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Label Decoder: Palm Oil

by in Label Decoder, October 21, 2009

You may have spied “palm oil” on an ingredient label or stumbled across the name in a food news story. Here’s the scoop on this new oil that’s replacing the trans fats in your packaged junk foods.

Taste Test: Jarred Spaghetti Sauce

by in Taste Test, October 19, 2009

Sometimes there’s no time to whip up a batch of homemade tomato sauce. We checked out some of the popular supermarket tomato sauces — Rao’s, Newman’s Own, Trader Joe’s, Prego and Barilla — to see how they measured up.

Taste Test: Whole-Grain Cereal

by in Taste Test, September 29, 2009

We filled you in on some of our favorite cereal picks and listened up about some of yours. We took the most popular suggestions — Special K, Total, Multigrain Cheerios, Grapenuts and Kashi — and rated and tasted them.

Aisle by Aisle: Smart Picks For Condiments

by in Grocery Shopping, September 15, 2009

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.

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

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

In this week’s nutrition headlines: the danger in taking supplements, American’s drowning in sugar, and the popular weight loss pill Alli is linked to liver failure.

Taste Test: Frozen Yogurt

by in Taste Test, August 26, 2009

We’ve been searching for a lighter alternative to ice cream for the hot summer days. For this taste test, we tried five popular brands. I definitely found some faves that I’m bringing home to the family.

Taste Test: Frozen Cheese Pizza

by in Back to School, Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, August 19, 2009

Preparing balanced meals made with fresh ingredients isn’t exactly a priority for college kids. An old standby is often frozen pizza. Here are some ratings of popular, healthier cheese pizzas.

Label Decoder: High Maltose Corn Syrup

by in Label Decoder, August 13, 2009

You’ve probably seen high maltose corn syrup listed on food labels before, even if you don’t quite remember where. Did you know high maltose corn syrup is a close cousin to the infamous high fructose corn syrup? Numerous questions are probably swirling in your head right now. Luckily, we’ll tell you all about it. Read on to get the scoop (literally; it’s found in ice cream).