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Dining In Cape Town: Dinner Edition

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD In January, I ventured across the world to the gorgeous city of Cape Town, South Africa. Lucky for me, I had a personal tour guide – my boyfriend Shaun – who was born and raised there. While in Cape Town visiting his lovely family, I ate at delicious restaurants with seasonal ingredients, visited the most incredible farmers market, and tasted amazing wine and beer. Here’s a rundown (with scrumptious…

Winter Break Eats For College Students

Friday, December 15th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating  /  Comments: more
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger College students often associate winter break with the holiday season, indulging in mom’s home cooked meals, grazing on many hors d’oeuvres, and packing our plates with casseroles. However, it is still important to put your health first this winter season. Instead of reaching for that eggnog, follow these simple tips to eat healthfully this winter:
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  • How I Overcame “Grill-Phobia” and How You Can, Too

    Tuesday, November 28th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 1
    Guest contributor, Keith-Thomas Ayoob, EdD, RD, FAND Disclosure: Both Toby and I are part of the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner Beef Expert Bureau. We have been compensated for our time commitment. However, all opinions are entirely our own and we have not been paid to publish positive comments. If you have a house with a backyard, grilling meat is sort of a mandatory activity, especially for men, but, true…

    Should You Buy Electrolyte-Enhanced, Nutrient-Enhanced and Alkaline Waters?

    Tuesday, November 14th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics  /  Comments: 0
    By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report  You’d think buying bottled water would be simple. But today, it’s just as confusing as choosing a type and brand of yogurt, bread or frozen food. You can now find electrolyte-enhanced, pH-balanced, nutrient-enhanced and flavored waters lining store shelves. With some of the specialty waters costing a pretty penny, should…

    The Best and Worst Juices for Your Health

    Tuesday, November 7th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
    By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report  When I was a girl, there was always a glass of orange juice on the breakfast table. Fast-forward 30 years and, for many people, that same glass is not only absent, but shunned. This jump from one extreme to the other has much to do with the “s” word  sugar. Yes, juice contains sugar, but you can enjoy it as a healthy and guiltless part of…

    Using Greek Yogurt As a Substitute

    Monday, September 25th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: more
    By Toby Amidor, MS, RD I have partnered with Dannon to help promote Oikos. I have been compensated for my time commitment to review Oikos. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Greek yogurt is more versatile than you may realize. It can be used as an ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes. Although you can substitute the exact amount of cream cheese, mayonnaise…

    The Truth About Evening Snacks

    Wednesday, September 6th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 1
    I have partnered with Dannon to help promote Oikos. I have been compensated for my time commitment to review Oikos. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Snacking at night has gotten a bad reputation, and many folks feel bad about doing it. Oftentimes, it can be more about habit than hunger, but sometimes you truly do need a little something before bedtime. Having…

    Can You Eat Beef When You’re Trying To Lose Weight?

    Wednesday, August 9th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics, In the News  /  Comments: 0

    By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post is part of my role as a member of the Beef Expert Bureau. I have been compensated for my time commitment. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Many folks ask me if they can include red meat, including beef, in their weight loss meal plan. With all the myths floating around regarding food in general, it’s a legitimate question. I discuss…

    The Best Nutrients To Feed Your Brain

    Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics  /  Comments: more
    By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN This post was sponsored by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED). All thoughts are my own. With my 3 kids heading back to school, I want to make sure to stock my pantry with foods that provide nutrients to feed their brains. It’s not just my kids’ brains, however, that need a little boost. With so much going on between work and family, I am so busy that I tend to forget things myself.…

    34 Ways to Use Up Your Garden Produce

    Monday, July 31st, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating  /  Comments: 0
    By Daniel Preiato, RDN, Contributing Blogger There’s almost nothing better than sitting down for a meal made straight from your home garden. In the summer, many home gardeners have tomatoes and cucumbers out the wazoo. They may have so much that they struggle to use all their produce before it goes bad. Here are some great ways to use that fresh garden produce before it ends up in the compost bin. Ways to use Produce by

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