Monthly Archives: April 2013

Beware of Bargains in Parachutes, Brain Surgery, and Food

The old maxim goes, “You get what you pay for.”  It’s probably okay to scrimp on cheap clothes or maybe even that new sofa.  The worst that will happen is that you have to replace it sooner than anticipated. But … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Gluten Free Snacks

Whether it’s gluten sensitivity, wheat allergy, celiac disease, or worrying about “wheat belly,” more and more people are avoiding gluten. This increasing awareness has led to an explosion of gluten-free snacks: cookies, cupcakes,  brownies, crackers — find great gluten-free snacks … Continue reading

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California Strawberries Go Fresh and Fruti!

Strawberries are a super fruit! They provide a lot of nutritional value for very few calories, while being still easy to find and prepare. Kids love strawberries — they’re actually considered the number one fruit by most children. We use … Continue reading

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6 Earth Day Family Activities

Happy Earth Day! We’re rounded up six great Earth Day activities that are perfect for families ready to celebrate and learn about the Earth together. Check out these great ideas for fun learning experiences you can do as a family. … Continue reading

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Luxurious Frozen Fruit Bar Drink

When you’re looking for an adult treat for this Friday evening, you’re probably not thinking you can get that out of a Fruti frozen fruit bar. But with a small adjustment, you can dress up a Fruti bar into a … Continue reading

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A Fruti Smoothie, Step by Step

A Fruti Bar makes a delicious treat just as it is, but it also makes a great starting point for a refreshing smoothie. Fruti bars make a great smoothie with our basic recipe. Sometimes we feel especially creative and want … Continue reading

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Does Wheat Really Make You Gain Weight?

Is wheat a healthy source of fiber, protein, and important vitamins and minerals — or a diet saboteur ready to derail your plans for keeping fit? There are quite a few reasons that wheat might cause you to gain weight: … Continue reading

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What Are GMOs?

GMO? Genetically Modified Organism infographic Genetically modified organisms are plants or animals that have been changed by manipulation of their DNA in a laboratory setting. This is not the same as selective breeding, which has been conducted by farmers for … Continue reading

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Vegan Frozen Fruit Bars

You might expect that a frozen fruit pop should be vegan, but it’s not always the case. All Fruti bars are 100% natural, dye-free, and free of articificial flavors, and most are also dairy-free options that are completely vegan. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Taste and Health

In his book, Sugar Salt Fat, Michael Moss brings up an interesting conundrum. When people eat natural foods like fruit, vegetables, and meat, they feel satisfied after they’ve eaten a reasonable amount. Basically, they get messages from their brains telling … Continue reading

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