Are Meal Kits Really Cheaper Than Groceries?

Blue Apron claims the grocery store is “70 percent more expensive” than its service. Home Chef cites a TV news investigation that found a slight savings over groceries. But then I look in my meal kit and see I spent $20 for each meal that barely feeds two people. What gives?

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Are Meal Kits Really Cheaper Than Groceries?

Blue Apron claims the grocery store is “70 percent more expensive” than its service. Home Chef cites a TV news investigation that found a slight savings over groceries. But then I look in my meal kit and see I spent $20 for each meal that barely feeds two people. What gives?

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Microwaving Your Tea Boosts Its Antioxidants, But How Does It Taste?

It’s been a rough news week, and it’s only Wednesday. Fortunately, though, today’s raging controversy is about tea. Is it okay to microwave it? Is it better to microwave it? Australian research says yes, while tea aficionados worldwide recoil in horror.

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Some of Our Best Food Hacks May Be Wrong

Last year, when I was reviewing food researcher Brian Wansink’s book about ways to trick yourself into eating better, I noticed that the way he did some of his research seemed fishy. A statistician agreed with me. But I posted the book review anyway.

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Starving Yourself Two Days a Week Is Actually Not a Bad Diet

Last Tuesday, I ate some green beans, a Clif bar, and one homemade sous vide egg bite. That’s 500 calories. I swear I don’t have an eating disorder—it’s just how you do things on this diet I’ve been trying. On Wednesday I was back to my regular 2000-ish calories and feeling fine.

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These New Food Labels Help You Figure Out What You’re Actually Buying

All the different labels on food can make it difficult to figure out what you’re actually buying at the grocery store. But there are some which do give useful information. These three new labels help you make the best choice without having to read all the fine print on every package.

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How to Prepare Vegetables That You’d Actually Want to Eat

Most of us can agree that eating your veggies is a good thing on the nutrition front. Still, simply knowing that vegetables are good for you isn’t enough to suddenly turn disgust into undying love for broccoli. But give veggies a proper chance with these tips and you might just learn to love ‘em.

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Meals on Wheels Actually Does Deliver Results, Meals

Federal funding for Meals on Wheels is in jeopardy because, in the words of budget director Mick Mulvaney, it is “not showing results.” But that’s just an alternative fact—we have the results right here.

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Diet Tracker Showdown: MyFitnessPal vs. Lose It

Whether you’re trying to keep to a strict calorie count, or just get a handle on what kind of nutrients you’re taking in, a good food logging app is a must. MyFitnessPal and Lose It are two of the app stores’ most popular, and they’re your favorites too. Let’s see how they stack up.

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Picture Books Are Teaching Kids to Love Junk Food (More)

Children’s books show all kinds of things, from the everyday to the fantastical. Food definitely makes an appearance, so researchers counted up what kinds of food are portrayed and what messages books send about them. Junk food, it turns out, got very positive portrayals.

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