Ever wonder how home delivery grocery stores keep everything straight? Last week The New York Times investigated an order, start to finish, from NYC-based delivery service Fresh Direct. It's a fascinating look at how it all works:
Two weeks ago the internet was abuzz over this Stanford study claiming organic produce was no more nutritious than conventional. But did they miss some key points? Yes, argues one writer at Mother Jones.
When you're on a budget, it can be a challenge to shop for healthy, fresh food, so the EWG took that dilemma to task! Their newest guide assessed nearly 1,200 foods and hand-picked 100 of the most nutrient-dense foods at a good price, from fruits and vegetables to dairy, protein, grains, and cooking oils.
Having grown up in Kansas City it wasn't uncommon for me to make a 40-minute trip to my local Whole Foods. Now living in Chicago there's a market on every corner and major grocery stores within an easy mass transit commute, but this weekend I still found myself driving 40 minutes to the suburbs. How far do you travel for groceries?
We all know we should be consuming more whole grains and fewer products made from refined grains, but that doesn't make the bread aisle any less confusing. Is multigrain the same as whole grain? And where does whole wheat fit in? Here's a quick guide to these three common, sometimes confusing terms.
Where do you find whole grains — other than Whole Foods? Health food stores are a great option if there's one in your area, but we're curious, where do you shop for these new-but-old menu items for less than $8 per pound?!
Are organic fruits and vegetables more nutritious than their conventionally-grown counterparts? The debate has raged for years, and now the results from a four-year study conducted by scientists from Stanford University say that, no, organic produce doesn't get any extra points for nutrition. But organic food advocates say the study missed a few key points:
Warning: the following stats are likely to make you feel pretty depressed. The USDA's recent report on food waste in America states that about 40 percent of food in the US goes uneaten. But lest we get too bogged down in the dire stats, there is some hope:
When you bring home organic vegetables from the farmers' market or grocery store, it's tempting to just give them a quick rinse rather than a thorough washing. But they're pesticide-free, you say! And a little dirt is good for you, right? But there's good reason not to forgo the wash, according to Mother Jones. Here's why:
During the holiday season there are bound to be local grocers offering special deals to help you save on your entertaining bill. But want to a know a secret? It doesn't get any fresher or cheaper than what's at your local farmers' markets right now. Is your freezer ready?