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6 Not So Healthy Foods

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: more
by Gail Watson, Contributing blogger We try to eat healthy foods, but some so called “healthy” foods may not be as  as we think. Some foods may have more calories or hidden sugar that we realize. Although the package may tout the food as being healthy, we don’t always read the label and pay attention to the ingredients or how much we are eating.This can lead to eating more than we should, and some of those hidden evils…

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…

Meatless Monday: Lemony Almond Broccoli Rabe

Monday, April 8th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas, Recipes  /  Comments: 1
By Gail Watson, Contributing blogger This Monday you can get a nutritious dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. Often touted as a super food, quinoa is packed with protein and fiber. Steaming the broccoli rabe turns it a bright green and preserves vitamins A, C and K. The almonds add heart healthy fat and a delicious crunch. Lemony Almond Broccoli Rabe with Quinoa and Fresh Ricotta
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time:…

Dried Fruit 101

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Nutrition Basics, Tips  /  Comments: more
  By Gail Watson, Contributing blogger Dried fruits have long been the favorite of hikers and exercise enthusiasts. GORP (Good Old Raisins and Peanuts) has made its way into many a backpack, and for good reason. But do they have the same nutritional punch that fresh fruit does? Natural Vs. Commercially Dried
In the off seasons fresh fruits may be transported thousands of miles. In order to keep fruit from spoiling…

Meatless Monday: Butternut Squash Pasta Bake

Monday, March 25th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas, Recipes  /  Comments: 0

By Gail Watson, contributing blogger The nutty earthy taste of the butternut squash is a taste you will fall in love with in this pasta bake. We used a classic Bechamel sauce for the base, but made it lighter, but no less delicious with skim milk. A layer of toasty Parmesan cheese on top gives it that cheesy finish without weighing you down. Butternut Squash Pasta Bake
Serves 6 Preparation time: 35 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes…

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