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Win Tribe Hummus!

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Giveaway, Tips  /  Comments: more
Coming from a Middle Eastern household, I grew up on hummus— for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner! I’ve just discovered the new flavored hummus on the market—and now stock them in my fridge. Check out these creative ways I eat the stuff and enter to win Tribe hummus. Nutrition Lowdown
Hummus is a Middle Eastern spread made from chickpeas (A.K.A. garbanzo beans), tahini (sesame seed paste), olive oil,…

Getting Creative with Whole Grains

Friday, February 3rd, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts  /  Comments: 1
I love brown rice and whole grain pasta, but sometimes you want something different. If you’re looking to shake up your whole grain experience, give any of these a whirl. Bulgur (pictured on left)
This Middle Eastern grain has a chewy texture and nutty flavor. It produced from wheat and has been pre-cooked and requires minimal cooking. It can be found as coarse, medium or fine grinds. Medium grinds are the most versatile…

Healthy Holidays: Decisions, Decisions…

Friday, December 16th, 2011  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 1
Do you toss your good-for-you choices out the window come holiday time? Think about these last few weeks of 2011 as the last inning of a tied baseball game. This is the last time this year you’ll be able to make healthier decisions. So make them count!     Drinks
Instead of…
Eggnog Choose…
Apple cider, wine, or champagne. One cup of traditional eggnog has a whopping 350 calories, 19 grams fat, and over 50% of your daily…

Top 10 Summer Foods

Monday, July 18th, 2011  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Food Facts  /  Comments: more
Question: What are 10 essential foods that I should be eating this summer? Answer: There are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in season during the summer. Check out Toby’s top 10 choices, including some food sources of protein to keep you healthy for all of your favorite summer activities. #1: Spinach
Spinach is packed with antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E. It also contains vitamin K, folate, and calcium. Use…

Brown vs. White: The Case of the Rices

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Food Facts  /  Comments: more
Question: Is Brown rice really better than white rice? Answer: When it comes to eating grains, whole grains are better than refined and browns are better than whites. Whole grains, like brown rice, are the healthier choice, but what’s the real difference?  The Physical Difference
A whole grain has three parts: the germ, bran, and endosperm. When all of these parts remain intact, the grain is considered whole. The…

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