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Are Veggies the New Black?

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating  /  Comments: 0
By Joni Garcia, MS, RD Contributing Blogger Looking for a way to ramp up your current style profile?  Try chowing down on some veggies.  Over the last few years we’ve seen a major boom in the popularity of our favorite nutrition darlings.  I (along with the rest of the nutrition world) couldn’t be more excited to see these nutrient powerhouses receive the respect they deserve.  A recent article in the LA Times…

Scrumptious Strawberries

Thursday, April 4th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Recipes  /  Comments: 1
Photo courtesy of the California Strawberry Commission Thank goodness these delicious red gems from California are now in peak season! My two girls have been writing “strawberries” on my shopping list all winter long and I just picked up a perfect pound at the market. As excited as my kids are to munch on fresh strawberries, as a mom I’m thrilled they’re choosing this healthy fruit with loads of good-for-you…

5 Silly Looking Foods

Monday, April 1st, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts  /  Comments: 0
By Stephanie Perruzza, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger For you eager pranksters, it’s that time of year for the traditional April Fool’s holiday to have a little memorable fun.  When it comes to good nutrition and health there’s nothing funny about it – but you may just come across some entertaining food options.  Not all fruits and veggies are as perfectly symmetrical as an orange or have flawlessly spaced…

Kickin’ Kale

Monday, February 4th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
Hearty winter greens, such as kale, can add a powerful nutritional punch to your diet. Add them to your table using these cooking tips and recipes. Nutrition Breakdown
Kale, rated one of the top six healthiest vegetables by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, is unparalleled in nutrition. One cup provides 200% of your daily dose of Vitamin C, 180% of Vitamin A, 1,000% of Vitamin K for a mere 30 calories. Preparing

8 Fall Superfoods

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Recipes  /  Comments: more
We often hear about fruits and veggies during the summer months, and as much as I love plums and nectarines, I equally love all that fall has to offer. Here are 8 of my favorites fall nutritional superstars. Winter Squash
From pumpkin to butternut, acorn and spaghetti squash, these fall veggies are loaded with the antioxidant beta-carotene, which has been shown to reduce heart disease and some types of cancer. Winter…

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.
Monounsaturated…

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,…

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