PRODUCT: Justin’s Peanut Butter & Banana Chips Snack Packs

How do you enjoy bananas as a better-for-you snack? From the peel? With PB? On your cereal? With yogurt? As snack chips? On PB sandwich? Justin’s has created a new way: a better-for-you grab-and-go snack that combines Justin’s artisan peanut butter and organic bananas chips. Justin’s Original Peanut Butter + Banana Chips Snack Packs Justin’s…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Rice Paper For Fun Food & Serious Food

Top: Vietnamese Summer rolls with shrimp (here’s the recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction. Second: Vietnamese Spring Rolls with added fruit (photo California Strawberry Commission). Third: Rice paper wrappers (photo © Denzel Green | CooksInfo.com). Bottom: Traditional packaging (photo Three Ladies Brand).   ABOUT RICE PAPER Rice paper is a name for everything different products, including…
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TIP OF THE DAY: A Popcorn Bar For Healthy Snacking

We’ve been getting daily pitches for Super Bowl snacks, none of which would pass muster with New Year’s healthy eating resolutions (crudités with yogurt dip instead of pizza and wings, for example). So we’ve decided to publish one of our favorite good-for-you snack (see below) that’s also lots of fun: the Popcorn Bar. Popcorn is…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Tree & Wreath Christmas Crudités

Give the crudités some Christmas spirit. Top photo courtesy Superhealthykids.com; bottom photo courtesy MomEndeavors.com.   Recently we showed how to Christmas-ize your breakfast, lunch and dinner. But we saved the crudites for last. At any holiday gathering, it’s a good idea to have a raw vegetable platter (the French term, crudités, pronounced crew-dee-TAY, sounds much…
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GIFTS: Stocking Stuffers, Part 1

For stocking stuffers, we look for special items around $10 (or less). Here’s the first bunch of gourmet foods we’d like to find in our stocking. ANNIE B’S CARAMELS In polka dot gift bags of 20 caramels, Annie B’s caramels are sure to please. The Signature Mix includes Butter Rum, Chocolate, Sea Salt and Original…
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