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What Does “Organic” Mean?

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Nutrition | Comments Off on What Does “Organic” Mean?

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How To Read Produce Stickers

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Health, Nutrition | Comments Off on How To Read Produce Stickers

Price Look-up (PLU) Code Did you know that the numbers on produce stickers can help you identify whether or not you are buying organic, conventionally-grown, or genetically modified produce? Now you can learn how to decipher the code! As you can see, it’s pretty easy to determine what type of produce you are getting now that you know the code! I suggest you take a look at those little numbers next time you go grocery shopping so you can make sure you are buying the premium quality produce you are looking for! Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest   Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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When Organic Isn’t Healthy

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Nutrition | Comments Off on When Organic Isn’t Healthy

Having a product labeled as “USDA Organic” doesn’t mean that you should automatically consider the product to be “healthy”. You  need to take a deeper look… Definition of Organic That Organic label just means that the food is grown, processed, and packaged without the use of agricultural chemicals, artificial colors or flavors, genetic modification, irradiation, or other synthetic ingredients. Simply put, the term “organic” doesn’t mean that a product is automatically “healthy” or good for your body. Unhealthy Organic Products There are a lot of unhealthy products out on the market today that are considered by many to be nutritious and healthy, partly due to marketing campaigns and an “All Natural” or “Organic” label on the front. I have hand picked a couple of Organic products out on the market today that are about as guilty as the non-organic...

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Is Organic always more expensive?

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Twinkie | Comments Off on Is Organic always more expensive?

I was just as my local grocery store and found something worth mentioning (oh, and making a short video clip of it, of course!)… Organic avocados were cheaper than conventionally grown avocados. Here’s my proof: Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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Top Foods to Buy Organic

Posted by on May 2, 2011 in Nutrition | 2 comments

I understand that you can’t always buy every single thing Organic, whether it’s because of a budget or just availability. Find out which foods you should always buy USDA Organic, and which ones you can buy Conventional without worrying about harmful pesticides. The Environmental Working Group compiles data from the FDA and USDA tests which measure how much pesticide is left behind in Conventionally grown produce. Based on data collected from these tests from 2000 to 2008, the Environmental Working Group put together a list of foods that contain the most and the least amount of pesticides. The Dirty Dozen This is a list of foods that are at the bottom of the barrel, which means they contain the most amount of harmful pesticides. It’s best to buy the following produce Organic, even if you are on a budget....

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Pedicure, anyone?

Posted by on Mar 21, 2011 in Beauty | Comments Off on Pedicure, anyone?

With Spring in full bloom and Summer on it’s way, I think it is about time women take out the nail polish and rock a beautiful pedicure. You deserve it. Nail Polish  Women seem to spend more time picking out the color they want rather than a brand of nail polish that will be safest for them to use. I know I have been guilty of this! Ideally, you should choose an all natural nail polish  is water or mineral based rather than chemical based. This means  you would be buying nail polishes that don’t contain ingredients like dibutyl phthalates (DBP), which is an unhealthy chemical you will want to avoid. Check out the nail polish from Go Natural®, a company that sells chemical free nail polish that is durable and chip-free. If you are looking for a nail...

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“Low Calorie” doesn’t mean “Healthy”

Posted by on Mar 3, 2011 in Nutrition, Weight Loss | Comments Off on “Low Calorie” doesn’t mean “Healthy”

Everyone seems to be obsessed with the term “low calorie”. Companies market their product as a “low calorie” meal or snack, which as a result, leads consumers to believe they are buying a healthy product. Unfortunately for us, “low calorie” doesn’t mean that it is “healthy”! This concept is a huge misunderstanding that I would like to clear up for everyone. When Low Calorie doesn’t mean Healthy I went searching for what consumers thought was a great low calorie snack for weight loss. Here are some of the most common low calorie snacks consumers suggested to others, and my suggestions of healthy alternatives. •JELL-O Brand Gelatin and Pudding Snacks- The low calorie snack packs make this product easy to consume on a daily basis, which is concerning once you read the label and see what ingredients are listed in...

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Just Fruit™ Spreads by Crofter’s

Posted by on Jan 31, 2011 in Twinkie's Favorites | Comments Off on Just Fruit™ Spreads by Crofter’s

Most jams available on the market probably have more sugar in them than the fruit named on the front of the jar. Luckily for you and me, I have discovered Just Fruit™ Spreads by Crofter’s. Why Just Fruit™ Spreads? Besides the fact that these delicious spreads aren’t full of processed sugars, they are delicious and only made with the most simple of ingredients. My favorite is the Strawberry Just Fruit™ Spread, which only has 5 ingredients: Concentrated Organic grape juice, Organic Strawberries, Apple pectin, Ascorbic acid, and Citric acid. The Fruit spreads come in Strawberry, Wild Blueberry, Superfruit, Raspberry, Black  Currant, Blackberry, and Apricot. Be sure to check out all of the delicious flavors that are available, and make sure you always choose the jams that don’t need processed sugar to taste wonderful. There’s no need to sacrifice flavor for your...

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