by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, January 13, 2011
by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, January 7, 2011
We’ve given you tips for the refrigerator — now it’s time to clean out that pantry! Besides tossing those expired products and wiping down those shelves, here are 5 items to stock up on and 5 things to toss.
What to stock and what to skip »
by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, October 28, 2010
Many folks read food labels to gain better insight on the foods they choose. However, with so many claims plastered on labels, things can get really confusing. Even worse, food companies use these claims to push certain products and make you think they’re healthier than they really are. We’ve rounded up the top 10 food label boobie traps.
10 food label tricks »
by Dana Angelo White in Ask the Experts, Grocery Shopping, October 15, 2010
- Which Chocolate Won Out?
In the spirit of Halloween, we polled our Facebook fans and taste tested your favorite brands of dark chocolate. Read up on the nutrition facts and learn if your favorite dark chocolate is really a treat or just tricky marketing.
Find out which chocolate won out »
by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, September 14, 2010
- Photo courtesy NuVal LLC
Dr. David Katz is back! This time he’s filling us in on the new food scoring system turning up in grocery stores: the NuVal system. You may have seen these scores cropping up your grocery store — here’s how (and why) to use them.
Learn more about how NuVal scores can help you eat better »
by Dana Angelo White in Grocery Shopping, September 9, 2010
- Waffle Brand Face-Off: Which Will Reign Supreme?
For a quick breakfast, many folks turn to frozen options, like waffles. We checked out 5 popular brands to see how healthy they really are.
Get the waffle taste-test results »
by Toby Amidor in Food Safety, Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, August 17, 2010
Food labels can be so misleading that you (almost) need a nutrition degree to decode them. But don’t worry – we’re putting our expertise at work to help clear up some of the confusion. First up, we’re taking on the snack aisle. Here’s what to look for (and what to avoid) when buying whole-grain crackers.
Decoding whole-grain cracker labels »
by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, August 11, 2010
We’re celebrating fresh tomatoes this week, but we can’t forget about that standby substitute: canned tomatoes. Many of our readers have expressed concern over using canned goods, including BPA risks, nutritional value and of course, food safety. So, how safe is this pantry staple? We’ve got the scoop.
Get the lowdown on canned tomatoes »
by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, August 3, 2010
Who says ice cream can’t be part of a healthy diet? We sampled five popular vanilla ice cream brands to find out which one was the best-tasting, plus our take on each variety’s fine print.
Get our taste-test results »
by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, July 23, 2010
Our food is laden with additives, many times in order to preserve it. But some of the disadvantages of these substances outweigh the benefits. Here are the top 5 that made our list — we’ll let you decide if they’re worth it.
See all 5 additives to avoid »
When I was in graduate school, some of my fellow dietetic students tracked down one of the first stores where the nonfat fried chips were being sold. The employee that answered the phone explained how he’d downed an entire package and had a horrible stomach ache (though he was a bit more descriptive of his symptoms). From that day on, I knew chips fried in Olestra weren’t all they were cracked up to be.
Get the scoop on Olestra »