by Toby Amidor in Taste Test, April 4, 2014
by Dana Angelo White in Grocery Shopping, March 29, 2014
As more burritos hit the frozen food aisle, Healthy Eats was curious to see which fit the “healthy” bill. Sure, making your own bundle of deliciousness is ideal — but sometimes you’re just in the mood for a grab-and-go meal. So which burrito to heat and eat?
Supermarket freezer cases are overflowing with burrito options, including vegetarian, beef and egg. But for the sake of simplicity, this taste test was narrowed down to chicken. Five brands of burrito were in the running, and each was heated in the microwave according to the manufacturer’s directions. The burritos were rated on calories, saturated fat and sodium, along with ingredients, flavor, texture and cost. Although some brands contain seemingly healthy ingredients, they can also have a laundry list of preservatives and additives. Each brand was rated on a 5-point scale, with 5 being highest.
by Dana Angelo White in Taste Test, March 20, 2014
Who doesn’t love the crunchy goodness of granola? Check for some of these qualities the next time you reach for a bag.
by Dana Angelo White in Taste Test, February 27, 2014
Do you reach for turkey bacon as a healthier alternative to conventional bacon? As it turns out, there’s not always a huge difference between the two when it comes to nutrition stats. An average slice of traditional pork bacon (about ½ ounce in weight) contains 35 calories, 1 gram saturated fat and 130 milligrams of sodium. Now find out how the turkey version stacks up.
by Toby Amidor in Taste Test, February 19, 2014
Reaching for a more wholesome cookie seems like a smart choice, but do these seemingly healthier brands pass the test for nutrition and flavor? Healthy Eats did a Taste Test to find out.
Each brand of cookie was rated on a 5-point scale (5 being the highest). The cookies were evaluated on taste, nutrition and ingredient quality, with special attention paid to the types of sweeteners and fats used in the all-important filling.
by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, January 16, 2014
A while back, Healthy Eats asked Facebook fans to name their favorite healthy frozen pizzas. Most people said they preferred to make their own pies, while others insisted the term “healthy frozen pizza” was an oxymoron (fair enough). That said, it never hurts to know the better choices available out there. Because let’s face it: Sometimes the frozen pizza aisle just calls your name.
by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, October 14, 2013
One of the toughest parts of getting on track with healthy eating is getting organized — but there are ways to take a smarter approach to meal planning and shopping.
by Dana Angelo White in Gluten-Free, Grocery Shopping, September 28, 2013
Your freezer was created to preserve food for long periods of time. But filling it with junk can sabotage any healthy eating plan. Here are five items worth purchasing, and five you’re better off passing up.
by Dana Angelo White in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, September 23, 2013
If gluten-free cereal is on your shopping list, check out these tips and top brands before your next trip to the store.
by Dana Angelo White in Taste Test, July 17, 2013
Do you start your morning with a splash of liquid coffee creamer? Find out if that’s a smart way to begin the day.
Looking for a refreshing beverage to beat the summer heat? See the results of this taste test before popping open a bottle of sweetened iced tea.
This taste test focused on sweetened teas with lemon (no other flavors for this challenge). Close attention was paid to ingredient quality, calories and sugar, and each tea was rated using a 5-point scale (5 being the highest). Although the teas came in various sized containers, all teas were scaled to 16-fluid ounces, the most popular size.
One thing that varied widely was sugar content, something worth keeping an eye on. The tea with the highest amount contained 48 grams, while the top-rated bottle had fewer than 10 grams. (To help put things in perspective, a 16-ounce soda/cola contains 52 grams of sugar.)
Here’s how the teas stacked up!