Are There Hidden Carcinogens in Nature Valley Products?

Monday, August 21st, 2017

You’ve likely seen Nature Valley products on the shelves of your local grocery or convenience store. This subsidiary of food giant General Mills cultivates the image that they provide nutritious snacks and breakfast foods to meet the busy lifestyle demands of most Americans. Or at least, that’s what they want you to believe.

5 Healthy Snacks to Pack (Plus Why They’re So Good for You)

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
5 Healthy Snacks to Pack (Plus Why They're So Good for You) Blog Post

Snacks: most of us love to eat them, but it can be hard to choose healthy options on the go. Instead of too much added sugar, salt or calories, these snack recipes deliver filling protein and fiber plus nutrients to keep you energized whether you're packing them up for work, school or play.

4 Healthy Packaged Snacks We’re Loving Now

Monday, October 10th, 2016
4 Healthy Packaged Snacks We're Loving Now Blog Post

Snacks are a big thing in the EatingWell office. Whether it's homemade treats from the Test Kitchen (perks of the job) or rummaging through a snack drawer, people are always snacking here. And that's a good thing: choosing healthy snacks with protein, fiber and nutrients helps make sure you fill up between meals, so you aren't tempted to overeat later in the day. Just don't go overboard on calories or sodium with your snack choices (watch out for that vending machine).

Healthier Picks for In-Flight Airplane Food

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
Healthier Picks for In-Flight Airplane Food Blog Post

Staying healthy while you’re flying can be challenging (especially if you’re stuck in the air during mealtime).

Luckily, it’s getting easier, as more airports are carrying healthy snacks like plain yogurt, nuts and dried fruit. With a little advance planning, you can pack your own healthy snacks—but that’s not always an option.

Buy a Healthier Granola Bar

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Buy a Healthier Granola Bar Blog Post

Granola bars are convenient when you’re on the go, but some varieties have such a hefty sugar load they may as well be sold in the candy aisle. You can't assume all of them are automatically healthy.

Here's how you can find the healthiest granola bars:

Star Ingredient: Make sure oats are the first ingredient listed on the package. This healthy whole grain is a good source of fiber, which helps keep you full and is good for your cholesterol. If rice or rice flour is listed, make sure it’s brown rice (it’s a whole grain), otherwise it’s refined.