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5 Healthy Breakfasts In 5 Minutes (Or Less!)

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 1
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by belVita who also provided the header image. The morning rush oftentimes gets you out the door without a healthy breakfast. Research, however, shows that there are numerous benefits to starting your day off right. Those who eat breakfast tend to have a more nutritious diet overall, have better concentration, sustained energy levels throughout the day, and may even weigh…

Eating Healthy on a College Budget

Monday, April 18th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger Being a college student with varying meal times each semester, it is hard to stick to a healthy eating plan. Here are four tips to combat those unhealthy habits: 1. Locate your local grocery stores. This one may seem like a given, but many students do not know where local grocery stores are located. Many times, as I have witnessed on my campus, students will frequent the local pharmacy…

My 5 Healthy Reasons to Enjoy Peanuts

Monday, April 11th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by Planters Peanuts who also sent me samples.  Since I was a little girl, I’ve always adored peanuts. But as I got older I realized it’s not only the taste I love, but also the fact that these nuts (technically legumes) are brimming with good-for-you nutrients. Here are 5 reasons why peanuts can fit into your healthy eating plan and creative ways to enjoy them. #1: Plant-Based

5 Reasons to Love Idaho Potatoes

Thursday, March 10th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Heart Health, Nutrition & Health, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: more
This post was sponsored by The Idaho Potato Commission Although spuds get a bad reputation, they’re actually nutritional all-stars! Idaho potatoes with the “Grown In Idaho” seal let you know that you’re getting high quality potatoes filled with all kinds of benefits. Here are 5 reasons why you should show some love to these deliciously healthy potatoes. 1. Always in season
Idaho’s growing season…

Switch Up Your Favorite Foods

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 0
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger We all have our “ways” of eating certain foods. Some ways may be more outside the box than others, but we should always try to embrace new tastes. Seeing as this month’s theme for National Nutrition Month is “Savor the Flavor,” here are some ideas on how to do just that!   Cottage Cheese
High in protein, this soft cheese is an underappreciated food.…

National Nutrition Month: Cookbooks Galore & A Wedding Gift

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews, Healthy Eating  /  Comments: 1
Photo by Joe Natale   March is National Nutrition Month and last year I highlighted nutrition and exercise tips from top experts around the country. This year I wanted to come up with something especially creative, especially since this is the month before my brother marries Gena, a fellow registered dietitian and amazing cook. With that in mind, I decided to highlight one nutrition or cookbook a day (usually featuring…

Meet Quinoa’s Counsin: Kaniwa

Monday, February 8th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Recipes  /  Comments: 1
By Alexandra Orlan, Guest Blogger Everyone has heard of quinoa but have you heard of kaniwa? Kaniwa has been around for a while, but is gaining popularity. It could have something to do with the fact that it’s a cousin of quinoa. What Is It?
Kaniwa, smaller in size than quinoa, grows in Peru and Bolivia. This red-brown grain has a similar, nutty taste like quinoa, but without the bitterness since they don’t contain saponins…

5 Healthy Super Bowl Swaps

Saturday, February 6th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Recipes  /  Comments: 0


By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD Contributing Blogger I love Super Bowl Sunday because it gives me a chance to cook a variety of delicious and fun appetizers and finger food. Unfortunately, many of the Super Bowl classics are extremely high in calories, sodium and sugar. When I don’t bring my own healthy dishes, I often leave a Super Bowl party with a stomach ache after making some regretful food choices. This year, I want to avoid…

What Does ‘Eating in Moderation’ Really Mean?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics, In the News  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report How many times have you heard the phrase “everything in moderation?” But what exactly does “moderation” mean? There is no scientific definition to the term, though nutrition textbooks define a moderate diet as one that “avoids excessive amounts of calories or any particular food or nutrient.”…

Breaking Down Sodium & Calorie Labeling Laws

Thursday, January 21st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, In the News, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 0
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger If you have eaten in a chain restaurant in New York City recently, you may have noticed this icon on the menu (on the right). Maybe you were perplexed when you saw it or maybe you didn’t even give it much thought.This icon is part of NYC’s new law to label high sodium foods in chain restaurants.   What is the NYC sodium labeling law? New York is the first city in the nation…

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