What is Guiding Stars?

For the last ten years, Guiding Stars has been making nutrition as easy as 1, 2, 3. We analyze foods using a patented algorithm and translate the nutrition information to a rating system that is easy to understand.


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Shrimp Your Rice

With our new algorithm update, shrimp gets a better rating, which we're thrilled to see. Shrimp is delicious, of course, but it's also quick to prepare and easy to pair with your favorite stir-fry veggies and whole grain. We think you'll love this simple stir-fry...we know we do!

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Our Recipes

Rainbow Root SoupApple-Date TorteSpaghetti with Turkey Meat SauceRoasted Red Pepper and Chicken WrapChicken-Stuffed Avocados

Great nutrition starts in your kitchen. Browse through our extensive recipe database for star-worthy recipes that will inspire you and make feeding your family nutritious food a little easier.

Mindful Meals: Creating Delicious, Nourishing and Satisfying Food

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To celebrate National Nutrition Month®, we took a look at how our choice of foods, the way we prepare those foods and other aspects of meal time impact our satisfaction and eating enjoyment (and ultimately the nutritional quality of our diet).

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Search for any of 50,000 foods in the Guiding Stars database and view the zero, one, two or three star nutrition rating for that food.

Latest from Our Blog

Fishing for Nutrition

A child and an adult bonding by the water as they gently cast their fishing lines: this picturesque image is a perfect summer scene and the kind of moment a child looks forward to and reflects upon with delight. These opportunities can be more than just an afternoon adventure--they can teach our kids about our ecosystem, nutrition and possibly even outdoor cooking.

Fishing for Nutrition

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Basic, Flexible Salmon

If you never know what to do with fish to keep it interesting, there's no better option than trying out simple marination. Using just a ready made dressing, you'll end up with fish that is tender, moist and incredibly flavorful. The leftovers make excellent fillings for sandwiches the next day.…

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Moving Toward a Less Salty Diet

If you’re struggling to keep your salt intake in check, you’ve got an ally in the Food and Drug Administration. Last week the agency issued draft, voluntary guidance that puts maximum sodium limits on 150 categories of processed and restaurant foods—all in an effort to help trim down Americans’ sodium intake from its current level of about 3,400mg/day to the 2,300mg/day recommended in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines. It’s a big step, and it’s certainly shaking up the food industry, but it’s not a done deal yet.

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