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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% Pomegranate…

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…

How To Cut the Sugar When Baking

Monday, January 16th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by Truvia, however, all opinions are my own.   I have the biggest sweet tooth and have since I was a little girl. Just typing the words cookies, brownies, and cupcakes makes my mouth water. Now that I’ve passed the big 4-0 (by a few years) I recognize that my metabolism has slowed down, and I just need to cut back on the sugar. For 2017, I’ve made it my New Year’s resolution…

12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Round-Up

Saturday, December 24th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: 0
  There’s still time to whip up a batch or two of holiday cookies. If you missed any of Natalie’s 12 Days of Cookies round-up, I’ve got your covered. Here’s a look at the 12 days and all the mouth watering cookies. Day 1: Spicy Ginger Cookies by Chelsey Amer, RD of C It Nutritionally         Day 2: Healthy Snowball Cookies by Liz Shaw of Shaw’s Simple Swaps  …

12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 12 Almond Butter Blossom Cookies

Friday, December 23rd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger You made it to the end of the 12 Days of Holiday Cookie round-up. But don’t fret–there’s one more cookie left for you! These Almond Butter Blossom Cookies from Tawnie Kroll, RD of Kroll’s Korner are the perfect way to end this round-up. Made with almond butter, a2 milk (read the post to learn about this unique milk) and topped with a Hershey Kiss,

12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 11 Dark Chocolate Dipped Chai Almond Cookies

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger It’s day 11 of the 12 Days of Holiday Cookies. Have you overloaded on cookies yet? I hope not because today features a cookie with a really interesting flavor. These Dark Chocolate Dipped Chai Almond Cookies by Rachael Hartley, RD of Avocado A Day Nutrition contain the contents of a chai tea bag in the cookie mix. Made with whole wheat flour and dipped

12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 10 Whole Wheat Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger For the tenth day of the 12 Days of Holiday Cookies, we have a cookie that is a unique twist on an old favorite. These Whole Wheat Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies, by Jamie Vespa, RD of Dishing Out Health, are sure to be an instant crowd pleaser. What do you do with leftover tahini? Make cookies, of course! Decadent and not too sweet, these nutty

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