Tag: candy

Top 5 Scary Halloween Treats to Avoid

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, October 26, 2010

It’s virtually impossible to avoid sugar during trick-or-treat season. Sweet treats can be part of a healthy diet, but some are more spooky than others — pass on these 5 types of candy and you’ll be off to a smart start.

Spotlight Recipes: Homemade Treats

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, October 25, 2010

Sweet treats abound throughout Halloween season. Our handmade goodies may not be sugar-free, but they sure will stand out – they are made with real ingredients and have that homemade touch. Recipes to Try: Pumpkin Caramels Sweet and Spicy Pepitas Popcorn Balls Chocolate-Dipped Fruit Chocolate Dipped Clementines Dark Chocolate Bark

Reading List: Candy Tax in Washington, Misleading Food Allergies Info and Rachel Ray’s Food Fight

by in Food News, May 14, 2010

In this week’s nutrition news: Check Twitter and Facebook before your next visit to the farmers market, food allergy testing to be standardized and meet the White House pastry chef

Diet Myths, Debunked: Does Chewing Gum Lead to Weight Loss?

by in Diets & Weight Loss, April 26, 2010

We hear nutrition advice all over the place — from friends, family or even strangers (I’ve heard the strangest things in elevators). In this new series, we’re taking on nutritional urban legends and giving you the real story. This week: does chewing gum really help you lose weight?

Dining Out: Theater Concession Stands

by in Dining Out, February 25, 2010

You may love to take your family to the movies but want to shield their eyes from the concession stand. Buttery popcorn, pizza, nachos, french fries, hot dogs, slushies, ice cream and gobs of candy sound appealing, but chow down on some of these options and you might easily gobble up two-days worth of calories in just two hours.

Label Decoder: Xanthan Gum

by in Label Decoder, November 5, 2009

Xanthan gum’s not hard to find when you’re checking labels. Candy, puddings, 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.

Reading List: New Coke Calorie Labels, Candy Linked to Violence & More

by in Food News, October 2, 2009

Coke moves to make their calorie info more clear, a healthy eating kids book hits the market and you can make money by changing your lifestyle.

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).