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I could come up with a great way to start this post, but Walt Disney Co. did a bang-up job with its own press release so I’ll let it tell its own story: Building on its landmark nutrition guidelines established in 2006, The Walt Disney Company [on June 5] became the first major media company […]

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Pros: Delicious comes to mind! High in fiber and iron; provides 44% of the recommended daily intake of ALA Omega 3. Cons: High in calories (like most granola); has 8 grams of sugar — the top of the range that the Environmental Working Group considers to be healthy. Whenever I go to Red Mango I […]

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There’s a diner close by that makes THE best lentil soup. I love lentil soup. I could eat it every day. About a week ago I asked the owner if they did take-out in larger quantities. I wanted at least a quart so I could freeze small portions for later use. Yes, she said, showing […]

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One of my most popular posts is one I wrote about WhoNu cookies last fall. To reiterate, the manufacturer says they have: as much Vitamin C as cup of blueberries as much iron as a cup of spinach as much calcium and Vitamin D as a glass of milk as much Vitamin A as an […]

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Let me start out by saying I can’t consume caffeine. It gives me heart palpitations and makes me feel jittery. However, I understand that there are scores of people out there who depend on a caffeine fix to get them going in the morning and keep them up late at night. I get it. I […]

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I will start this post by saying I have eaten chocolate every single day for at least a decade. Maybe longer, actually. Sometimes it’s a chocolate Vitamuffin. Sometimes it’s a small handful of organic semi-sweet chocolate morsels. Sometimes I go for a Trader Joe’s 100 calorie dark chocolate bar. No matter, I eat my chocolate […]

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I am not a big fan of Girl Scout cookies, although they are a little better this year. No more high fructose corn syrup or artificial colorings, but they still use palm oil. Anyway, last year I wrote about how, as a Girl Scout leader, I find this time of year very challenging. Yes, I […]

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Pros: Gluten-free. Contains a variety of grains including flax, quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat. Contains omega-3s and has three grams of fiber. Tastes really yummy. Cons: Contains seven grams of sugar, which is on the high side for something marketed as a “healthier” cereal. My Big Girl is in an anti-cereal phase. She won’t eat her […]

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A recent Consumer Reports story took a look at the safety of apple and grape juices, and the results were less-than-comforting. The organization tested a variety of juices including some organic options and found both arsenic and lead — neurotoxins that can cause a multitude of problems such as bladder, lung, and skin cancer as […]

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I’ve been buying the Thanksgiving turkey for a few years now. I fight the crowds at Whole Foods, spend a crazy amount (last year I paid $75 for a 20-pound bird), and hand it off to my mother for cooking. And every year at least one or two people tell me I am insane to […]

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