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Raspberry Oat Bars

Friday, July 13th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: more
How often do you rush out the door in the morning sans breakfast? These low sugar bars are filled with good for you ingredients. They’re a perfect grab-and-go breakfast or snack for adults and kids. Choosing Your Ingredients
  • Flax seed: Choose ground flax seed (it has a fine texture) as opposed to whole flax seeds in order to reap more nutritional benefits. Plus, whole flax seeds aren’t very easily digested. Ground

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…

Win This Book! The Joy Fit Club

Monday, June 25th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Giveaway, Recipes  /  Comments: more
I recently got a sneak peak at Joy Bauer’s new book The Joy Fit Club: Cookbook, Diet Plan & Inspiration. I’ve read hundreds of weight loss books and let me tell you, this one is truly inspirational. That’s why I’m giving away a copy— check out how you can enter for your chance to win at the end of this post! About The Joy Fit Club
If you watch NBC’s Today show, chances are you have seen the Joy Fit

Fabulous Figs

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Recipes  /  Comments: more
When you hear fig you may think of a dried fig or even a fig-filled cookie, but have you tried a fresh one? They’re so delish! Whether dried or fresh, this fruit can be a great addition to a healthy diet. With fresh fig season upon us, now is the perfect time to try this nutritional superstar. Fig Facts
Figs were originally introduced into the New World by the Spanish and Portuguese missionaries in the 1500’s. In the 1700’s…

The Wonders of Sesame Butter

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Recipes  /  Comments: more
Looking to switch up your peanut butter? Sesame butter is a great place to start! It’s packed with nutrients, flavor, and is a fun way to jazz up your dishes. It’s also a wonderful alternative for those with nut allergies and is naturally gluten-free. Sesame Butter vs. Sesame Paste
Sesame butter is often confused with tahini (sesame paste), but they’re not the same thing. To make sesame butter, sesame seeds are…

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