Can You Count on Food Expiration Dates?

Food Expiration Dates, what do they mean? And are they reliable? Many people do think so and I know that it is taught in school curriculums that children learn to double check labels as to not eat “spoiled” foods. I recently experienced this firsthand when my granddaughters wanted to check the cottage cheese carton before having some. They said, “we are close to the date of expiration”and “we don’t want to eat any.” They smelled it but decided they would not eat it. I was a little surprised at their quick assessment and also at the realization that just maybe I would have something that’s not healthy in my refrigerator! Continue reading Can You Count on Food Expiration Dates?

Understanding the Content of Your Favorite Yogurt

We all know we love our yogurt. It has been a part of our everyday breakfast, lunch, and for sure, a snack choice for some time. Today, yogurt comes in such a variety of flavors, and forms, that we have many, many choices available to us. Continue reading Understanding the Content of Your Favorite Yogurt

Stocking Your Kitchen for Quick and Healthy Meals

Most of us don’t want to be spending all day in the kitchen preparing food for our families. Nevertheless, we want homemade meals that taste good and are healthy. In my house it starts with, “what would you like for breakfast?” at which point we begin searching the cereal drawer, the fruit basket, and refrigerator to see if it is going to be a quick breakfast, or more preferably an egg, toast, and grapefruit type of day. That’s our favorite but there’s not always time for it. Does this sound like your house or do family members just find what they can and run out the door? The real question is, “what’s in your kitchen for quick and available meals?” Continue reading Stocking Your Kitchen for Quick and Healthy Meals

Promise and Problems of Genetically Modified Foods

The term “genetically modified organisms” or GMO has become a controversial topic as its benefits for both food producers and consumers are accompanied by potential biomedical and environmental side effects. There has been an increase in the concern by consumers about food products containing GMOs, especially from the short- and long- term health problems which may result from this advanced form of biotechnology.

Complex studies are being carried out throughout the world to study the disadvantages or advantages of genetically modified foods. Let’s just look at some of the most compelling new research and recent technology developments that may affect opinion. Please note, these are only the highlights, and I encourage you to continue to research the topic on your own. Continue reading Promise and Problems of Genetically Modified Foods

3 Misleading Food Labels You Need to Understand

With the move towards higher quality food items, many of us can be confused about the way our foods are described today on packaging food labels and through advertising. Here’s a few common food labels and what they really mean. Continue reading 3 Misleading Food Labels You Need to Understand