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5 Healthy Fall Desserts

Monday, October 30th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Recipes  /  Comments: 1
Photo credit: Marissa Moore By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN It’s finally starting to feel like fall in New York. While the leaves haven’t quite changed color yet, the temperatures are starting to drop. I’m ready to pull out my sweaters and boots from storage and whip up some delicious fall-inspired desserts. But although I love to bake, I don’t love all of the calories in my favorite fall treats. Luckily, my fellow dietitian

My 5 Go-To Post-Workout Snacks

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby  /  Comments: more

By Toby Amidor, MS, RD I have partnered with Dannon to help promote Oikos. I have been compensated for my time commitment to review Oikos. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Refueling your body post workout is a key component to any exercise regime and is crucial for proper recovery of muscles. Timing is also important, with 30-60 minutes post workout being the…

The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook Is Out TODAY!

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby  /  Comments: 1
Finally, the day has arrived. The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook: Easy and Wholesome Meals to Cook, Prep, Grab is available for purchase on Amazon. As a working mom of three children, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to carve out the time for healthy home cooking. In my latest cookbook, I share tips and tricks to use meal prep to beat the dinnertime rush. The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook features:
  • 3 flexible 2-week meal

Enjoy Avocado Sans Injuries

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby  /  Comments: 0
By Tyffanie Ammeter, MS, Guest Blogger Have you ever heard of avocado hand? This absolutely real phenomenon refers to the hand injuries that occur when trying to get the slippery pit out of an avocado’s soft green flesh, resulting in damaged nerves and tendons. The injuries have become so frequent and severe that the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons has suggested adhering a…

31 Days of Healthy Eating: Tip 17 from Marisa Moore

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 1
We are in the midst of National Nutrition Month and the healthy tips keep coming! Today’s tip is courtesy of a very talented registered dietitian, Marisa Moore. Her tip talks about a very important activity we tend to let slide – sleeping.   Get Enough Sleep   Often overlooked, sleep is one of the best things you can do for your body. Even if you’re eating well and exercising, skimping on sleep…

Ingredient Spotlight: Hemp Seeds

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby  /  Comments: 0

By Stella  Sarkisyan, Contributing Blogger Did you know Buddha reportedly ate hemp seeds during a fast of enlightenment? It’s no wonder as these small, nutty-flavored super seeds boast a long resume of nutritious ingredients. After a temporary ban, hemp foods are making a comeback in the health food section with hemp seeds leading the way. What Are Hemp Seeds?
Brought to America in the 1600’s by the Pilgrims,…

Win This Shiloh Farms Gift Basket!

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby  /  Comments: more
One afternoon I was sitting in front of my computer working and needed a good snack to munch on. I remembered a homemade trail mix Shiloh Farms had distributed at a recent media event I attended. It was so delicious that I needed to know more about them. After doing my research, I’m happy to report that Shiloh Farms products are truly high quality and made from real, wholesome ingredients. About Shiloh Farms

Celebrating National Registered Dietitian Day

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby  /  Comments: more
By Gail Watson, contributing blogger March is National Nutrition Month, and Wednesday March 13, is Registered Dietitian Day. Registered dietitians (RD) around the country commit themselves to improving the health of their clients and communities. Registered Dietitian Day gives us a chance to herald the hard work and dedication of the amazing people who do this good work every day. Recognizing 5 Registered Dietitians

Win Lisa Johnson’s Fitness Videos

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby  /  Comments: more
Exercise does a mind and body good, but between work, family and social obligations, getting to the gym can sometimes feel like an impossible feat. Investing in a few workout DVDs is a great solution, especially if you’re in a time crunch. Finding 10 minutes in the morning or while dinner is cooking can be a lot easier when you don’t even have to leave the house. Meet Lisa Johnson
Lisa Johnson has been a personal trainer…

Announcing My Latest Publication!

Thursday, February 7th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby  /  Comments: 1
  I’m pleased to announce that the college-level textbook Food Science, An Ecological Approach is available for purchase. I was honored to be chosen to author chapter 7 titled “Milk, Cheese, and Dairy Replacements.” For more information on the book, check out Jones & Bartlett’s website.…