Product reviews

Applegate Naturals Review and Giveaway

February 26, 2014
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I have a confession to make.  I have had serious challenges making homemade pizza.  I’ve tried making the dough that rises during the day, using quick-rising yeast for faster results, and even failed with the Trader Joe’s ready-made dough.  That’s why I use whole-wheat pitas for make-your-own pizza night. So when Applegate asked if I […]

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My Top 10 Trader Joe’s Products (Part 2)

May 3, 2013

It’s been over 2 years since I blogged about my favorite Trader Joe’s products. Ever since that post, I’ve periodically been asked to do a follow up. It’s not hard to do as I’m always adding some new item to my ever growing “must-have” Trader Joe’s list. I’m a sucker for their free tastings! So here’s what […]

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My Top 10 Trader Joe’s Products

January 11, 2011

It seems like all the food products that I can’t live without are at Trader Joe’s. They have it all — nutrition, taste, convenience and a good price. I thought it would be fun to share my favorite Trader Joe’s products with you. And even though it’s a small store, I’m sure you have some […]

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8 of the Best Yogurts for Kids

August 5, 2010
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After receiving positive feedback for my Best Cereals post, I decided to create an ongoing series for different product categories. Today we are tackling yogurt. Going down the yogurt aisle can be very confusing for parents. How can you tell the difference between the natural sugar in milk and the added sugars? How much calcium […]

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Product Review & Giveaway: Happy Baby

July 22, 2010

It’s not often I get jazzed about food products for little ones. But when my youngest started solids last year, I remember loving the Happy Baby Frozen meals I picked up at Whole Foods. I recently tried the products they have for toddlers and got giddy all over again. But before I go on, let […]

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10 of the Best Cereals for Kids

June 10, 2010
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There is no breakfast food that offers convenience and nutrition the way cereal does. But when you go down the cereal aisle you may be overwhelmed by the choices. How much sugar is too much? How much fiber and whole grains should you shoot for? You’ll be glad to hear that research is on cereal’s […]

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5 of the Most Misleading Nutrition Claims

July 30, 2009
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You’re in the grocery store selecting food for your family and you see a product claiming to have a certain nutrition benefit. Are you confused by it? Skeptical? Not sure exactly what the claim means? Join the club. Having worked in the food industry, I know what’s behind popular food claims. And while I don’t […]

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Product Review: Is Juicy Juice all it Claims to be?

June 23, 2009
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If you watch TV you’ve probably seen the commercials for Nestle’s Juicy Juice. Juicy Juice has a line of 100% juice and two other functional juice beverages: Immunity and Brain Development. How do their product claims stack up? Let’s take a close look… Juicy Juice Fruit Juice: This is your standard 100% Fruit Juice product […]

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