Monthly Archives: April 2015

Target is carrying 93% lean ground beef

A recent ad for Target’s food selection included 93% lean ground beef. While not as lean as what I buy, it can be a good choice if you can’t find the 96% lean. Continue reading

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Doc’s Gourmet Ketchup — not a low-salt favorite of mine

All the low-salt, low-sugar ketchups I’ve found are considerably more expensive than regular brands, so if you buy one, the taste should work for you, it’s too expensive to buy something you’ll ultimately not use. Sorry Doc. Continue reading

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Asparagus cooking, storing tips to help save money

I liked the advice about cooking at high heat and pre-heating a baking sheet, both of which I’ll try. Continue reading

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Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame = consumers being heard

Food and beverage companies will make anything they think people will buy in massive quantities. So the way to get them to stop making things you consider unhealthy is to stop buying them Continue reading

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Lean ground turkey, let’s review how to find the leanest variety

I’ve warned you that not all ground turkey is all that lean, read the nutrition label to find the leanest variety your food store offers. Continue reading

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Lettuce tacos? Why not, try them

This experience will get me to try to wrap other things in the romaine heart leaves, send me ideas that you’ve tried. Continue reading

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Food hack test: making tortillas into taco shells

I’ll try this hack again with a deeper cup and see if that helps. It was fun to have a hard shell again, especially one that was low in salt, in which to put my low-fat ground turkey mixture. Continue reading

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A low-salt brown gravy mix? Taste was ok, but salt is still high

I bought two packets and mixed the contents with water to make my turkey gravy. Each quarter cup, prepared had 210 mgs of sodium, so if you use half a cup, you’re at 410 mgs, about a fifth of my daily salt limit. Continue reading

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Pure and Simple lunchmeat? Not simple enough

I was hoping this new Pure and Simple line might be different. The coupon ad highlights that this line contains no antibiotics, no animal byproducts and no nitrates/nitrites. Bravo for all of that, especially the last since those have been linked to cancer. Continue reading

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Vegetables don’t have to be dull; here are 25 alternatives

I tended to be most interested in the grilled/roasted category. A garlic broccoli appealed to me as did grilled cabbage wedges. Continue reading

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