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A Lighter Holiday Dinner: Puerto Rican Style

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Meal Ideas, Recipes  /  Comments: 0

By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Like many of us, my favorite part of the holidays is visiting with family and getting a taste of the traditional holiday foods you only eat a few times a year. I’m Puerto Rican and our traditional holiday meal is pernil (roast pork shoulder) and arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas). We sometimes eat these foods at other holidays or special occasions, like New Year’s…

Choose This, Not That: College Style

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, Contributing Blogger College years are notorious for a lot of reasons, one of which is weight gain. Contrary to popular belief, the freshman fifteen is an underestimate; most gain closer to twenty pounds. Do not be a statistic! Weigh in on these helpful tips to make your college years, truly, the best of your life. Education, With a Side of Fries
Weight gain during college is multi-factorial.…

How To Choose A Healthier Frozen Meal

Monday, December 15th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 0

By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger It’s the holiday season and between decorating, shopping, and parties, it can be hard to find time to cook a meal. Picking up a few frozen meals during your weekly trip to the market may sound like the best alternative, but with so many options, it can be hard to figure out which ones are healthier. Below are five tips to help you navigate the frozen foods aisle. 5 Tips for Choosing

Fueling a Healthy Family: Summer Snacks 101

Monday, July 14th, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Kids, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 0
By Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger The summer season is in full bloom, which means the days are longer, the weather is warm, and kids get their long-awaited break from school. Although typically we think the summer months means more outdoor playtime and fun in the sun, a new study found that kids tend to gain more weight during these months! New Research from the CDC
Published this June by the Centers of Disease…

5 Ways To Enjoy Beets This Summer

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts, Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas  /  Comments: 0

By Stella Sarkisyan, Contributing Blogger This star ingredient of borscht (a Russian beet soup) can easily be incorporated into a wide range of your favorite foods. Pick up a bunch at your local market and get cooking! The Beauty of Beets
The beet as we know it is actually the taproot (or the largest root) of the beet plant, which is why it’s also called the beetroot. Beets get their gorgeous color from betalains, a group…

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