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5 Favorite Ways To Enjoy 100% Pomegranate Juice

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: 0

By Toby Amidor, MS, RD DISCLOSURE: I work with POM Wonderful to help consumers make healthier choices. All thoughts are my own. Photo credit for spritzer and smoothie: POM Wonderful  One of my go-to ingredients is 100% Pomegranate Juice as I find it to be extremely versatile in the kitchen. Of course I love to sip it, but sometimes I also add it into dishes I whip up in the kitchen. Here are 5 of my favorite ways to use 100% Pomegranate…

8 Healthy Foods You Actually Need to Measure Out

Monday, January 23rd, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 1
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report  Moderation, moderation, moderation – that’s probably the word you’ve heard us dietitians say most. Although moderation can mean advice like “eat a maximum of one whole egg per day” or “eat fish three times a week,” sometimes you need to get more specific and whip out your measuring gear to make…

5 Tips For Goal Setting In the New Year

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 0
By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger When a new year arrives, it offers us a clean slate and the opportunity to hit the refresh button. It’s the perfect time to reflect on the past year, take advantage of newfound energy and set new health and wellness goals. But how you set the goals is just as important as the overall objective. To set goals that you can stick to, keep these tips in mind. Break down big

How To Cut the Sugar When Baking

Monday, January 16th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by Truvia, however, all opinions are my own.   I have the biggest sweet tooth and have since I was a little girl. Just typing the words cookies, brownies, and cupcakes makes my mouth water. Now that I’ve passed the big 4-0 (by a few years) I recognize that my metabolism has slowed down, and I just need to cut back on the sugar. For 2017, I’ve made it my New Year’s resolution…

Your Healthier Hanukkah Menu – Fried Food Still Included

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report  During the Jewish festival of lights, people light candles for eight nights, after which they typically enjoy holiday songs and lots of food. Often, that means eating two traditional foods – potato pancakes and jelly doughnuts, both which are fried. Believe me, I love my fried food, but after eight nights of eating oil-laden carbs, I…

Sorghum: An Underappreciated Ancient Grain

Monday, December 12th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Kristen Simonds, BSc, Contributing Blogger I’ll bet you that if you asked one hundred people if they’ve ever eaten sorghum, ninety-nine out of the bunch will have never heard of this ancient grain. It may come as a surprise that sorghum is the fifth most commonly consumed cereal crop in the world. With the push for healthier eating and the need for more nutritious gluten-free options, sorghum has been growing in…

Navigating The Dining Hall

Thursday, December 1st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating  /  Comments: 1
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger For many college students, the dining hall is their go-to for breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, the options at the dining hall are not always the most nutritious. No longer do students have mom and dad’s home-cooked meal, but they now have the ability to choose whatever they want, and in quantities they have never imagined.  But it is important to remember that calories add…

Carbs After Dark: Breaking Down the Science

Monday, November 21st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 0
By Dan Preiato, BS, DTR, Contributing Blogger We have all heard the myths that eating carbohydrates at night can cause weight gain. Realistically, the body’s metabolizes food in a much more complicated way than just factoring in the time of day . Weight loss or gain depends on a variety of factors, ranging from your level of physical activity to the amount and type of calories you eat. What Happens When We Eat At Night?

Cauliflower Mac ‘N Cheese with Chickpea Chopped Salad

Sunday, November 20th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD   This post was sponsored by Nestles Balance Your Plate program who provided me with the ingredients to create the meal.  
Frozen meals have a misconception if being laden with calories, saturated fat, and sodium – especially mac ‘n cheese. Many companies, including Stouffer’s, have made over popular dishes which can absolutely fit into a healthy, well-balanced diet. One of…

The Power of Oats

Friday, November 4th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Heart Health, Nutrition & Health, Recipes  /  Comments: more

By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
Oatmeal has always been one of my favorite breakfast dishes. Not only is it delicious, but more and more research is pointing to many health benefits of oats. Several studies have noted benefits for digestive health, diabetes management, and cardiovascular health. Digestive Health Thanks to the soluble fiber found in oats, they are extremely good for your…

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