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5 Scary Foods You Thought Were Healthy

We’ve all been duped before. The claims on a package of “natural”, “low fat”, “high in vitamins” - all screaming “pick me! I’m healthy!” As scary as it sounds, some labels can be misleading. The frightening truth is that unless you do a little detective work reading the nutrition facts and ingredient list, there is no other way of knowing just how healthy a product is. Let me help you cross off a few of these terrifying foods from your healthy list.

Oh Nuts!! Successfully going peanut-free

Birthday parties, school lunches, playdate...now a days, there are so many reasons go peanut free. Peanut allergy, and peanut-free zones, are becoming more common, but finding peanut-free foods might be harder than you think. Here are some tips and resources to help no nut zones, peanut free.

Sandwich Makeovers

No picnic basket is complete without tasty sandwiches. They are easy to prepare, carry, and share. But how do you build a sandwich that won’t pack on the pounds? The key to a healthy sandwich is to have a good balance of all the food groups. Including the right carbohydrate, protein, dairy, fruits (yes fruits!) and veggie choices in your sandwich will keep you full and prevent spiked in your blood sugar. Let’s breakdown the building blocks of a wholesome sammie.

What Type of Milk is Right For You?

We all know that milk does a body good, but what milk is right for you? From dairy to non-dairy, there are a variety of ways to fill your glass with the nutrients needed for a healthy body. The question is, what type of milk is right for you?

Summer Food Safety

Summer is here and so is the season of picnics, pool parties, and barbeques! Unfortunately these events can be bacteria's dream come true. 1 in 6 Americans suffer from food poisoning each year. In the summer months, those numbers escalate. Have a food safe summer by remembering these four basic food safety rules. You'll keep your friends and family safe, from the food prep down to bringing home delicious leftovers.

Healthy Marinades and Rubs

A tasty marinade or rub is essential to getting flavor in your summertime favorites. However, despite all their benefits, choosing the wrong marinades or rubs could wreck your diet. Some store-bought options can be unhealthy, which are often loaded with sodium, fat, added sugars, and preservatives. Try some of these healthier, yet tasty combinations that will keep your summer cookout a healthy one.

Benefits of Chocolate

Chocolate is not the enemy! In fact, eating an ounce of chocolate a few times a week could be just what your body needs. See how indulging in our chocolate craving could be great for your health.
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