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8 Fall Superfoods

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Recipes  /  Comments: more
We often hear about fruits and veggies during the summer months, and as much as I love plums and nectarines, I equally love all that fall has to offer. Here are 8 of my favorites fall nutritional superstars. Winter Squash
From pumpkin to butternut, acorn and spaghetti squash, these fall veggies are loaded with the antioxidant beta-carotene, which has been shown to reduce heart disease and some types of cancer. Winter…

Win a Cabot Cheese Gift Pack!

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Giveaway, Recipes  /  Comments: more
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—cheese is hands down one of my favorite foods. It’s not only delicious, but it’s an excellent source of calcium which is crucial for healthy bones. I definitely snack on cheese and recommend it to my clients, but I also use it to liven up many dishes. Check out creative ways to enjoy cheese and then enter to win a delicious prize from Cabot cheese. Nutrition Low Down

Recipe: Grilled Vegetable Skewers

Monday, August 20th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: more
These veggies skewers are packed with good-for-you nutrients for fewer than 130 calories per serving. I served them up this weekend along with barbecued chicken, hot dogs, and my Israeli-Style Salad. Choosing the Ingredients
  • Tomatoes: You can find them now at your local farmers’ market. To store, keep on the counter top—not the refrigerator!
  • Bell peppers: Look for peppers that are bright, shiny and firm. Avoid

Win Laughing Cow Cheese!

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Giveaway, Kids, Recipes  /  Comments: more
Cheese can sometimes get a bad rep for being high in calories and fat, but not all cheeses are created equal. Since most of the fat in cheese is saturated (the artery clogging kind), it’s important to opt for low fat varieties. I’m a cheese lover—and The Laughing Cow varieties are a part of my healthy eating plan. About Laughing Cow
I’ve been enjoying The Laughing Cow wedges for many years.  Each portion controlled…

Recipe: Naan Bread Pizza

Monday, August 13th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: more
Looking for a new idea for an appetizer or light snack? This light and flavorful pizza is perfect for a steamy summer day and doesn’t take much time to prep. Choosing the Ingredients
  • Naan bread: This flat bread is available in plain, whole wheat, garlic or other flavors.
  • Arugula: Baby arugula adds a nice texture and complements the olives nicely. Choose arugula that has a medium green color and avoid those with yellow