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Label Decoder: Citric Acid

by in Label Decoder, December 17, 2009

You’ll this food additive in a variety of sweet foods — jams, gelatin desserts, candy and ice cream, to name a few. Luckily, it’s safe. Here’s some info on how it’s made and why it’s used.

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Taste Test: Peanut Butter

by in Taste Test, December 8, 2009

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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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Label Decoder: Xanthan Gum

by in Label Decoder, November 5, 2009

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Xanthan gum is not hard to find when you’re checking labels. Candy, bread dough, ice cream, even cottage cheese — it’s all over grocery store shelves. Although it’s not the easiest word to pronounce, xanthan gum is one additive that you can chew on without worry.

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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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Label Decoder: Palm Oil

by in Label Decoder, October 21, 2009

chocolate chip cookie
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.

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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

cereal
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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