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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…