Trick Your Cart

Designating a part of a shopping cart specifically for fruits and vegetables boost purchase of these healthy foods.

The Rise of Veganism

Too often the fare for those who don’t eat meat is just a collection of side dishes. I’ve also noticed that too many vegetarians are looking for meat replacements like veggie burgers and fake bacon. This is the wrong approach.

Summer’s Time To Try New, Healthy Combos

Combining foods for maximum nutritional value is called by food scientists food synergy. That means the combination of two or more items leads to greater nutrition than any of the items individually.

Eat Less Meat, Lose Weight

I’m not advocating we give up meat all together, just that we eat a little less.

Should You Use Artificial Sweeteners?

There are times when using a sugar substitute is a great idea, even if there may be health risks. The consequences of eating too much sugar can be worse than those posed by exposure to chemicals. But it’s also a good idea to train your sweet tooth away from craving so much sugar.

The Rise of Sustainable Seafood

Now, we’re seeing an increasing demand for sustainable seafood among the general public, not just the environmentally conscious.

Avoid These Fins, Your Life May Depend On It

Some environmental organizations are advocating taking fish off the menu, but that’s throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Still, we should heed the warnings of the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

Possible Higher Mercury Content In Some Fish

A consumer advocacy group in California has found higher amounts of this metal in supermarket fish than allowed by federal regulations.

American Cheese Is Neither

Now we’re finding out that not only is American Cheese product not cheese, we’re also learning it’s not American!

You Can Replace SOME Of The Fat

In many cases we can replace a substantial part of the fat in our recipes with a little creativity. But I must warn you that you will have to make these judgements for yourself.