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Healthy Comfort Food Recipes

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: 1
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…

Tackle Your Tailgating Appetizers

Friday, January 20th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger Appetizers can be a source of sneaky extra calories, and many are high in saturated fat, calories, and sodium. Because we have a tendency to consume food that is in our line of sight, it’s very easy to eat a few too many appetizers at any tailgating party. That’s why it’s important to have a game-day plan for attacking the snack table. Follow these tips to keep your health in…

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