There's good news just below the surface of the latest reports on food prices: the healthiest food costs less now. Although food prices surged in 2011, according to the USDA, grocery prices went up on some aisles and down on others. Fresh produce prices actually dropped. Rising energy prices show most in food that requires the most energy to produce, so you can find bargains and shrink your carbon footprint at the same time.
But first, check out the new recipe for cholesterol-free Sweet-Sixteen Oatmeal-Raisin Bars. Make sixteen healthy snack bars in just sixteen minutes. Sweet!