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Step-by-Step: Make Ahead Meals

Thursday, September 20th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Safety, Meal Ideas, Tips  /  Comments: 1
Start saving time on cooking and eat home-cooked meals more often. Sound too good to be true? It’s possible! It’s all about planning ahead, picking the right recipe, and making extras. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to get it done. The Benefits
Making meals ahead of time can help reduce the amount of unhealthy snacking which usually happens while the kiddos are waiting for dinner to be ready. It can also…

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.…

Win This Whole Grain Cereal!

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Giveaway, Meal Ideas, Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: more
It’s important to re-fuel every morning with the right type of breakfast. One of my go-to breakfast options is whole grain cereal. It can become frustrating trying to find one without a ton of added sugar. Luckily, there are several healthy options on the market including Uncle Sam. Finding the Right Cereal Finding the right combo of healthy and delicious is possible. Look for a cereal with at least 3 grams…

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…

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