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Taste Test: Canned Chicken Noodle Soup

by in Taste Test, March 18, 2010

Canned Chicken Noodle Soup
I stopped eating canned soups years ago because, really, who needed all that sodium? Nowadays, there are many low-sodium varieties and they can be handy when you need a fast fix. We tested some of the most popular chicken noodle soups — see how they ranked.

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Taste Test: Whole-Grain Pasta

by in Taste Test, February 18, 2010

Healthy Whole Grain Pasta
Whole grains offer more vitamins, fiber and protein than the refined counterparts, but a food’s taste and texture are important — especially when you’re talking about pasta. We took some of the most popular whole-grain pasta brands for a test drive.

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Taste Test: Snack Bars

by in Taste Test, January 19, 2010

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We suggested some of our top snack bar picks before; now we’re testing out a few of your favorites. See which common snack bars came out on top.

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Taste Test: Peanut Butter

by in Taste Test, December 8, 2009

peanut butter brands
To us, peanut butter is important stuff. You can use it in so many dishes — with apples, in a sandwich, in baked goods and more. You want to be sure you’re choosing the healthiest brand. I have my favorite (which is included on this list), but we wanted to see how a few of the most popular brands stacked up.

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Turkey Talk: Picking the Right Bird

by in Grocery Shopping, Thanksgiving, November 4, 2009

Roasted Turkey
Choosing the right turkey for your Thanksgiving dinner can be confusing. Here are a few tips and must-have tools to make planning that much easier.

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Aisle by Aisle: Candy and Chocolates

by in Grocery Shopping, October 27, 2009

candy
Yes, I’m a candy addict! But there’s a time and place for “junkie foods,” as I call them. Here’s a rundown on some of the popular candies and the best choices for snack bags, party favors or even Halloween trick or treaters.

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Taste Test: Jarred Spaghetti Sauce

by in Taste Test, October 19, 2009

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With the hustle and bustle of work, kids and everyday life, sometimes there’s no time to whip up a batch of homemade tomato sauce. We checked out some of the popular supermarket brands and asked our Facebook fans for their faves. Here is how the top five measured up.

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Taste Test: Whole-Grain Cereal

by in Taste Test, September 29, 2009

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We filled you in our tips for picking the healthiest cereal, and you weighed in with your favorites. We took five of your most popular suggestions and gave them a whirl.

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Aisle by Aisle: Smart Picks For Condiments

by in Grocery Shopping, September 15, 2009

Condiments aisle
Most condiment aisles are jam-packed with all kinds of sauces, mustards, mayos and combinations of the three, and finding healthy options can be tricky. You don’t have avoid condiments altogether. It’s all about using them wisely.

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Reading List: Alli Linked to Liver Failure, New Sugar Guidelines & Becoming a Locavore

by in Food News, Grocery Shopping, August 28, 2009

From this week’s headlines: new reports show that Americans are drowning in sugar, the danger of supplements and the weight loss pill Alli might cause liver failure.

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