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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…

A Taste of Salt

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating  /  Comments: 0
By Kimberly Visioni, MS, RD, LDN Contributing Blogger Have you ever been described as “the salt of the earth”? This is quite the compliment, as it refers to the great value salt has had among many civilizations and cultures throughout history. In fact, the word “salary” is derived from “salt” because it was historically used for trade and currency. To this day, this revered mineral continues to play a major…

Get Your Daily Dose of Omega-3s- Without a Pill

Thursday, October 13th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics, Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: 0
  By Jennifer Senecal, M.S. For much of the 90s, “fat” was a dirty word, but today we know better. Fat is a necessary part of the human diet and a part of our cells. The body makes several types of fat, but others, like omega-3 fatty acids, are ‘essential’ because we cannot make them in the body. Instead, we must eat ‘essential’ fats. These powerhouse polyunsaturated fats are major nutrition multitaskers,…

Healthy Eats: College Fast Food Edition

Monday, August 22nd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating  /  Comments: 0
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger It’s back to school for many college students, but those college campus streets are lined with fast food restaurants targeting students.  With these popular joints around, the dining halls are usually the last resort for food. However, these fast food restaurants often promote unhealthy food items that can contribute to the “freshman 15,” or unhealthy weight gain throughout…

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