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Eat Better with ShopWell

Monday, April 27th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Product Reviews  /  Comments: 0


This post was sponsored by ShopWell  When you eat better, you feel better. Although this sounds like a simple concept, shopping for good-for-you foods can be a frustrating and confusing experience. With so many options on store shelves and claims on food labels, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. This is especially true if you have certain diet concerns. To help make your food shopping a more pleasurable experience, the…

Fooducate Introduces Added Sugar

Thursday, February 5th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, In the News, Product Reviews  /  Comments: 1
By Alicia Slusarek, Contributing Blogger The first step to eating and feeling better begins with what you put in your grocery cart. Theoretically, if you choose better-for-you foods at the market, you’ll cook and eat more nutritious meals at home. Although it sounds simple, making those better choices can be challenging! In fact, despite our best intentions and motivation to be healthy, grocery shopping can be…

Cookbook Review & Giveaway: Whole Body Reboot

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Giveaway, Product Reviews  /  Comments: more

By Sheridan Jonas, Guest Blogger Superfood isn’t just a buzzword anymore. Kiwicha, meca, quinoa, and many more fall into this category. So what makes these foods super? As a native Peruvian, Manuel Villacorta, M.S., R.D. shares his take on how to reboot your body by incorporating super foods into your diet. About Whole Body Reboot
By linking back to his native roots, Villacorta found that Peruvians make their food…

Cookbook Review: Ellie Krieger’s Weeknight Wonder

Friday, June 27th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Product Reviews, Recipes  /  Comments: 0

By Stella Sarkisyan, Contributing Blogger I love good food, and whipping up a cioppino (or fish stew) on the weekends is definitely my idea of a good time. But let’s get real. The hustle and bustle of daily life leaves little room for meal variety and creativity. Like most people, I find myself dining out or preparing large batches of the same quick recipe to last through the week. Ellie Krieger’s new book Weeknight…

Cookbook Review & Giveaway: Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese

Monday, June 2nd, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Giveaway, Recipes  /  Comments: more
Most of us remember eating macaroni and cheese as a kid, and while our taste buds may have matured, it’s still a favorite comfort food for many. Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese, gives that boxed version you once ate a complete makeover, creating recipes that are “both classic and chic.” About the Book
With over 40 delicious recipes using real artisan cheeses and a variety of pastas, you’ll never look at macaroni…

Cookbook Review & Giveaway: Great Balls of Cheese (plus recipe for Greek Bites!)

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Giveaway, Recipes  /  Comments: more
When I was a little girl my parents owned a cheese store down on Chambers Street in New York City. I had the opportunity to help out during the holidays when cheese balls were always high in demand! So when flipped through Michelle Buffardi’s new book, Great Balls of Cheese, I fell it brought me back to my good old cheese ball making days! In honor of National Cheese Day on April 17th, I’m giving away a copy of the cookbook…

Cookbook Review & Giveaway: The With or Without Meat Cookbook

Monday, March 10th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Giveaway, Product Reviews  /  Comments: more
The days of making two separate meals– for your veggie lover and meat eater — are over. In chef Jackie Newgent’s new book, The With or Without Meat Cookbook, Jackie shares 125 diabetes-friendly vegetarian recipes, which you can opt to add a healthy dose of poultry, fish, or meat. You can finally make one dish that can appeal to everyone at the table! About the Cookbook
A relatively new approach to healthy…

Cookbook Review & Giveaway: The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure

Monday, March 3rd, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Giveaway, Product Reviews  /  Comments: more
Are you craving more energy or looking for a flatter stomach? No matter what your goal may be, Veggie Cure has a comprehensive plan designed to help you achieve it.  With more than 100 nutritious and delicious veggie inspired recipes, there’s something that will entice even the pickiest of eater’s taste buds. About Veggie Cure
In this cookbook, registered dietitians and twins Tammy and Lyssie review the science…

Win This book: The Slim Down South Cookbook (plus recipe for Shrimp and Grits!)

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Giveaway  /  Comments: more
When you think about southern fare, the word “healthy” isn’t exactly rolling off your tongue. Instead, thoughts of mouthwatering biscuits and greasy bacon will probably pop into your head. But now, you can eat lighter versions of traditional southern classics all thanks to Carolyn O’Neil. In her new book The Slim Down South Cookbook: Eating well and living healthy in the land of biscuits and bacon she lightens…

Review: Meal Makeovers Recipe App

Friday, December 6th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Product Reviews  /  Comments: more
By: Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger During my dietetic internship in Boston, I had the pleasure of meeting Janice Bissex and Liz Weiss, also known as the Meal Makeover Moms. Both registered dietitians, these moms have made it their mission to help parents meet the nutrition needs of their family. Through training in both nutrition and culinary arts, Janice and Liz have become experts in creating healthy,…

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