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    Chow Line: App Tells How to Store Foods Safely

    I go grocery shopping once a month for my family and I tend to buy fresh fruits and vegetables in larger quantities. What is the best way to safely store these items to keep them fresh?
  2. Chow Line: Frozen Vegetables Are Healthy Options

    My wife and I disagree on whether or not it’s better to eat fresh vegetables or frozen vegetables. I say that frozen veggies are just as healthy as fresh vegetables, but my wife disagrees. Which one of us is right?
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    Chow Line: Save Time and Money at the Grocery Store

    Lately I’ve found that I am spending more time and money at the grocery store, sometimes even buying things that I don’t need. What are some strategies to help me spend less and save time?
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    Chow Line: To Eat or Not to Eat – An Egg-cellent Question about Easter Eggs

    My mom is hosting Easter dinner this year and plans to have an Easter egg hunt for the grandkids. Growing up, we always ate the eggs used in the egg hunt, and my mom insists this is fine. But I’ve heard that you shouldn’t eat those eggs. You should have a separate batch — one to eat and one to hide and use for decorations. Which one of us is right?
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    Chow Line: New Rules Require Calorie Postings in Restaurant Menus

    My family likes to eat out several times a month, but I’ve heard recently that many restaurant menu items contain plenty of calories. So how can we avoid eating too many calories when dining out?  
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    Chow Line: The Devil’s in the Details When It Comes to Added Sugar in Foods and Drinks

    I’ve decided that I want to eat healthier and lessen the amount of sugar that I consume. But how can I tell what foods and drinks have added sugar?
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    Chow Line: Don’t Count on Luck to Make Corned Beef Safely for St. Patrick’s Day

    I’m hosting dinner this year to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and I plan to serve corned beef. Are there any measures that I need to take to prevent the potential for any foodborne illnesses?
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    Chow Line: Eat More Fruits and Veggies! National Nutrition Month a Good Time to Start

    I do most of the cooking in my house and try to make sure that the meals I prepare are both good tasting and healthy. However, I am in a rut when it comes to healthy food ideas. Do you have any suggestions on any clever, tasty ways to add more fruits and veggies to my family’s diet?  
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    Chow Line: Water, Other Nonsugary Drinks Best Option for Kids

    My children used to drink a lot of high-sugar soft drinks. A few years ago we cut back, limiting them to one a day. But I saw something recently that makes me think even that might be too much. What is the recommendation?
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    Chow Line: Tapeworms in Salmon a Potential Risk

    I heard a recent report that some salmon in the U. S. has been found to have tapeworms. That has me worried — is salmon still safe to eat?

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