty Secret: We’re a Dangerous Place to Eat

Some eye-popping food-safety stats from the Economist: 1. There are 26,000 food poisoning cases per 100,000 Americans, every year! 2. Compare that to only 3,400 cases in the UK, and just 1,200 in France (about one tenth, and one twentieth, … Continue reading

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10 Quick Facts about Folate and Folic Acid

10 Quick Facts about Folate and Folic Acid

1. Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food such as spinach, asparagus, and lentils. 2. Folic acid (vitamin B9) is a synthetic form of folate. It is found in supplements and added to fortified foods such … Continue reading

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