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Go Nuts!

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: more
Almonds Nuts are a healthy way to get fat into your diet. Yes, you need fat! The important thing to remember is that not all fats are equal. Here’s a rundown on why nuts should be part of your healthy eating plan. Nutrition Lowdown
The majority of the fat found in nuts is monounsaturated. You should focus on eating unsaturated fats, particularly monounsaturated, while limiting saturated and trans fat.

Fabulous Figs

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Recipes  /  Comments: more
When you hear fig you may think of a dried fig or even a fig-filled cookie, but have you tried a fresh one? They’re so delish! Whether dried or fresh, this fruit can be a great addition to a healthy diet. With fresh fig season upon us, now is the perfect time to try this nutritional superstar. Fig Facts
Figs were originally introduced into the New World by the Spanish and Portuguese missionaries in the 1500’s. In the 1700’s…

Brown vs. White: The Case of the Breads

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts  /  Comments: more
Clients always ask me if wheat bread is a healthier choice over white. It’s true that wheat bread has more beneficial nutrients when compared to white bread, but there’s a catch: it has to be “100% whole wheat”. Knowing exactly what to look for can help prevent you from falling victim to clever product marketing. The Physical Difference
All bread is made from wheat flour. Each grain of wheat flour is made of 3 sections:…

The Wonders of Sesame Butter

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Recipes  /  Comments: more
Looking to switch up your peanut butter? Sesame butter is a great place to start! It’s packed with nutrients, flavor, and is a fun way to jazz up your dishes. It’s also a wonderful alternative for those with nut allergies and is naturally gluten-free. Sesame Butter vs. Sesame Paste
Sesame butter is often confused with tahini (sesame paste), but they’re not the same thing. To make sesame butter, sesame seeds are…

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,…