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5 Healthier Halloween Candies

5 Healthier Halloween Candies

This Halloween, a sugar rush—for you and your kids—is probably inevitable. But you do have some control over the quality of the treats that your family is ingesting, and that you’re doling out to the neighborhood. Stroll through the natural candy aisle at Wegmans and Whole Foods and you’ll find more options than ever for individually packaged goodies that are free from art... »

Cold-Brew Coffee

Cold-Brew Coffee

With soaring summer temps, it seems crazy to consume anything hot. So many of us turn to iced coffee to stay cool and provide that much needed morning buzz. But not all iced coffee is created equal. Cold brew coffee not only tends to have a superior taste, it may even be a bit healthier. For one, it’s less acidic than regular brewed coffee, which means it’s easier on the s... »

Bartender-Approved Gluten-Free Beers

Bartender-Approved Gluten-Free Beers

We know what you’re thinking: Gluten-free beer? Yuck! But the truth is, gluten sensitivity is a growing problem—and for those affected by this issue who just want to sit back with a Belgian white after bagging lawn clippings on a hot summer day, well, they’ve been out of luck for a long time. The good news: The beer industry has finally started to respond with an array of ... »

Nutritonist-Approved Store-Bought Kid Snacks!

Nutritonist-Approved Store-Bought Kid Snacks!

On-the-go moms often turn to off-the-shelf snacks as a quick fix for their peckish offspring. In fact, snacking plays an important role in meeting a child’s dietary needs, from providing a needed energy boost to taking the edge off a voracious appetite that could lead to overeating at dinner. Packaged products often tend to be loaded with sugar, salt, and fat. Even 100-cal... »

Holy Granola!

Holy Granola!

Breakfast cereals have seen a gradual decline in sales over the past decade, but granola sales are stronger than ever. Why? It could be that it's more nutritious than the sugary cereals we once enjoyed as kids. It could be it's versatility, that we can enjoy it on-the-go as a bar or in a sit-down restaurant as a parfait. Or it could be that there's just something so earthy... »

We Tried Veggie Burgers

We Tried Veggie Burgers

Trying to eat healthier but just can't imagine your life without biting into a big, juicy hamburger from time to time? Give veggie burgers a go. High in fiber, they are a great way to combat some serious diseases like colon cancer, and since most contain soy, they help to lower your cholesterol. Not all meatless patties are created equal, however. Check out how these four,... »

We Tried Halo Top

We Tried Halo Top

Sometimes, life is about kale salads and green juice. Fact: Other times, it’s about curling up on the couch with a pint of ice cream. Here’s another fact: An entire pint of strawberry Halo Top is only 280 calories. (For comparison, Ben & Jerry’s strawberry ice cream has a whopping 160 calories in just one scoop.) And swap any residual sweet-tooth guilt for another spoo... »

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