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Make Your Own Veggie Meatballs

Thursday, March 20th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Meal Ideas, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: 0

By Catherine Cioffi, RD Contributing Blogger One of my favorite ways to pair plant proteins is with the veggie “meatball”.  The meatball in general has become a new trend in the food service industry, from upscale restaurants to fast casual chains. In response to the growing number of vegetarians and vegans, many restaurants have also created “meatballs” that have no meat at all. For example, The Meatball

6 Quick and Easy Pre-Workout Snacks

Friday, March 7th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness, Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: more
When I don’t eat properly before my workout, my energy dwindles and performance suffers leaving me frustrated. Now, before I hit the tennis courts or lift weights, I make it a point to fuel properly. It’s really amazing how eating the right foods before a workout can make all the difference in the world. Timing Counts!
Many of us exercise early in the morning, during lunchtime or right after work. This usually means…

Getting Your Protein the Vegetarian Way

Friday, February 28th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas, Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: 0
By Catherine Cioffi, RD Contributing blogger The type of protein you choose to eat has become a hot topic in America. According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, adults should focus on lean protein, from a variety of sources. This can include lean cuts of poultry and meat, and fish. The guidelines also encourage “plant-based” proteins for both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Plant-Based Proteins

5 Healthy Eating Apps to Keep Your Diet on Track

Monday, October 28th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Meal Ideas, Tips  /  Comments: more
By Joni Garcia, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
The holiday season is quickly approaching and while this time of the year is fun and exciting, it can be hard to stick to your normal routine with all the parties, shopping, and other things to do.  We’ve grown to rely on our smart phones for basically everything, so why not use it to help keep eating habits in check? Why Apps?
Our smart phones can help us to stay accountable,…

5 Healthy Brown Bag Lunch Ideas

Monday, September 9th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger It’s back to school time and although I don’t have any kids, something tends to kick in around September signaling the end of lazy days and time to get back on a pattern.   This pattern includes eating fewer lunches out and searching for exciting brown bag options to bring to the office. Plan Ahead
The key to eating healthy regularly is planning ahead.  Toby outlined some…

Fueling Your Body with Healthy Food: #GoUnDiet Twitter Party Recap

Monday, August 26th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Meal Ideas, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: 0
Savory Beef & Cheese Roll Ups. Photo courtesy of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Last week I was a guest nutrition expert for the #GoUnDiet Chat along Gloria Tsang, founder of Healthcastle and Christine, founder and blogger at Life on Manutoulin. The National Beef Cattleman’s Association also sponsored a fabulous giveaway prize (gift card and healthy beef cookbook) given to one lucky winner at…

The Secret of Seaweed

Monday, August 19th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 1
By Stephanie Perruzza MS, RD, Contributing Blogger I think most of you can agree seaweed can be a bother at the beach.  It sticks to your bathing suit, tangles into your hair and, most distinctly, provides a far from fragrant sea scent.  But, I’ll admit, there is something about this beautiful sea “green” (found also in brown and red) that has everybody curious about its new proclaimed fame. Seaweed: A Sea Vegetable

Build a Better Lunchbox

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 0
Back-to-school time can become hectic gathering school supplies, buying new clothes and getting the kids mentally ready to learn. Another important task parents and caregivers do is pack lunch. Kids need to eat a well-balanced and delicious lunch, but sometimes as parents we fall into the same PB&J sandwich pattern. Here are tips and healthy lunch ideas to get the year starting right. Keeping Kids on Track

Healthy Snacking At The Beach

Monday, July 1st, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 0

By Stephanie Perruzza, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Beach season is upon us, and in order to avoid the notoriously unhealthy “snack shack”, it’s important to pack healthy.  You have enough things to worry about when planning a long day at the beach, so here’s a guide to help you out with your beach snacks. Snack Tips for Your Beach Trips
It’s usually pretty difficult to find healthy snack options at the beach. …

5 Diabetic-Friendly Snacks

Friday, June 7th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Meal Ideas, Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: 1
I’ve provided nutrition counseling for newly diagnosed and long-time diabetic kids and adults. Plus many relatives from my mom’s side of the family live with diabetes. What many folks don’t realize is that if you go over 4 to 5 hours between meals, a snack may be just what you need in order to help keep your blood sugar levels under control. Snacking Guidelines
Snacks are “mini meals” that should help contribute…