Food Watch: Sunflower Seeds (in the shell)

Food Watch: Sunflower Seeds (in the shell)

Eating sunflower seeds in the shell, or “spitz” as most of us seed-munchers call them, is probably most common in the summer. I used to eat these incessantly at my husband’s baseball games. I'd eat them like a chipmunk and gnaw away for hours! Today I rarely eat them. Recently, I went on a road [...]

Food Watch: Cereals – Part 2

Food Watch: Cereals – Part 2

Part 2 of Food Watch: Cereals examines the nutrition and health advantages or disadvantages of packaged cereals. We need to know what we're eating, and by looking closely at the ingredients list and the nutrition label on cereal boxes, we can see what's in each spoonful. This is a long post, but I promise you, it's [...]

Food Watch: Cereals – Part 1

Food Watch: Cereals – Part 1

What’s usually your first bite of the day? For many, it’s a simple, easy bowl of cereal. Most of us grew up eating cereal for breakfast. We don’t have to eat cereal in the morning, but many people and families find it quick to eat before hurrying out the door to begin the day. But [...]