What is Guiding Stars?

Since 2006, 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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Guiding Stars & Heart Health

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Some risk factors for heart disease you cannot control, like your age or family history. Others you can, like your diet and lifestyle. Did you know that the science behind Guiding Stars aligns with many diet recommendations from the American Heart Association? Shopping with the stars is a simple way to shift towards a more heart-healthy diet.

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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.

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Surprisingly Nutritious

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Listen to Allison Stowell and Kitty Broihier discuss nutritious options in the grocery store in this free, one-hour webinar.

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3 Star Lunches

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Sandwiches and salads are great lunch options for the sake of convenience. Many of our favorites, however, could use an upgrade to their nutrition. Saturated fat and added salt are often present in cold cuts and salad dressings in large quantities. These lunch recipes all earn 3 Guiding Stars, meaning they offer the best nutrition. Try them out to keep your midday meals packed with the nutrients your body needs.

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Find More Nutrition Per Bite

With every new year comes an opportunity for a fresh start. After 2020, that’s what many of us are craving. The coronavirus pandemic shifted a lot of our daily routines, including the ways we eat. Did you eat out less and cook at home more last year? Many of us did. Perhaps you ordered more…

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3 Star Snacks

Snack with intention! When you choose snacks that give you good nutrition, you support your energy levels between meals. These snacks all earn three Guiding Stars, meaning they offer the most nutrition. Swap them into your family's snack routine to power everything you and your loved ones do.

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