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6 Not So Healthy Foods

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: more
by Gail Watson, Contributing blogger We try to eat healthy foods, but some so called “healthy” foods may not be as  as we think. Some foods may have more calories or hidden sugar that we realize. Although the package may tout the food as being healthy, we don’t always read the label and pay attention to the ingredients or how much we are eating.This can lead to eating more than we should, and some of those hidden evils…

Meatless Monday Menu #1

Monday, March 4th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Gail Watson, Contributing Blogger Going meatless once a week is an easy way to improve your diet. A recent study found that a diet that is lower in saturated fats, processed meats and sweets, along with a higher intake of healthy oils, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and cereals can contribute to a healthy heart. To help you get a heart healthy meal on your table, each Monday we’ll be posting a meatless meal that you and your…

Feeding Your Child: Stomach Bug Edition

Monday, February 25th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
Eight o’clock last night my 5-year old daughter came into my bedroom and proceeded to vomit on my bedroom floor. Then came a night filled with upchucking by my gal and worry by me. Of course my number one concern (and that of many parents) is my kid needs to eat! Here are good reminders of how to feed your child during and after a stomach bug wreaks havoc. During
When you’re kiddo is in the midst of their spout of vomiting and/or…

One Small Change: Getting Your Vitamin Z

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: 1

By Gail Watson, contributing blogger Developing a few healthy practices can help you get a more restful sleep. Try making a small change to help you slip off to The Land of Nod. The Benefits
When the weight of the world or the weight around your middle starts to wear you down, one of the best things you can do for yourself is get a good night’s rest. Not only does getting your zzz’s makes you feel more refreshed, but without…

5 “Sense”-si-ble New Years Resolutions

Monday, January 14th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health, Tips, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 0
By Stephanie Perruzza, MS RD, contributing blogger As you bid farewell to 2012, take a moment to reflect on all the accomplishments you’ve made and all the obstacles you’ve overcome.  After looking back for a moment, shift your focus to new beginnings, ambitions and reaching new heights in the year ahead.  And when doing so, remember, the “how” is equal if not more important than the “what”. Solutions

5 Healthy Recipe Pitfalls

Thursday, June 28th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health, Recipes  /  Comments: more
Looking for a healthy recipe or think you’ve found the perfect one? Here are 5 common booby traps that can sabotage any seemingly healthy dish. #1: Plenty of Pasta
Whole grain pasta is a welcome addition to any healthy recipe. However, if the recipes says to use 1 pound of dry pasta for 4 people you’ll have calorie overload! You’ll end up with four ounces of dry whole wheat pasta (about 2 cups cooked) per serving…

Go Nuts!

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: more
Almonds Nuts are a healthy way to get fat into your diet. Yes, you need fat! The important thing to remember is that not all fats are equal. Here’s a rundown on why nuts should be part of your healthy eating plan. Nutrition Lowdown
The majority of the fat found in nuts is monounsaturated. You should focus on eating unsaturated fats, particularly monounsaturated, while limiting saturated and trans fat.
Monounsaturated…

Win Gluten-Free Pretzels!

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Giveaway, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: more
There’s a lot of hubbub and misinformation swarming about Celiac disease. Since May is National Celiac Awareness Month, it’s a great time to understand the basics. Then enter to win delicious gluten-free pretzels by Mary’s Gone Crackers. What’s Celiac Disease?
Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that damages the lining of the small intestine. As a result, many vitamin and minerals don’t get absorbed…

5 Ways to Spot a Fad Diet

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health, Weight Loss  /  Comments: more
Walk into any book store and you’ll see the latest diets displayed in front of the store. They’re targeting folks who’re getting ready for bathing suit season. After reading over 200 diet books, I’ll tell you how to spot an unsafe diet and which will inevitably lead you to fall off the wagon. #1: Overly hyped scientific mumbo-jumbo
All diet books explain their theories and philosophies—usually at the beginning…

A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving

Monday, November 14th, 2011  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Hot Topics, Nutrition & Health  /  Comments: 1
Question: My daughter was just diagnosed with celiac disease and this will be our first gluten-free Thanksgiving.  Can you provide some tips and recipes so that our family can be gluten-free while still enjoying all the best that Thanksgiving has to offer? Answer: A gluten-free Turkey Day can be every bit as enjoyable as a traditional one.  With a gluten-free turkey as the main attraction all you need to do is work some…

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