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12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 1 Spicy Ginger Cookies

Monday, December 12th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: 1
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger It’s December and we all know what that means. Along with the constant replaying of holiday tunes and the long list of holiday gifts, comes an endless supply of desserts. But just because it’s the holiday season doesn’t mean you need to overload on sugar. This year, I’ve rounded up my favorite lightened-up holiday cookies from some very talented registered dietitians.

Pomegranate Hummus

Monday, December 5th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: more
The post was sponsored by POM Wonderful. When I was growing up my father used to bring home fresh pomegranates every fall when they were in season. It was a treat to watch him open them and pick out the arils. These days, pomegranates can be found all over the world, including Turkey, Iran and California. But POM Wonderful is one of the few companies guaranteeing their pomegranates are grown exclusively in the San Joaquin…

Cauliflower Mac ‘N Cheese with Chickpea Chopped Salad

Sunday, November 20th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD   This post was sponsored by Nestles Balance Your Plate program who provided me with the ingredients to create the meal.  
Frozen meals have a misconception if being laden with calories, saturated fat, and sodium – especially mac ‘n cheese. Many companies, including Stouffer’s, have made over popular dishes which can absolutely fit into a healthy, well-balanced diet. One of…

The Power of Oats

Friday, November 4th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Heart Health, Nutrition & Health, Recipes  /  Comments: more

By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger
Oatmeal has always been one of my favorite breakfast dishes. Not only is it delicious, but more and more research is pointing to many health benefits of oats. Several studies have noted benefits for digestive health, diabetes management, and cardiovascular health. Digestive Health Thanks to the soluble fiber found in oats, they are extremely good for your…

The Rise of Peruvian Cuisine

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Meal Ideas, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger Peruvian food may just be the next big thing. Peru has a diverse and electric cuisine, including citrus ceviche that bursts in your mouth, seafood that falls apart on the fork, and Chinese sweet and sour sauce surprises. To learn more about this cuisine, and find out how to order the most nutritious options on the Peruvian menu, I spoke with Manuel Villacorta MS,…

5 Go-To Meals Of Nutrition Students

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Meal Ideas, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger With classes, clubs, meetings, work and everything in between, it can be hard for college students to prepare a meal. Some students grab those grease-laden on-the-go meals, but nutrition and dietetics students are a little more mindful of their food choices. I asked some of my fellow nutrition students for their favorite easy-to-prepare, healthy meal ideas! Acai Bowl “Whenever

7 Family Dinners for Busy Weeknights

Monday, October 3rd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: 1
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger You just got home from work and it’s time to pick up your kids from soccer practice. The next thing you know, it’s 7 pm and the entire family is asking the dreaded question, “What’s for dinner?” You don’t have the time or energy to spend an hour in the kitchen preparing an elaborate meal, but you want your family to sit down for some nourishment and bonding time. Don’t…

7 Beef Recipes To Cook Now and Freeze for Later

Monday, September 26th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: more
By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN Disclosure: I am on the Beef Checkoffs Expert Bureau. This post was not sponsored and all thoughts are my own. Looking to save time? Always on the go? Batch cooking is the perfect solution. Many recipes can be cooked, frozen into individual or family portions, and then defrosted throughout the week. Cuts of lean beef that freeze well include chuck roast, shoulder pot roast, and bottom round roast.…

4 Omega-3 Packed Recipes

Monday, September 12th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: 1
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, contributing blogger While the concept of “healthy fats” has become more commonplace, many consumers are still skeptical of the high fat and calorie content in foods like avocados and nuts. However, recent research proves even further that these foods are worth adding to your diet. A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, like…

Healthy Eats: College Breakfast Edition

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Meal Ideas, Recipes  /  Comments: 1
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger How many times have you heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? But when you get to college, your parents aren’t around to remind you every morning. Between late nights of studying, and sleeping until the last possible moment before your 8 AMs, breakfast usually goes unnoticed. However, research shows that eating breakfast daily, which was instilled in you as…

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