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National Nutrition Month Day 9: First Bites

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
  Day 9 of National Nutrition month is a cookbook created by my dear friend and colleague Dana Angelo White who I met on the day her husband proposed to her. Dana, a mother of 3 beautiful girls, makes her own baby food and cooks for her family daily. Her book First Bites lists 50 superfoods for babies and toddlers along with delicious recipes. The recipe Dana shared below is for homemade fruit leather. Although fruit…

National Nutrition Month Day 8: Dinnertime Survival Guide

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews  /  Comments: 0
  For day 8 of National Nutrition Month, I just had to highlight this must-have cookbook by registered dietitian Sally Kuzemchak (AKA Real Mom Nutrition). This popular mealtime heroine was listed among the 10 Dietitian You Need to Follow On Social Media in my latest U.S. News Eat + Run post for good reason. Sally shows moms that it’s okay to be frustrated during mealtime, but she also gives practical tips on…

National Nutrition Month Day 7: You Have It Made

Monday, March 7th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews  /  Comments: 0



For Day 7 of National Nutrition Month I included Ellie Krieger‘s latest cookbook You Have it Made: Delicious, Healthy Do-Ahead Meals. For each recipe, Ellie provides step-by-step instructions for storing in the refrigerator or freezer and instructions for reheating. This is the perfect cookbook for those who are constantly on-the-go. You can take one day over the weekend to cook a few dishes and then have…

National Nutrition Month Day 6: Diabetes Weight Loss Week by Week

Sunday, March 6th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews  /  Comments: 0
  For day 6 of National Nutrition Month, I included a diabetes weight loss book written by Jill Weisenberger who is a certified diabetes expert (CDE). Jill provides science-based diabetes guidance on safe and effective ways for diabetics to lose weight and improve their health. She also provides specific calorie-controlled meal plans along with tasty diabetes-friendly recipes (which are also perfect for…

National Nutrition Month Day 5: Real Baby Food

Saturday, March 5th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews  /  Comments: 0
  For day 5 of my National Nutrition Month series I couldn’t resist including Real Baby Food: East, All-Natural Recipes For Your Baby & Toddler. I made all the baby food for my 3 kiddos and now it’s very trendy to do so. I know my future sister-in-law, who is an avid cook, will definitely want to make her own baby food when the time comes. Jenna Helwig, who is the food editor for Parents magazine is…

National Nutrition Month Day 4: Whole Body Reboot

Friday, March 4th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews  /  Comments: 0
  Today’s cookbook highlighted for National Nutrition Month is Manuel Villacorta’s Whole Body Reboot. Manuel’s cookbook is filled with amazing Peruvian recipes and highlights 21 Incan superfoods like yuca and pichuberries. Manuel was kind enough to share we me his recipe for Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers. This cookbook is a perfect one to add to any healthy collection, whether you’re…

National Nutrition Month Day 3: Great Balls of Cheese

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
  Here is a recap of first few days of my National Nutrition Month blog project. My brother Jack is marrying a dietitian named Gena. I wanted to do something creative and special for her. I chose to review a month of books and each author was kind enough to donate a copy (signed, if possible) to Gena. Each day a new post featuring a new cookbook or nutrition book is posted — that’s the book Gena will receive.…

National Nutrition Month Day 2: Natural Pregnancy Cookbook

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews, Recipes  /  Comments: 1

    This year for National Nutrition Month, I’m doing more than just a cookbook review. Each one of the books that I will share a recipe and review this month, the author generously donated a copy to my sister-in-law to be, Gena. Naturally, today’s choice is that of a Jewish mother. Now that the wedding is around the corner, the next question I’ll keep asking is “Are you expecting?”…

National Nutrition Month: Cookbooks Galore & A Wedding Gift

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews, Healthy Eating  /  Comments: 1
Photo by Joe Natale   March is National Nutrition Month and last year I highlighted nutrition and exercise tips from top experts around the country. This year I wanted to come up with something especially creative, especially since this is the month before my brother marries Gena, a fellow registered dietitian and amazing cook. With that in mind, I decided to highlight one nutrition or cookbook a day (usually featuring…

Southern Cooking: Lightened Up (Featuring Carolyn O’Neil!)

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: 0


By: Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger As I lived most of my life in the Northeast, I’ve found my recent move to the South to be quite the learning experience. In particular, my favorite part has been getting to know the “local” cuisine of Southern comfort food – from crispy fried chicken, to creamy cheesy grits, to biscuits, fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese, and more! All of these dishes and…

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