Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pie: Made From Scratch?

Although Marie Callender's Chicken Pot Pie claims to be prepared from scratch, a closer look at its ingredients tells a different story!

I grew up eating frozen Chicken Pot Pie. As a child of a working mom in the 70s and 80s, Swanson Chicken Pot Pies were one of her go-to solutions for getting a meal on the table after a long day of work. While I’m not exactly sure what was in those Swanson Chicken Pot […]

Although Marie Callender's Chicken Pot Pie claims to be prepared from scratch, a closer look at its ingredients tells a different story!

Quaker Breakfast Flats … A Healthy Breakfast or a Breakfast Cookie?

Quaker Breakfast Flats market themselves as wholesome and full of real ingredients. But are they healthy, or really a cookie in disguise?

Breakfast can be one of the hardest meals of the day, especially if you’re not a morning person. Yes, that “not a morning person” comment needs a big arrow pointing at me. 🙂 So marketing healthy, convenient breakfast foods is literally a goldmine for food companies. But are most of these products really healthy? Let’s take a […]

Quaker Breakfast Flats market themselves as wholesome and full of real ingredients. But are they healthy, or really a cookie in disguise?

7 Simple Steps For A Healthier Super Bowl Sunday

7 Simple Steps For A Healthier Super Bowl Sunday

It’s that time of year again. Super Bowl time. And with the constant hype about the game, the commercials, and the parties that surround this mega event, it’s easy to become a bit jaded if you’re trying to eat healthier food. After all, the Super Bowl is reported to be the second-largest day for food […]

7 Simple Steps For A Healthier Super Bowl Sunday

Leggo My Eggo?

Are frozen waffles or dry waffle mix a great choice for breakfast? Probably not. In fact, perhaps we should listen to the old television ad more literally and "Leggo my Eggo."

Leggo My Eggo! I think more than any other commercial of my youth, those three little words were burned into my memory. Why? I’m not exactly sure. Perhaps it’s that two of the three words are totally made up. Or maybe it’s because the ad’s underlying premise of a father taking food from his son caught my attention. […]

Are frozen waffles or dry waffle mix a great choice for breakfast? Probably not. In fact, perhaps we should listen to the old television ad more literally and "Leggo my Eggo."

Is Organic Food Better For You?

Is organic the right choice for you, or is it a complete sham?

Organic foods are growing like gangbusters, but are they really better for you? Is organic worth the higher cost? There are certainly plenty of opinions on both sides of this debate. In fact, people can get pretty vocal on this topic with responses ranging from some swearing by organic to others calling it a huge […]

Is organic the right choice for you, or is it a complete sham?

Introducing My FREE New eBook—The Ultimate Clean Eating Guide

In Bruce Bradley’s Ultimate Clean Eating Guide this former processed food marketing executive shares why he quit processed foods, how he did it, and outlines tips and steps you can take to lead a happier, healthier life!

I’m so excited to finally be able to share with you my new, FREE eBook, The Ultimate Clean Eating Guide—How to Ditch Processed Foods & Start Eating REAL! I’m embarrassed to say, but this eBook has been in the works for over a year now. I’ve been planning it ever since I returned to blogging […]

In Bruce Bradley’s Ultimate Clean Eating Guide this former processed food marketing executive shares why he quit processed foods, how he did it, and outlines tips and steps you can take to lead a happier, healthier life!

Are Muffins Healthy?

Are muffins healthy? And what's really in your muffin? Unfortunately most muffin mixes and pre-made muffins are bad news.

Muffins and I go way back. When I was just a little kid my mom would take us shopping and for lunch at our local department store, Jordan Marsh. To be honest I don’t remember much more except for the amazing, Jordan Marsh blueberry muffins you could get with your meal. They were so good mom sometimes would buy […]

Are muffins healthy? And what's really in your muffin? Unfortunately most muffin mixes and pre-made muffins are bad news.

10 Tips on How to Quit Processed Foods

One Size Does Not Fit All When It Comes to Food

Interested in eating healthier? Well, there sure are a lot of different pieces of advice out there. Unfortunately, most of it is served up by people trying to sell you something. And have you ever noticed all the contradicting opinions? It’s really hard to know what to believe! Well, I’m not a health professional, but I used […]

One Size Does Not Fit All When It Comes to Food

How I Quit Processed Foods

Bruce Bradley, a former food marketing exec, shares his personal story about how I quit eating processed foods.

A couple of weeks ago I shared my story about why I decided to quit processed foods. I often call it my junk food “break-up” because in many ways we all have a complex relationship with food. Personally, culturally, and physically food plays a powerful role in our lives. And as anyone who has tried making […]

Bruce Bradley, a former food marketing exec, shares his personal story about how I quit eating processed foods.

A Guide to REAL Whole Grains Part Two

Learn how can you get more REAL whole grains in your diet!

This post is by blog team member, Kelly. To learn more about Kelly, check out our team page! Grains get a bad rap in some circles these days, but not all grains are created equal. In Part One of my Real Whole Grains Cooking Guide I covered what constitutes a REAL whole grain and shared […]

Learn how can you get more REAL whole grains in your diet!

A REAL Whole Grains Guide and How to Cook 8 Great Grains

Part One of Bruce Bradley's Understanding Whole Grains Guide

In a recent post, I touched upon the benefits of REAL whole grains over their processed counterparts and shared a recipe for batch-cooking brown rice to help streamline meal prep. Today I thought I’d dig a little deeper into the world of whole grains, expanding beyond basic brown rice and sharing Part One of my REAL Whole Grains Guide. Understanding whole grains […]

Part One of Bruce Bradley's Understanding Whole Grains Guide

Your Salad Dressing Ingredients. Safe or Scary?

What's In Your Bottled Oil and Vinegar Salad Dressing and 4 tips to choosing a healthier option.

Oil and vinegar based salad dressings are some of the most common types of dressings. Simple and classic, this flavorful combination has been used since Ancient Greek and Roman times as a way to season and dress vegetables and greens. Despite their relative ease to make, bottled salad dressings have become increasingly popular since their introduction in the 1940s. But what salad […]

What's In Your Bottled Oil and Vinegar Salad Dressing and 4 tips to choosing a healthier option.