PRODUCT CHOICE: Tomato Sauces For National Sauce Month

March is National Sauce Month. The sauce most used in American homes is tomato sauce—for pasta, pizza, eggs, meatloaf, soup base, dipping and so much more. However, tomato sauce/pasta sauce is one of the biggest sources of hidden added sugar in prepared foods. Look at the labels of the foods you buy: both the grams…
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Top Pick Of The Week: Sovany Sparkling Fruit Waters

[1] Sovány is the only organic sparkling fruit-flavored water (all photos © Sovány Beverage Company). [2] Whether straight from the fridge or chilled on ice, the flavors are most refreshing—and very low in calories. [3] Add fresh fruit and/or herbs for a fizzy mocktail. [4] In addition to individual cans, you can buy Sovány in…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Otamot Essential Sauce, A Better Tomato Sauce

Otamot. Otamot. We said it several times before we realized that Otamot is tomato spelled backwards. Otamot was created by the parent of a picky eater, who set out to create a more nutritious tomato sauce, a food his daughter would eat. Starting with the concept of tomato sauce, he found a way to add…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Foodstirs Junk-Free Baked Goods With 50% Less Sugar

[1] You’d never guess that these Powdered Donuts have 50% less sugar (all photos © Foodstirs). [2] The whole package of Blueberry Mini Muffins, our favorite, is just 190 calories and 2g sugar. [3] Another yummy mini muffin: Chocolate Chippy (the chocolate is Fair Trade). [4] Have some fun with it. Four pieces equal one…
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STOCKING STUFFERS: Dandies Peppermint Marshmallows, Little Secrets Peppermint Pieces

Today’s stocking stuffers are for mint lovers.   1. DANDIES PEPPERMINT MARSHMALLOWS Dandies Peppermint Marshmallows are a limited-edition holiday treat. Dandies are all-natural, gelatin-free, vegan marshmallows. There’s no high fructose corn syrup or anything artificial: Cane sugar and tapioca syrup are used. Vegan marshmallows taste just like conventional marshmallows, but tapioca starch is used instead…
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