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Trendy Food Labels…Are They Worth It?

Monday, November 17th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Hot Topics  /  Comments: 1
By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Every company seems to be labeling their foods with some buzzword in an attempt to grab shoppers’ attention (and maybe make a few extra bucks). Oftentimes, we tend to equate those words with something that’s better for us. With so many of these buzzwords floating around, it’s hard to know if the food really is the healthiest choice. To help clear up the confusion, here’s…

5 Farmer’s Market Picks

Monday, August 18th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts, Healthy Eating  /  Comments: 1
By Stephanie Perruzza MS, RD, Contributing Blogger When summer hits one of my favorite Saturday morning activities is heading to my local farmer’s market. I love tasting, dipping and sipping items at every tent in hopes of finding something new. Eating locally and seasonally is good for you and the environment because these fresh, wholesome ingredients haven’t traveled far distances to reach you. Market

How to Love Live Seafood Safely

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts  /  Comments: more
  By Emelia Stiverson, MS, guest blogger Growing up in Maryland, I remember many nights when my parents “set the table for dinner” by covering it in newspaper and laying out wooden mallets and knives. To some, this may seem like an odd family tradition. However, this is a familiar ritual to anyone who has ever feasted on hard shell crabs. Although cooking with live seafood may seem daunting, these tips will allow…

5 Ways To Enjoy Beets This Summer

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 0

By Stella Sarkisyan, Contributing Blogger This star ingredient of borscht (a Russian beet soup) can easily be incorporated into a wide range of your favorite foods. Pick up a bunch at your local market and get cooking! The Beauty of Beets
The beet as we know it is actually the taproot (or the largest root) of the beet plant, which is why it’s also called the beetroot. Beets get their gorgeous color from betalains, a group…

What’s in Season? Spring Produce!

Monday, June 9th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 0
By Stephanie Perruzza MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Spring brings out the most delicious and vibrant fruits and veggies. Spring salads totally hit the spot on a hot day and are the perfect way to add seasonal produce into your diet. They can be as simple as baby greens with light dressing or a chopped mixture of the seasons finest. What’s even better is buying in season guarantees delicious, nutritious produce that doesn’t…

Protein Powders: What’s the Scoop?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Hot Topics  /  Comments: 0

By Stephanie Perruzza MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Protein powders have consistently made their way into our daily eating routines. Whether you’re adding some to your morning smoothie or mixing it with milk for a pre- or post-workout shake, the increased popularity of protein powder has piqued the interest of many. Breaking It Down
People choose protein powders to amp up gym workouts or for a quick and convenient…

5 Reasons to Eat Asparagus

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts  /  Comments: 1
By: Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger The first spring veggies are now lining market shelves and thanks to my husband, I’ve grown to love asparagus! It’s one of the few veggies that he really enjoys, so it ends up being a staple for us this time of the year. Why Asparagus?
In ancient times, asparagus was thought of as a medicinal food with healing and cleansing properties. With so many health benefits, it’s…

Sprouted Grains 101

Monday, February 10th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts  /  Comments: 1
By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger I love scouring the supermarket aisles and checking out the newest products and food trends that pop up on store shelves. Lately, I’ve been noticing the influx of foods made with sprouted grains. I’ve been a fan of sprouted grain bread for a while, but dug in to learn why these foods have become so popular. What Are Sprouted Grains?
Grains start out as seeds or kernels (think…

Ingredient Spotlight: Molasses

Monday, January 13th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts  /  Comments: 0
Catherine Cioffi, RD Contributing Blogger This dark syrup offers not only a uniquely sweet flavor, but also a variety of vitamins and minerals. It’s the key ingredient for beloved gingerbread recipes, and makes a great addition to your kitchen cabinet! History
In the United States, molasses first appeared during colonial times when it started being imported from the West Indies as a part of the Triangular Trade.…

5 Over-Hyped Foods

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
Every few week there’s a new superstar food claiming to be the answer to our health concerns. Before you jump on the latest food craze bandwagon, do some digging to assess whether it’s really craze worthy. These latest 5 foods may be healthy, but their benefits are over-hyped. Tart Cherry Juice
Touted as a powerful anti-inflammatory, athletes in particular have gone crazy for this stuff. Supporters claim it can…

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