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9 Things You Should Always Eat Organic

Pumpkins: Trick or Treat? 7 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Pumpkins But Should

Pumpkins are one of the best things about fall. From making jack-o-lanterns for Halloween to pumpkin spice lattes to festive pumpkin pies, we love...
lentil and butternut squash soup

Lentil and Butternut Squash Soup with Mint

This lentil and butternut squash soup is thick, rich and creamy while also offering a lovely fresh hint of mint. Soup would have to...
Gelatin

What is Gelatin Made of?

Q: I love goodies! I feel less guilty indulging in those that are relatively fat free such as gummy bears, licorice, wine gums, etc....
This is Why Sodium Benzoate is So Scary

What is Sodium Benzoate and Why it's So Scary

What is sodium benzoate? Sodium benzoate is a synthetic chemical produced when benzoic acid, which is found naturally in some fruits and spices, is...
Taking the Mystery Out of Natural Flavors

Taking the Mystery Out of Natural Flavors

The words “natural flavor,” “natural flavors,” and “natural flavoring” are among the most confusing you will find on food labels. Yet on the surface...
Wash fruits and veggies

Yes, You Should Wash Fruits and Vegetables

As a child, I used to pick and eat vegetables straight out of our family garden—red juicy tomatoes, crisp green beans, and sweet corn--but...
Why It's Important and Tips for Making Better Food Choices for Kids

Why It's Important and Tips for Making Better Food Choices for Kids

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released a set of guidelines in both a statement and report that urged parents and others responsible...
Peanut Allergy

11 Peanut Butter and Jam Healthy School Lunch Alternatives

Because many children cannot eat peanuts or peanut butter, parents and other responsible adults have had to come up with peanut butter and jam...
Food Allergies

9 Allergy-Free Healthy School Lunch Ideas

It’s back to school time and for many parents, finding allergy-free healthy school lunch ideas is a challenge. Parents already have plenty to do...
Apricot Juice

The 7 Health Benefits of Apricot Juice

Apricots are one of the most important fruits in the world, and their incredible health benefits make them a great addition to a healthy...