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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…

Easy Potato Sides

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: more
French fries are a kid favorite in my house but I’ve found fantastically easy potato recipes that get “thanks mom!” shout outs. All these recipes aren’t only kid-approved, but husband-approved too! Potato Goodness
This starchy veggie is brimming with goodness. One maedium spud (5.3 ounces) contains 110 calories, 26 grams of carbs (only 1 of which are sugar), 2 grams each of fiber and 3 grams of protein.…

Spicy Egg Wrap

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: more
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, but sometimes I want something with some extra kick. That’s when I make my quick and easy egg wrap. Though I typically make it for breakfast, I’ve been known to whip this up for a speedy family dinner too.    
Choosing Your Ingredients
  • Eggs:  Choose large white or brown eggs. If you need to bulk up egg, add 1 to 2 egg whites in order to keep cholesterol in check.
  • Tortilla: Choose

Muffin Mania

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Ask Toby, Recipes, Weight Loss  /  Comments: more
Question: I heard muffins can have 400 or more calories each. Are there healthy muffins that I can include in my healthy eating plan? Answer: Absolutely! My latest obsession is muffins. I tend to avoid store-made ones since I don’t really know which ingredients they use and how many calories they contain. Instead, I’ve turned to making my own. It’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it. Downside of Pre-Made
Muffins…

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