On The Blogs: Healthy School Lunches, Bartering With Bacon and More

Food Network Kitchens panko chicken nuggets in a lunchbox.

Photo by: Jackie Alpers ©Copyright 2012 Jackie Alpers - All rights reserved

Jackie Alpers, Copyright 2012 Jackie Alpers - All rights reserved

Parenting: Packing a healthy lunch for your kids (and yourself) just got easier. With this interactive "Healthy Lunch Maker,” you’ll have a better idea of the nutritional value inside your child's lunchbox.

NY Times: One man attempts to barter his way across the country with no money, just bacon.

The Atlantic: The Texas State Fair, also the largest state fair in the country, proves you can deep-fry just about anything. How do you feel about deep-fried bubble gum?

Bon Appétit: Every wonder why the combination of caramel and salt or pears with blue cheese tastes so good? There’s a science behind it.

Eater: McDonald’s will begin posting calories on all their menu boards nationwide. How much do you think this will affect people's eating habits?

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