Reading the Label of a Popular Kids’ Snack Food

Fruit/Snack, Health, Nutrition

We generally associate yogurt as a “healthy” food but not all yogurts are created equal. Let’s examine the nutrition label and ingredients from a popular kids’ yogurt. Examining the Ingredients Ingredients are listed in descending order by amount, so we can see that the yogurt contains mostly “cultured pasteurized grade A low fat milk”. Notice … Read More

Pumpkin Crunch Trail Mix

Fruit/Snack, Healthy Snack Recipes

Makes 10 Servings (1/4 cup) 1 cup pumpkin seeds 1½ teaspoons coconut oil or grapeseed oil ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon allspice ½ teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1¼ cups dried cranberries Preheat oven to 300F. Lightly spray a baking sheet with coconut oil or grapeseed oil spray. Toss seeds … Read More