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Taste Test: Dairy-Free Milk Alternatives

by in Taste Test, March 2, 2011

soy milk

Whether it’s because of allergies or other personal or dietary reasons, many folks choose to avoid cow’s milk. For a while, soy was the only option at many stores – not anymore! We tested 5 types of milk alternatives for taste and nutrition.

See how milk alternatives compare »

Taste Test: Whole-Grain Pretzels

by in Taste Test, January 19, 2011
Which pretzel crunched the competition? See our taste test results.

Attention, snack lovers! We munched on popular whole grain pretzels to find which brands stack up the best for taste, crunch, and of course, nutrition. Find out the winners (and losers) in our taste test.

Get the pretzel taste-test results »

Pantry Makeover: What to Stock, What to Skip

by in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, January 13, 2011

canned beans

We’ve given you tips for the refrigerator — now it’s time to clean out that pantry! Besides tossing those expired products and wiping down those shelves, here are 5 items to stock up on and 5 things to toss.

What to stock and what to skip »

Food Labeling: Beware the “Health” Halo

by in Grocery Shopping, January 7, 2011

Food Labels

Many folks read food labels to gain better insight on the foods they choose. However, with so many claims plastered on labels, things can get really confusing. Even worse, food companies use these claims to push certain products and make you think they’re healthier than they really are. We’ve rounded up the top 10 food label boobie traps.

10 food label tricks »

Spooky Taste Test: Dark Chocolate

by in Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, October 28, 2010
Which Chocolate Won Out?

In the spirit of Halloween, we polled our Facebook fans and taste tested your favorite brands of dark chocolate. Read up on the nutrition facts and learn if your favorite dark chocolate is really a treat or just tricky marketing.

Find out which chocolate won out »

Talking to the Experts: Dr. David Katz on NuVal Scores

by in Ask the Experts, Grocery Shopping, October 15, 2010
Photo courtesy NuVal LLC

Dr. David Katz is back! This time he’s filling us in on the new food scoring system turning up in grocery stores: the NuVal system. You may have seen these scores cropping up your grocery store — here’s how (and why) to use them.

Learn more about how NuVal scores can help you eat better »

Taste Test: Frozen Waffles

by in Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, September 14, 2010
Waffle Taste Test
Waffle Brand Face-Off: Which Will Reign Supreme?

For a quick breakfast, many folks turn to frozen options, like waffles. We checked out 5 popular brands to see how healthy they really are.

Get the waffle taste-test results »

Food Label Savvy: Whole-Grain Crackers

by in Grocery Shopping, September 9, 2010

whole-wheat crackers

Food labels can be so misleading that you (almost) need a nutrition degree to decode them.  But don’t worry – we’re putting our expertise at work to help clear up some of the confusion. First up, we’re taking on the snack aisle. Here’s what to look for (and what to avoid) when buying whole-grain crackers.

Decoding whole-grain cracker labels »

Canned Tomatoes: Good or Bad?

by in Food Safety, Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, August 17, 2010


We’re celebrating fresh tomatoes this week, but we can’t forget about that standby substitute: canned tomatoes. Many of our readers have expressed concern over using canned goods, including  BPA risks, nutritional value and of course, food safety. So, how safe is this pantry staple? We’ve got the scoop.

Get the lowdown on canned tomatoes »

Taste Test: Vanilla Ice Cream

by in Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, August 11, 2010

vanilla ice cream

Who says ice cream can’t be part of a healthy diet? We sampled five popular vanilla ice cream brands to find out which one was the best-tasting, plus our take on each variety’s fine print.

Get our taste-test results »