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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…

Recipe: Dried Fruit Pilaf

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Meal Ideas, Recipes  /  Comments: 1
By Gail Watson, Contributing blogger Dried fruit is a wonderful addition to any diet, especially when fresh is out of season. Get some fresh ideas on how to use dried fruit and the recipe for my Dried Fruit Pilaf. Sweet and Savory
Sprinkle raisins in your morning oatmeal or yogurt, stir into a cookie recipe, or simply eat right out of hand. For a change of pace, think about adding dried fruits to some savory dishes. Dried cherries…

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