Four Side Dishes You Didn’t Know You Loved

Four Side Dishes You Didn’t Know You Loved

Let’s admit a sad truth: we Americans are obsessed with french fries. Available at nearly every restaurant and socially acceptable to eat any time of day or night, they are impossibly hard to avoid. The average American consumes close to … Continue reading

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5 Easy Ways to Add Broccoli Into Your Life

5 Easy Ways to Add Broccoli Into Your Life

Broccoli is a low calorie, big benefit vegetable. For a mere 27 calorie per serving (1/2 cup, 78 grams) you’ll get a wealth of nutrients. Scroll down for more on broccoli nutrition + links to some healthy broccoli recipes! Broccoli … Continue reading

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Learn to Love Kale!  3 Simple Steps

Learn to Love Kale! 3 Simple Steps

Kale is growing in popularity in recent years, at least in the nutrition and culinary circles. But what about us, the simple folk with kids at home that will barely touch a lettuce and tomato salad? Not to mention a … Continue reading

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The Obesity – Antibiotics Connection

The Obesity – Antibiotics Connection

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  People who received antibiotics as babies are more likely to be obese. This is a possible conclusion from a fascinating study that was published in the International Journal of Obesity … Continue reading

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Give The Healthiest Vegetable on The Planet Some Love

Give The Healthiest Vegetable on The Planet Some Love

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl Yes! You know the vegetable that I am referring to – KALE. Kale is on every list for “healthiest vegetable”. One cup of kale contains 36 calories, 5 grams of … Continue reading

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All We Are Saying, is Give Peas a Chance…

All We Are Saying, is Give Peas a Chance…

We recently got this question from Mike: Dear Fooducate, I would appreciate an answer to a question that I have tried to get a reasonable reply to from various and sundry food experts to no avail about the dark green … Continue reading

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Fat-free Salad Dressings are Ridiculous. Here’s Why

Fat-free Salad Dressings are Ridiculous. Here’s Why

A salad without the dressing is like a _________ without ___________ [Fill in the blank] 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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Cilantro – Which Camp are You In? [Love / Hate]

Cilantro – Which Camp are You In? [Love / Hate]

Seems like there’s two kinds of people in the world – Cilantro lovers, and cilantro haters. You can’t be in the middle. Either its particular scent and taste causes pre-puke tremors, or conversely, an anticipation for an exotic multi-faceted dish. … Continue reading

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14 Quick Vegetable Facts

14 Quick Vegetable Facts

photo credit: Mr. T in DC 1. Extolling veggies – they are naturally low in calories, but high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. 2. According the USDA, we’re supposed to get 5 servings of vegetables a day. That’s about … Continue reading

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Superfood Sunday – Broccoli (bonus – get your kids to eat it too)

Superfood Sunday – Broccoli (bonus – get your kids to eat it too)

Image via Wikipedia Eat your broccoli! Generations of kids have heard this plea / command at dinnertime. Turns out that mothers were right, again. Broccoli is one of the healthiest foods to be had. And with a bit of work, … Continue reading

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