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Have a Snack-Filled Holiday

You’re probably thinking, “Wait…isn’t snacking a big no-no during the holiday season?” We tend to stuff ourselves on indulgent, calorie-laden holiday meals and treats during this most wonderful time of the year, so why are we encouraging you to snack? The fact of the matter is sensible snacking can actually help you consume fewer calories throughout the holiday season. There are many opinions to be had about snacking in general. Some people subscribe to the theory that three square meals a day with no snacks is ideal. Others believe that three smaller meals and two sensible snacks a day is … Read More

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A Gluten Free Thanksgiving

With the recent spike in awareness surrounding celiac disease and health benefits, wheat-free has become the latest health trend to influence traditional wheat-based products on the grocery store shelves. But, buyers beware! Not all wheat-free products are created equal. Celiac disease is a disease that affects the digestive system. It’s basically an autoimmune disease, which means, that the body essentially attacks itself whenever gluten is consumed. When a person with celiac disease consumes gluten (found in wheat, barley and rye), the villi of their small intestines become damaged, reducing their ability to absorb nutrients into the bloodstream. If left untreated, … Read More

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Phil Lempert Gives tapaz2go a “HIT” Review

We have exciting news to share! Phil Lempert, from Supermarket Guru has given tapaz2go a “HIT” Review! Phil is the founder and editor of “The Lempert Report,” “Food, Nutrition & Science,” ” Facts, Figures & the Future ,” and “The Food Journal.”   He is contributing editor of Supermarket News, which exclusively runs his trade columns both in its magazine and on its website; as well as a content partner with SN which includes custom consumer surveys and other projects.   He has been profiled and interviewed by USA Today, The New York Times , The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street … Read More

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NEW TREND: Healthier Halloween Snacks

You are probably familiar with the children’s chant “Trick or treat, smell my feet and give me something good to eat”! Only now it’s more “give me something healthier to eat” or better yet, maybe even you’re singing “give my kid something healthier to eat”. You don’t need to stress anymore when you see those petite princesses, mean monsters, and speedy superheroes approach your front door. Tossing in healthier and fun snack options are becoming easier to find these days for Halloween, especially if you were to search on Pinterest. We’ve put together “A Live Snactive™ Trick or Treat” Pinterest … Read More

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Why Snacking is Good For You

Guest Article Written By: Virginia Cunningham It is not even midday and you are feeling that mid morning slump. Your energy is low, your concentration is… what concentration?… and you are honestly just counting down the minutes until it is lunchtime. The reality is, food is not only supposed to be eaten for its tastiness (although that is a very good reason to eat food), but also to keep you going! Food is fuel. Our bodies need fuel and it is okay that our bodies need fuel every few hours to get through the day. In fact, snacking in between meals has … Read More

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Better For You, Easy to Grab Snacks

It’s August and many of us are looking to stay outdoors while summer lasts, and gearing up for the fall season. We tend to be more on the go in autumn, and open to trying more wholesome snack options too, so we thought a little guide to provide snack ideas on the go would be valuable to you. Snacking has become and extremely popular industry because our lives seem to get busier by the day, we appear to be snacking more often, we love handy bite-size eats, plus we may not have the time to prep and cook a full … Read More

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Mediterranean Diet May Be Better Than a Low Fat Diet

We’ve stumbled upon an article from TIME, Health and Family – Mediterranean Diet Better Than Low-Fat Diet in Keeping Aging Brains Sharp The article shares evidence that the Mediterranean Diet can contribute to a lower risk of heart attacks, stroke, childhood asthma and possibly cancer. We’ve always supported a Mediterranean Lifestyle, therefore wanted to post this mini blog for you to take a look at this fascinating article! Check it out by clicking here.

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Go with a Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Diet

If you’re conscious of your heart’s health and you’re looking around for a good, heart-healthy eating plan, the Mediterranean diet might be the ticket. The Mediterranean diet contains the basics of healthy eating, plus some additional “deliciousness” like red wine and olive oil. This cooking style follows those dietary traditions of countries, which boarder the Mediterranean Sea.

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Boonton NJ – Dog Daze of Summer

On June 7, some 28 dogs were unleashed on Main Street and will remain there through the summer. No, downtown Boonton is not going to the dogs, but rather designers and these life-size fiberglass dogs are a celebration of the arts in Boonton. Boonton Dog Daze of Summer … Art Unleashed, a public art project from Boonton Main Street organization, gave artists a chance to express themselves with a dog as the canvas. Each canine is a unique work of art and is sponsored by a business. After the summer, the dogs will be auctioned off with proceeds going to … Read More

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Why Should You Visit Your Local Farmers’ Markets

We thought it would be nice to list a few insights on why you should visit your local Farmers’ Markets! 1.    You will be purchasing product from your local businesses. When you purchase from local businesses you are investing in and supporting that specific community. 2.    You can make it a tradition, go every weekend by yourself or with your kids as and make it educational. 3.    The food is fresh and tastes delicious! 4.    It’s a fun adventure to sample and discover seasonal items not typically available in regular stores 5.    To locate a farmer’s market in your state, … Read More