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Egg white sandwiches: McDonalds vs. Subway

When McDonald’s announced it was coming out with an egg white version of its Egg McMuffin, my brother Brent suggested a taste test: McDonald’s vs. Subway. But as we revisited the idea over the weekend, we realized taste isn’t really … Continue reading

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EcoTrek Fitness Bar gets my vote (despite a few reservations)

Too. Much. Information. No, I’m not talking about the election, but an energy bar, believe it or not. I picked up a couple of EcoTrek Fitness Whole Food Bars at Meijer, partly because I’m a sucker for any new energy … Continue reading

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Food fight: Arctic Zero ice cream vs. Skinny Cow

I was in the mood for ice cream the other night after my monthly Weight Watchers check in, so I decided to see what was in the Kroger freezer case. Some “diet” ice creams I’ve tried lately are almost too … Continue reading

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An ancient American hot cereal

Friday morning I awoke bleary eyed and unmotivated to concoct anything of interest for breakfast, until I remembered the small bag of amaranth seeds in a bowl on the counter. I’d picked some up a couple of weeks ago after … Continue reading

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Starbucks’ holiday treats: a winner, a turkey, and what came in between

As it turns out, our Black Friday shopping trip was really little more than a thinly disguised excuse to try Starbucks newest holiday treats… 1. The clear winner: The Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop, which wowed all four taste testers*, generating … Continue reading

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‘Doughnut diner’ passes ‘fuel test’

The sign outside the new “doughnut diner” on Bluffton Road has a lot of nerve suggesting that’s where I need to stop to refuel. Yeah, right. As if anybody in their right mind ought to be “fueling up” on doughnuts. … Continue reading

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The Reese’s Egg vs. Pumpkin Challenge

It’s a gorgeous fall day, and we’re eating Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs leftover from Easter. I never dreamed these eggs would last this long, stashed in my locker at the Bluffton City Gym. When I rediscovered them in September, I … Continue reading

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My new favorite salad

So we’re getting something to eat after Rowan’s soccer game last week and I’m banking on McDonald’s because I’ve got just enough Weight Watchers points left for one of those grilled chicken salads. But no. The consensus is that we … Continue reading

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Our en-lite-ning lite beer taste test

Nobody would ever mistake my brother’s garage for a microbrewery. He only stocks lite beer, for one thing. But you can almost always find several different kinds in his garage fridge, because none of the usual suspects who attend cookouts … Continue reading

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Our guide to Starbucks petite treats

One of my aunts likes to say she’d rather eat her calories than drink them, and I tend to agree. When I go to Starbucks I order plain black coffee. But every so often, when I’ve saved up an extra … Continue reading

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