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What’s the Difference Between Pasture-Raised and Free-Range Eggs?

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts, Food Safety, Hot Topics  /  Comments: 1
Packing pasture-raised eggs By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report When it comes to eggs, market shelves are filled with terms like “cage-free” and “free-range.” But the term “pasture-raised” is relatively new and many health professionals – not to mention, consumers – confuse the term with others. Even more confusing is the fact…

8 Reasons To Eat 8 Strawberries A Day

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts  /  Comments: 1
    By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by the California Strawberry Commission, whom I work with as a spokesperson and who paid for my trip to Monterey, California. There’s nothing more gorgeous than the strawberry fields of California. This year was my third time, and even more beautiful than I remember. I was honored to be invited by the California Strawberry Commission to discuss the health…

My 5 Healthy Reasons to Enjoy Peanuts

Monday, April 11th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by Planters Peanuts who also sent me samples.  Since I was a little girl, I’ve always adored peanuts. But as I got older I realized it’s not only the taste I love, but also the fact that these nuts (technically legumes) are brimming with good-for-you nutrients. Here are 5 reasons why peanuts can fit into your healthy eating plan and creative ways to enjoy them. #1: Plant-Based

Hot New Trend: Fermented Foods

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Hot Topics  /  Comments: 0
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger If you’ve perused the supermarket aisles, especially specialty markets, you’ve probably come across a variety of fermented foods and beverages. Fermentation is one way to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables in order to capture their goodness anytime of the year. However, there are other pros and cons about fermented foods. What is fermentation?
When fruits and vegetables…

Switch Up Your Favorite Foods

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 0
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger We all have our “ways” of eating certain foods. Some ways may be more outside the box than others, but we should always try to embrace new tastes. Seeing as this month’s theme for National Nutrition Month is “Savor the Flavor,” here are some ideas on how to do just that!   Cottage Cheese
High in protein, this soft cheese is an underappreciated food.…

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