Are These Nutrition Rumors Real or Fake?

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
Are These Nutrition Rumors Real or Fake? Blog Post

Sometimes you read about a hot new food trend or a friend emails you saying that you have to try adding this to your morning coffee to solve all your ailments. But a lot of nutrition information floating around out there is either too good to be true or perpetuates nonsense about perfectly healthy foods. We took a harder look at some of the topics floating around the nutrition "rumor mill" and what the science said. See if some of these myths tricked you.

Our Top 5 Picks for Healthier Boxed Cake Mix

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Our Top 5 Picks for Healthier Boxed Cake Mix Blog Post

You want to celebrate that special occasion with a homemade cake, but time has gotten away from you. Cake mixes are an easy (and fairly foolproof) way to bake a cake, fast. But some mixes are overloaded with sugar and unnecessary additives. To pick the best boxed cake mix, choose a cake mix with the simplest, most recognizable list of ingredients—close to what you'd see in a recipe.

Related: Light & Luscious Cake Recipes

14 Ways Our Editors Get Their OWN Kids to Eat Healthy

Friday, August 26th, 2016
14 Ways Our Editors Get Their OWN Kids to Eat Healthy Blog Post

Do you remember the Easy-Bake Oven? This pink countertop masterpiece was a gift from my mom on my 6th birthday. As I ripped open the chocolate cake mix and stirred it together with a matching small pink spatula, my eyes lit up at the wonder of this gooey batter turning into a dessert. When the timer went off and we used the small pizza paddle-looking tool to pull out the cake I thought, "This is it. This is what I want to do forever." My mom's gift not only provided a sweet treat but it spurred my love of cooking.

5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
5 Powerful Health Benefits of Asparagus You Probably Didn’t Know Blog Post

One of the first foods that signals the start of spring is the appearance of fresh asparagus at local farmers’ markets and grocery stores. Just as spring is a time of new beginnings, asparagus is one of those veggies that I love to experiment with during this time of year.

Recipes to Try: Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Breadcrumbs and More Recipes with Fresh Asparagus

How to Buy the Healthiest Yogurt

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
How to Buy the Healthiest Yogurt Blog Post

Yogurt is packed with protein, probiotics and calcium—but if you pick the wrong ones, you’ll be spooning up loads of calories and sugar too.

Scope the sugar
Plain yogurt has a bit of natural sugar (from milk) but no added sugar. Flavored yogurts have as much as 15 grams of added sugar. To cut plain’s tang, add fresh fruit or a teaspoon of maple syrup or honey (about 5g sugar).