- The Daily Meal | In The Pantry | Mon, May 13, 2013 10:45 AM EDT | CommentsThere's nothing quite like a glass of juice first thing in the morning to kick-start your day. And with so many delicious flavor combinations these days - both to make and to buy - there's no shortage of delicious juices to enjoy. But unless you have lots of time to spare, tons money to spend on costly juicers, and the means to buy lots of fruits and veggies, you may not always find the time to fresh-squeeze your juice every time you want it.
It might not be as healthy as you think it is
What's in Your Drink? 11 Misleading Beverage Labels
So we know it's tempting to pick up a bottle of juice in the supermarket aisle and call it a day. But the closer you look at the ingredients, the more alarmed you might be. Not every juice is as natural and pure as you might think - what we found, when examining ingredient labels and investigating claims, are some seriously stale ingredients.
8 'Healthy' Drinks That Are Terrible for You
As with any drink or food you might buy, it never hurts to take a close look at the ingredient label before ...Read More »
- Thenest.com | In The Pantry | Tue, May 7, 2013 12:09 PM EDT | Comments
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As a kid, whenever my family went to the movies, my mother used to pop up a great big pot of popcorn and portion it into little brown paper bags for us. She would then smuggle it into the theater in a giant tote bag along with pouches of Capri Sun. Yes, we were THAT family. And although I remember being mortified at the time, I now know better. I thought she was just being cheap, and maybe she was (popcorn costs pennies to make at home), but she was also being health conscious. (We were also a soda- and sugary cereal-free house.) As an adult and now parent myself, I can respect that.
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Homemade popcorn is cheaper and healthier-and it's infinitely tastier. It's also a lot of fun to make. You only need two ingredients (three if you count salt, but that's a topping). My daughter loves it when I pop corn on the stove. She runs to the kitchen to listen to the popping and gets super excited when it stops. It's adorable, I just don'
- In The Pantry | In The Pantry | Thu, May 9, 2013 11:26 AM EDT | Comments
Superfoods are in the spotlight, from kimchi to kombucha to chia. Here's why some of these superfoods are so popular, and why you might try adding them to your diet for an added boost of nutrition.
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Flax seeds - Flax seeds are good for the heart. They contain Omega 3's and alpha linolenic acid that can benefit your heart's health. Try incorporating flax seeds in baked goods, shakes, or a bowl of oatmeal.
Chia seeds - Chia seeds may resemble bird food, but they are packed with fiber. For example, Mamma Chia beverages deliver tons of nutrition.
Hemp seeds - Hemp seeds are a complete protein. When you're on the go, eat a handful of hemp seeds just as you would eat a handful of trail mix.
Kimchi - Fermented foods are another superfood to try adding to your diet. Simply, fermentation is the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohol or sugars. Kimchi can be added to soups for a little spiciness. You can even add 1 oz. kimchi juice to a...Read More »
- Disney Spoonful | In The Pantry | Wed, May 1, 2013 1:09 PM EDT | CommentsSave time and money by making your own delicious homemade taco seasoning and create a fantastic Tex-Mex meal anytime! In Texas, tacos are practically a food group. Not just any taco but the awesomely savory and spicy Tex-Mex tacos in particular. I keep a jar of seasoning in my arsenal of spices at all times for a quick dinner.
Homemade Taco Seasoning
1/2 cup chili powder
1/4 cup cumin
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cayenne powder
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Notes: Makes 1 cup of seasoning - use 2 to 3 tablespoons (according to taste) per 1 pound ground meat.
1. In a large bowl combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour into a jar with a tight fitting lid. Store at room temperature.
2. To use: Brown 1 pound of ground meat (beef, chicken, or turkey) over medium-high heat in a saute pan. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons (according to taste) of taco se...Read More »
- The Daily Meal | In The Pantry | Thu, May 2, 2013 2:25 PM EDT | CommentsIf you love Trader Joe's - the colorful shirts, the name tags, the friendly atmosphere, all its quirky products - then you've probably done product recon on What's Good at Trader Joe's?, the four-member team review site that has been rating the store's best and worst products since August of 2010. Nathan Rodgers, his wife Sonia, and their friend Russ Shelly and his wife Sandy set out almost two years ago to review the cult grocer's some 4,500 products. They've been going at a pretty good clip, and with this installment of The Best and Worst Products at Trader Joe's are narrowing in on having reviewed 10 percent of its products (more than 275 reviews covering about 325 products). That's no joke.
The crew from What's Good at Trader Joe's? weighs in with new reviews
The Best Drinks at Trader Joe's
While the reviewers are fans of Trader Joe's, they take reviewing seriously - their first review was even negative. Here's their process:
• They rate products on a scale of one to 10, 10 being the best.
• For any post, two people rate the product.
• Reviewers give thei...Read More »
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