healthy fun food

Dinner and Dye – No More Red 3 or Red 40

April 10, 2011

Food dye.  Well there’s the big red-blue-yellow and pink elephant in the room.  Artificial food dyes are currently headliners on our food related news. A couple weeks ago Frito Lay announced they plan to give a more natural makeover to some of their snack products like Lay’s flavored Potato Chips, Tostitos, Multigrain SunChips and Rold […]

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Let’s Talk Turkey: Does Deli Turkey Need Nitrites?

March 27, 2011

The answer is NO.  Repeat after me, No nitrites, no nitrites, NO NITRITES!!!  Okay, I just had a flash back to my old cheerleading days. Turkey deli meat is one of those things that I never really thought too much about.  It’s always been the lean deli protein that came sliced, smoked, honeyed or roasted […]

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Soup’s Still On…Skip the Bull(ion)

March 20, 2011

I received a comment to the Chicken Stock post a couple weeks ago, with a question about bullion cubes.  Chicken and vegetable broths are chock full of sodium, but what about those little cubes of flavor that dissolve into hot water to make soup?  Those must be better, right?  After all, they are so small.  […]

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USDA to Consumers: Read the Labels

February 2, 2011

That’s right, even government agencies are joining the movement.  This week the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the release of the new 7th edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  According to the press release, more than one-third of children and more than two-thirds […]

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Pigs in a Blanket: Fun Kid Food The Healthier Way

January 22, 2011

I’m not suggesting that what your about to read is about health food.  It doesn’t follow a raw diet, vegetarian or vegan diet, or even a fresh-fruit-and-veggie diet.  But we all know kids like fun food and I’m a believer that “Fun Food” does not have to be synonymous with “Junk Food”.   If we make […]

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