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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

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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

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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

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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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Taste Test: Frozen Yogurt

by in Taste Test, August 26, 2009

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Dana and I are both ice cream fanatics, but I’ve been wanting to find some lower-calorie treats (that don’t have artificial sweeteners) to enjoy during these hot days. For this taste test, we tried five brands from our local markets to see how their flavors measured up.

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