by Dana Angelo White in Grocery Shopping, September 9, 2010
by Toby Amidor in Food Safety, Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, August 17, 2010
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 »
by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, August 11, 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.
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by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, August 3, 2010
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.
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by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, July 23, 2010
Our food is laden with additives, many times in order to preserve it. But some of the disadvantages of these substances outweigh the benefits. Here are the top 5 that made our list — we’ll let you decide if they’re worth it.
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by Dana Angelo White in Taste Test, July 20, 2010
When I was in graduate school, some of my fellow dietetic students tracked down one of the first stores where the nonfat fried chips were being sold. The employee that answered the phone explained how he’d downed an entire package and had a horrible stomach ache (though he was a bit more descriptive of his symptoms). From that day on, I knew chips fried in Olestra weren’t all they were cracked up to be.
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by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, July 1, 2010
- The Baked Chip Taste-Test Contenders
Looking for a lighter crunchy option for a weekend picnic or lunch at the office? We polled our Facebook fans, then tested five of their favorite brands of baked potato chips.
Find out which chip crunched the competition »
by Dana Angelo White in Taste Test, June 22, 2010
You’ve seen it on hundreds of labels and may have even used it in your own kitchen — learn all the need-to-know facts about this additive.
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by Toby Amidor in Taste Test, June 15, 2010
- The Contenders: Which Greek Yogurt Tastes Best?
When we did our vanilla yogurt taste test a few weeks back, everyone asked about Greek yogurt. We shopped for the brands our Facebook fans asked for — find out how they stacked up. Plus: Our favorite ways (sweet and savory) to use this creamy treat.
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by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, June 2, 2010
- The Contenders in Our Light Beer Taste Test
Cold beer just tastes better during the hot, steamy summertime. Light beers get a bad wrap on the flavor front, so we tested five popular brands (including the most requested ones from our Facebook fans) to see which brew tasted best. It was a hard job, but someone had to do it! Check out how your favorite brand measured up.
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With so many choices (and temptations!), shopping at the supermarket can make your head spin. We’ll give you the inside scoop and get you on your way to becoming a smarter shopper.
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