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Aisle by Aisle: Choosing Healthy Cereals

by in Grocery Shopping, July 10, 2009

Even some so-called “healthy” cereals seem good for you but are fall of sugar and few nutritional benefits. Whether you have a bowl for breakfast or munch on some for a snack, here are tips for picking the best cereals.

Meal Delivery Plans: The Pros & Cons

by in Grocery Shopping, June 24, 2009

There are many prepared meal delivery services — like eDiets and NutriSystem — available. Some are part of dieting plans, others are more fresh, gourmet fare, and most are all about convenience and iving by a set meal plan. Check out our pros and cons and what you should be asking to get the healthiest fare.

Fresh Grocery Delivery: The Pros & Cons

by in Grocery Shopping, June 22, 2009

Grocery delivery services offer point-and-click convenience with door-to-door service, but are they the smartest and safest way to buy your food? Keep these tips in mind before you place your order.

Aisle by Aisle: Buying Healthy Bread

by in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, June 15, 2009

Take a walk down the bread aisle at your market and see how long it takes to find a loaf without high-fructose corn syrup. It took me 30 minutes the first time I tried! Many packaged bread loaves have added ingredients that aren’t so healthy, even though their labels sport fancy words like “multigrain” and “unbleached flour.” Follow these tips to get the best bread.

Label Decoder: Sodium Benzoate

by in Label Decoder, June 12, 2009

Many ingredients listed on food labels might as well be in a foreign language. You see the same ones pop up all the time, but do you know what they really mean? In this new series, we’re tackling some common label names — some are perfectly fine for you, others not so much. First up: sodium benzoate.

5 New Supermarket Finds

by in Food News, Grocery Shopping, June 4, 2009

Attendees at the Greater New York Dietetics Association annual meeting don’t just discuss healthy foods — we eat them, too. This year, I found some great new products — many at your grocery store now.

Label Decoder: Sodium Nitrite

by in Food Safety, Label Decoder, March 27, 2009

If you think hot dogs, bacon and luncheon meats keep that pink and red hue naturally, think again! These are just a few of the foods that contain a preservative — sodium nitrate — that may be harmful to your health.

Shopper's Guide to Pesticides

by in Food News, Food Safety, Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, March 24, 2009

Environmental Working Group, a non-profit focused on keeping our foods and environment healthier, released its “Dirty Dozen” list — a wallet guide to the top produce to get organic (if you can) and conventional fruits and veggies that aren’t overloaded with pesticides.