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Strawberry-Cocoa Oatmeal

Monday, February 27th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Product Reviews, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD I’m a sponsored CocoaVia® brand influencer, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. During the bone chilling days of winter, I love warming up with a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. Oatmeal is also the perfect way to add cocoa flavanols into my daily regimen. One of my favorite flavor combinations for oatmeal is strawberries and chocolate. Why Are Cocoa Flavanols

Healthy Comfort Food Recipes

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: more
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger As soon as the temperature drops, I want to cozy up with a warm blanket and enjoy a homey comforting meal. However, with the long Northeast winter, indulging in comfort foods can also mean taking in extra calories. But weight gain is definitely not a given. Here are healthier, more nutrient packed options to your favorite comfort meals. Baked Potato
Instead of that loaded baked potato…

5 Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats

Thursday, February 9th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: more

By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Even if you don’t have a sweetheart, you will likely want something sweet on Valentine’s Day. If sweet isn’t your thing, then this is the time of year to whip up a romantic decadent dinner. But indulging your sweet or savory tooth doesn’t have to mean packing on the pounds.  Try any of these healthier Valentine’s Day recipes to have your cake (or steak) without

5 Favorite Ways To Enjoy 100% Pomegranate Juice

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: 0

By Toby Amidor, MS, RD DISCLOSURE: I work with POM Wonderful to help consumers make healthier choices. All thoughts are my own. Photo credit for spritzer and smoothie: POM Wonderful  One of my go-to ingredients is 100% Pomegranate Juice as I find it to be extremely versatile in the kitchen. Of course I love to sip it, but sometimes I also add it into dishes I whip up in the kitchen. Here are 5 of my favorite ways to use 100%…

Freekeh: An Underappreciated Ancient Grain

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Kristen Simonds, BSc, Contributing Blogger  Just when you finally learned how to correctly pronounce quinoa and kamut, there’s another ancient grain with a tricky pronunciation hitting the supermarket shelves. Freekeh (say it with me, “free-kah”) is common in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine and is made from wheat that has been harvested early, toasted, dried, and rubbed. The result is a nutty…

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