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Win Laughing Cow Cheese!

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Giveaway, Kids, Recipes  /  Comments: more
Cheese can sometimes get a bad rep for being high in calories and fat, but not all cheeses are created equal. Since most of the fat in cheese is saturated (the artery clogging kind), it’s important to opt for low fat varieties. I’m a cheese lover—and The Laughing Cow varieties are a part of my healthy eating plan. About Laughing Cow
I’ve been enjoying The Laughing Cow wedges for many years.  Each portion controlled…

The Farmers Market: A Family Affair

Monday, July 30th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids  /  Comments: more
My youngest choosing strawberries One of my favorite activities to do Saturday morning is to hit my local farmers market with my 3 kiddies. This is also the perfect opportunity for me to educate them about various local foods and get some taste testing in. The Produce Loving the blueberries! Colorful fruits and veggies draw the attention of my kids almost immediately. Walking through the fruit section, I allow each child…

Creative Kids Snacks

Friday, April 13th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: more
I pack snacks daily for my kids to tote to school. By this time of year, I’m always looking for creative ideas that make snacking fun but still provide nutritional value for my little ones. Here are some of my kiddos favorites. Skewer It
  • Pizza on a stick: Thread cherry tomatoes, cubes of cheese and a few pieces of pepperoni.
  • Fruit kabobs: with berries, grapes, chunks of melon, or pineapple.
  • Cheese and fruit: Alternate

Healthy Eating in the Sky

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Meal Ideas, Tips  /  Comments: 0
I’ve been flying with my three kids since they were each three months old. We’ve flown to Europe, throughout the U.S., the Caribbean, and Israel. Tonight we’re heading to our annual non-stop 11 hour flight to Israel. Having a good flight with 3 kids isn’t about luck, it’s about knowing what the heck to expect—and I’ve got that down. Be Prepared!
I always bring a backpack of snacks for both the adults and kids.…

Eat Healthy and Speak Italian: Kids Cooking Class

Friday, March 16th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids  /  Comments: more
Students making homemade pesto sauce This week I attended the “Eat Healthy and Speak Italian” cooking class at the International Culinary Center in New York City. About 70 kids ages 10-16 years attended from two different schools. The workshop is aimed to help kids learn about cooking healthy and delicious Italian food. It was a wonderful experience to be in the room filled with such enthusiasm for food. The kids…

Kids in the Kitchen: Italian Style

Monday, March 12th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids  /  Comments: more
  Barilla® Whole Grain Spaghetti with Fresh Vegetables (photo courtesy of Barilla)   Getting kids into the kitchen is one of my passions, so I was thrilled when I was asked to be a part of “Eat Healthy & Speak Italian” Cooking Series. The cooking classes teach kids how to make healthy, traditional pasta dishes from scratch—my mouth is watering just reading the class description! Italian Cooking

Cooking With Kids

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids  /  Comments: more
My girls making cookies What better way to teach kids how cook by getting them down and dirty in the kitchen? I choose a recipe or two to prepare with my little girlies every weekend. This Sunday we made two of our favorite recipes. Choosing Recipes Kids want in on the action so it’s important to choose recipes that have something excited for them to do. From cracking eggs to mashing bananas to forming cookies, my girls…

Healthy Eating on the Slopes

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Meal Ideas, Tips  /  Comments: more
  My dad and I hitting the slopes   This past weekend, my family rented a small cottage in West Dover, Vermont and hit the slopes. With 10 people (including 2 of my kids), dining out can get expensive and long waits during a holiday weekend is not my style. We did go out for one family meal which turned out to be a festival of fried food and heavy butter sauces. Instead of indulging in high calorie cuisine the entire…

An ER Meal: A Personal Story

Friday, February 10th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids  /  Comments: more
Last Sunday my 9-year old son fainted in religious school and needed to get checked out in the ER. Thank goodness he’s okay, but the food he got served bothered me to the point that I’m writing this blog post to gain some perspective and insight from my readers. As a parent and registered dietitian, I always take note of what my child is served no matter where we are. Here’s my story…   The Meal
After my son got checked…

Healthy Family, Healthy Kids: A Panel Discussion

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids  /  Comments: more
Last night I was thrilled to be part of a nutrition panel discussion at the JCC of Mid-Westchester. I was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful turnout and the interesting questions asked by the audience. It was also brought to my attention the need for such discussions to take place on a regular basis. The Panel
I was one of three panelists alongside Heather Zeitz, RD CDN and Ilanit Blumenfeld, MPH. The goal of the free…