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The Guinea Pig: Vegetarian chicken tenders

Please don’t eat me. Meat substitutes aren’t always appetizing. For example, I ate a Burger King veggie burger recently and it was a salty, mushy mess with little flecks of bell pepper in it. But not all my experiences have been so gag-worthy. Quorn – Chik’n Tenders, 12 0z. bag, $5.99 Those who practic meat-free diets… Continue reading The Guinea Pig: Vegetarian chicken tenders

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The Guinea Pig: I try, you buy

by Amanda Waltz, blogger Over the course of doing this blog, I’ve realized something—I never do store brands. And why not? They’re just as good, if not sometimes better, than name brands. They’re cheaper. What’s not to love? So for this peanut butter edition, I’m going into unexplored retail territory and reviewing a quality Wegmans brand… Continue reading The Guinea Pig: I try, you buy

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The Guinea Pig: I try, you buy

by Amanda Waltz, blogger When it comes to chips, double-dipping may be the least of your problems. Salty potato chips already have a bad, but well-deserved, reputation as being unhealthy and not nutritious. Tortilla chips are less greasy and seem better for you, but they’re also high in fat, hydrogenated oils, calories and carbohydrates—even the baked ones… Continue reading The Guinea Pig: I try, you buy

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Cheers and Jeers

by Laura Jungreis, blogger Cheers to… Cranberries, the berry scientists are calling a super fruit.  Not only are cranberries packed with infection preventing vitamin C, recent research has shown that cranberries contain a compound that keeps bacteria like E. coli and staph from sticking to our cells.  Compounds in the berries also fight again inflammation. … Continue reading Cheers and Jeers

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The Guinea Pig: I try, you buy

by Amanda Waltz, blogger All-Natural Toothpaste So here’s the problem —sodium lauryl sulfates. The EPA has found no conclusive evidence that it’s a danger to humans, but others claim the detergent-like agent – used in a number of household products – has connections to health problems like soft tissue damage and skin irritations. Most, if not all, commercial toothpastes contain… Continue reading The Guinea Pig: I try, you buy