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The Power of Herbs and Spices: Fall Edition

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Health, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Rachel Green, Contributing Blogger Flavor is a significant factor in choosing the foods we eat.  Too often, diners unnecessarily season their food to add or increase much desired flavor, leading to over consumption of sodium, sugar, and fat – the top three flavoring agents.  Before mindlessly seasoning, consider cooking with herbs and spices. What are Herbs and Spices?
The terms “herbs” and “spices”…

Pumpkin Pandemonium

Friday, November 27th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Recipes  /  Comments: 0

By Alexandra Orlan, Guest Blogger When I was a girl, every autumn I would spend hours choosing which character I wanted to carve into my pumpkin.  However, pumpkins have other uses than just decoration; They are a delicious and nutritious squash that you can add to your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Nutrition Info
According to the USDA Nutrient Database, 1 cup of raw 1-inch cubed pumpkin contains  30 calories, 8 grams…

5 Thanksgiving Swaps for a Healthy Holiday

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: 0

By Kimberly Visioni, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger This year, don’t simply fall back on all of the usual Turkey Day recipes. There are some really great nutrient dense players (a.k.a. fruits and veggies) in our Thanksgiving repertoire. They’re just usually smothered in cheese, drowning in dollops of butter and cream or lost in mounds of sugar and salt. I think this is the perfect setting to let these beauties shine…

Honey and Maple Syrup Verses Granulated Sugar

Monday, September 28th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics  /  Comments: more
By Alexandra Orlan, Guest Blogger In the effort to eat healthier and still enjoy sweets, many recipes now call for maple syrup or honey as a replacement for granulated sugar. Although you may think these natural forms of sugar are healthier and more beneficial, there is more to this story. Natural Sugars: Honey and Maple Syrup
Both maple syrup and honey contain high amounts of fructose, a single sugar that is sweeter than…

Understanding Nutrition Claims

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: more

By Alexandra Orlan, Guest Blogger There are many claims marketers can make on food products that have little to no meaning.  Food companies want you to think their product is best, so they often try and mislead you. Many products on the market have drastic claims on their label, though only few are meaningful. Although this can leave you confused and frustrated, understanding what these claims mean is your best bet.…

5 Amazing Summer Produce

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Recipes  /  Comments: 1

By Alexandra Orlan, Guest Blogger My favorite part of summer is all the fresh produce that’s in season. There’s nothing better than biting into a cold, juicy fruit on a hot summers day, or enjoying a vegetable crudité before your family barbecue. They’re so flavorful, sweet full of nutrients. Here are my top summer produce picks with easy and nutritious recipes that you can whip up in a flash. Tomatoes
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How To Start Eating Clean

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Healthy Eating  /  Comments: more
  By Alicia Slusarek, guest blogger The best compliment to the spring and summer bounty is clean eating. As you head to the farmers’ markets, enjoy your favorite whole foods and ditch the processed stuff. What is Clean Eating?
Eating clean isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle. It’s all about choosing wholesome foods over processed options. This sounds simple, but might require some lifestyle changes for those…

How to Follow An Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Monday, June 1st, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Heart Health, Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: more
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger As a dietitian I am often asked what diet I follow, or what diet I would recommend to others, and my response is always the same: the rich, flavorful Mediterranean diet. With its anti-inflammatory, heart healthy benefits; this lifestyle is not only healthful, but also enjoyable! Anti-Inflammatory foods
The average American diet consists of excessive amounts…

Eat Better with ShopWell

Monday, April 27th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Product Reviews  /  Comments: 0


This post was sponsored by ShopWell  When you eat better, you feel better. Although this sounds like a simple concept, shopping for good-for-you foods can be a frustrating and confusing experience. With so many options on store shelves and claims on food labels, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. This is especially true if you have certain diet concerns. To help make your food shopping a more pleasurable experience, the…

5 Things to Do With Spring Greens

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Now that the weather is finally warming up, I’m getting excited for all things spring. I’ve noticed some early spring veggies popping up at the market and on magazine covers, which is inspiring me to get into the kitchen. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown to appreciate and love all kinds of greens, like Swiss and rainbow chard, kale, spinach, and collard greens. These…

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