Monthly Archives: May 2014

A Tale of Two Smoothies: Jamba Juice Healthy vs. Homemade Healthy

We begin this tale by applauding you for your interest in a kale smoothie. Yes, kale. A leafy green you can drink. Kale is the newest hero to hit the weight loss scene. Food establishments – including Jamba Juice – … Continue reading

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The Full Story of the 100-Calorie Pack, and Why it Makes a 300 Calorie Snack Look Better.

100-calorie snacks are everywhere – a full-on food marketing phenomenon. Clearly, they sell well (we’ve eaten them; you probably have, too), but should we be eating them? We eat them because “100 calories” is a very attractive idea. But what … Continue reading

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Avoided Avocados Because of Fat or Calories? This Will Make You Think Twice About Doing it Again.

Give the standard nutrition label treatment to an avocado, and you’ll likely run for the hills. Half an avocado has 14g fat? 145 calories? Yikes. But if we go sans avocado in our salads because it puts us over our calorie target for … Continue reading

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