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Pumpkin Pandemonium

Friday, November 27th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Recipes  /  Comments: 0

By Alexandra Orlan, Guest Blogger When I was a girl, every autumn I would spend hours choosing which character I wanted to carve into my pumpkin.  However, pumpkins have other uses than just decoration; They are a delicious and nutritious squash that you can add to your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Nutrition Info
According to the USDA Nutrient Database, 1 cup of raw 1-inch cubed pumpkin contains  30 calories, 8 grams…

Farm-To-Table: What Does It All Mean?

Thursday, September 24th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table  /  Comments: 0

By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger You’ve likely heard of one of the latest food trends – farm to table.  I know anytime I see this term on a menu or an article talking about it, I’m instantly drawn to it.  Using this principle in your diet can do wonders, but it’s not necessarily a no-fail approach to eating healthy. What is Farm to Table?
The farm-to-table movement started a few years ago and is still going…

12 Reasons to Love California Strawberries

Monday, July 13th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts  /  Comments: 0
This post was sponsored by the California Strawberry Commission, whom I work with as a spokesperson. You often here the term “farm-to-table” but not many folks have actually visited a farm or understand the flow-of-food from the farm to their table. I firmly believe that if I am going to discuss and write about healthy food, then I should follow the farm-to-fork trail. I have been lucky enough to visit California…

Taste Test: Lactose-Free Cow’s Milk

Monday, July 6th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 0

By Alexandra Orlan, Guest Blogger At the age of seven, my doctor administered a hydrogen breath test to check me for lactose intolerance. He told me my results were the highest he had ever seen. Not something I was hoping to hear at that young age. I didn’t want to stop eating pizza, ice cream or drinking my delicious milk. I wanted to enjoy the same treats as my friends. I began taking Lactaid pills every time I wanted to consume…

How To Start Eating Clean

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Healthy Eating  /  Comments: more
  By Alicia Slusarek, guest blogger The best compliment to the spring and summer bounty is clean eating. As you head to the farmers’ markets, enjoy your favorite whole foods and ditch the processed stuff. What is Clean Eating?
Eating clean isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle. It’s all about choosing wholesome foods over processed options. This sounds simple, but might require some lifestyle changes for those…

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