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Are Probiotic Supplements the Way to Go?

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
Probiotics are still as popular as ever, and it’s no wonder since 60 to 70 million people in the U.S. are affected by a digestive disorders and are willing to try anything to relieve their symptoms. In addition to helping with a variety of digestive issues, probiotics are also through to help boost immunity and brain strength- so who wouldn’t be intrigued? You can find probiotics in tablets, powder form or added…

Should You Be Taking Collagen Supplements?

Monday, April 2nd, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Hot Topics  /  Comments: more
Collagen is one of the popular buzzwords in health and fitness. It’s being added to everything from protein bars, nutritional powders, pills, and even coffee creamer. But what is it, is it safe, and should you be following in this latest trend? What Is It?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body and can be found in skin, hair, tendons, and ligaments. You need adequate amounts to maintain strong bones, smooth…

My Top 6 Dairy-Filled Snacks

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
This post was created as part of the Undeniably Dairy campaign, sponsored by the Innovation Center for US Dairy and America’s Dairy Farm Families and Importers. All thoughts are my own. Snacks are mini-meals that should provide nutrients that you may fall short on throughout your regularly scheduled meals. To meet three servings of dairy each day, it’s simple to include milk or dairy foods in my snacks including…

Milk: Debunking the Myths

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1

This post was sponsored by American Dairy Association Northeast. All thoughts are my own.  I grew up when the milkman delivered glass bottles of milk. My mom served milk to me and four siblings every morning. As a mom and registered dietitian, I always have milk in my refrigerator and serve it to my three kids at breakfast every morning. When the milk conversation comes up with friends and clients, some admit they don’t…

What the Heck Is Jackfruit?

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts  /  Comments: 1
Have you been seeing a strange green spiky fruit hanging around your supermarket or showing up in your Instagram feed? Jackfruit has been around for thousands of years, but has recently gained popularity in the U.S. So what’s the story behind this relative of figs and is it something you should be trying? What is jackfruit?
Jackfruit is thought to have originated in India thousands of years ago, but can now be found in…

5 Reasons to Put the “Moo” in sMOOthie

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating  /  Comments: more
The post was sponsored by National Dairy Council. All thoughts are my own. I heart smoothies. In my three cookbooks, I have tons of fun smoothie combinations. So when National Dairy Council invited me to be part of their sMOOthie event where Catherine McCord from Weelicious was demonstrating some of her healthy smoothies I just had to attend. Toby and Catherine McCord from Weelicious   Catherine’s smoothies…

What’s the Deal with Matcha?

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Hot Topics, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1
  It seems like every café you walk into lately has matcha on the menu. Even Starbucks added a Matcha Lemonade and Green Tea Latte made with matcha to their menu. And it doesn’t stop there. You can find matcha pancakes, muffins, cakes– you name it. It’s an ingredient that’s being added to both sweet and savory dishes. So what is so magical about this ground green tea and is it worth all the hype? What is matcha?

How I Get My Dairy Meal Prep On!

Thursday, October 12th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: more
Photo by Gail Watson Photography By Toby Amidor, MS, RD The post was sponsored by National Dairy Council. All thoughts are my own. I’m so thrilled that my latest cookbook The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook is a bestseller on Amazon! Throughout my cookbook, I discuss how to plan and prepare well-balanced, healthy meals a week at a time. As many folks don’t get the recommended 3 servings of dairy per day, it’s important…

A Look At How Fruits and Vegetables Are Harvested

Friday, September 8th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts  /  Comments: 0
  This post and the farm tour were sponsored by Markon and The Alliance for Food and Farming. However, my opinions are entirely my own. With the popularity of farm-to-table, I wanted to get a ringside view of how food is grown, picked, and shipped to your market. I make it a point to take time from my busy work schedule to go on farm tours, so when The Alliance for Food and Farming invited me to see numerous fruit and vegetable…

Why Whey?

Monday, August 28th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Kimberly Visioni, MS, RD, LDN Contributing Blogger If you ever visit a GNC or Vitamin Shoppe, you may feel a tad overwhelmed by the containers, or should I say barrels, of protein powder with “WHEY” splashed across the front. You may also be wondering why whey protein has become a staple in so many households and daily routines.  What is Whey Protein? Whey is one of two main types of protein found in cow’s milk. Whey…

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