An Eggplant Ratatouille Your Kids Will Love

An Eggplant Ratatouille Your Kids Will Love

If your kids are like mine, they may have enjoyed Ratatouille, the movie, but when it comes to actually eating a French vegetable stew, it’s thumbs down. Luckily, we stumbled upon a long lost family recipe that had all 3 … Continue reading

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This is Why Kids Love Ketchup

This is Why Kids Love Ketchup

If you are like most parents, by the time your children reach grade school, ketchup has become the go-to condiment for almost every meal. In severe cases, ketchup becomes the centerpiece of the meal, and the meat, rice, or pasta … Continue reading

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Brunch Today? Try Shakshuka Eggs in Rich Tomato Sauce

Brunch Today? Try Shakshuka Eggs in Rich Tomato Sauce

Shakshuka is a Mediterranean dish consisting of eggs poached in tomato and pepper sauce. It’s easy to make, filling, and makes for a perfect main dish on a lazy Sunday brunch. Shakshuka is best served with freshly baked bread or … Continue reading

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Mozzarella Cheese – 7 Things to Know

Mozzarella Cheese – 7 Things to Know

1. Mozzarella is a fresh cheese. It’s best eaten a day after production, but can be refrigerated in brine for up to a week. Vacuum packed – several weeks or more. 2. The cheese was first produced in southern Italy, … Continue reading

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Are You Getting Enough Salsa?

Are You Getting Enough Salsa?

If you live in the US, chances are you have a jar of salsa in your pantry or fridge right now. This wasn’t always the case, but salsa has grown immensely in popularity in the last few decades. Salsa is … Continue reading

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Tomatoes and the Vitamin C Disappearing Act

Tomatoes and the Vitamin C Disappearing Act

Tomatoes naturally contain a good amount of Vitamin C. Even after heating and processing, products like salsa and pasta sauce should still retain a portion of their vitamin C. But this isn’t always the case. So where did the vitamin … 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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5 Tips for Using the Fooducate App as a Health Professional

5 Tips for Using the Fooducate App as a Health Professional

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  This is a guest blog post by  Melissa Halas-Liang, MA RD CDE Mobile apps are all the rage these days. And Fooducate, available for iPhone and Android, is becoming the go … Continue reading

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Attention Trader Joe’s: Hire a Dietitian

Attention Trader Joe’s: Hire a Dietitian

A big thanks to Carol Harvey for taking these pictures at her local Trader Joe’s earlier this week. They have signs in the produce department pointing out the alleged nutritional benefits of various fruits and veggies. One word: Embarrassing! 1. … Continue reading

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Have you ever had a Yogurt Salad?

Have you ever had a Yogurt Salad?

 New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!  Here’s a fun brunch idea for a spring weekend – Yogurt Salad! Yogurt is healthy. Raw veggies are too. Why not mix ‘em together and enjoy a hearty, healthy treat? Yogurt Salad.  Ingredients: 1 … Continue reading

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