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Strawberry Mint Overnight Oats

Thursday, September 1st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: 1
Photo by Gail Watson By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN, CDN This post was sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company who also provided me with samples. Overnight oats are an easy, no-cook options for these dog days of summer when you just don’t want to turn on the stove. You can prep a batch the night before and grab it as you’re heading out the door. Plus, the varieties are endless! With so many fresh herbs at the market, I wanted to include…

6 Healthy Packable Lunch Foods for Kids

Monday, August 15th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Recipes  /  Comments: more
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Although the weather still screams summer, many families are in the midst of back-to-school planning. With the craziness of buying new wardrobes and school supplies, the last thing any parent wants to think about is what to pack in their kid’s lunchbox. Ditch the boring peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and try any of these 6 dietitian (and kid) approved lunches instead.…

Too Hot For Oatmeal? 6 Other Ways To Use Oats

Thursday, July 28th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: 1
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger When you think of oats, you probably think of oatmeal. And when you think of oatmeal, you most definitely do not think of summer. Cooking up a batch of hot oatmeal sounds like a terrible start to a hot and humid morning.  Regardless of the weather, oats have good-for-you properties all year round.  Here are some of the reasons that oats should be part of your everyday diet:…

Recipe: Peanut Butter and Berry Jam Parfait

Sunday, May 15th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: 1
  By Toby Amidor, MS, RD
This post was sponsored by Planters Peanuts who also sent me samples. 
One of my favorite combinations is peanut butter and jelly. I’ve been eating PB&J on whole wheat bread for lunch for years! I finally decided to branch out and create a parfait with similar flavor components from peanuts, peanut butter, homemade blueberry jam, and fresh berries. It’s a perfect way to take in protein,…

National Nutrition Month Day 30: The Greek Yogurt Kitchen

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
For day 30 of National Nutrition Month, it’s my cookbook The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day. Many folks eat Greek yogurt for breakfast or as a snack, but you can do much more with it. The Greek Yogurt Kitchen highlights 131 ways you can use Greek yogurt including ice pops, marinades, dressing, muffins, bread, and dips. Gena, I know you were around when…

Savor the Flavor with Eggplant Mash

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Kimberly Visioni, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger It’s National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right”.  The theme encourages folks to take time and enjoy nutritious and flavorful food, while embracing food traditions. This topic is close to my heart as it evokes so many great memories of my family’s traditions. As an Italian-American, food preparation and family…

National Nutrition Month Day 29: The Homemade Vegan Pantry

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews, Recipes  /  Comments: 1
  For day 29 of National Nutrition Month I wanted to highlight a mouthwatering vegan book. The Homemade Vegan Pantry: The Art of Making Your Own Staples recreates many household condiments, sauces, and other common household foods. Recipes include Squeeze Bottle Yellow Mustard, Not-Tella Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, Rich See-Food Stock, and Buckwheat Pancake and Waffle Mix. Below the author Miyoko Schinner…

National Nutrition Month Day 28: Eating in Color

Monday, March 28th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
For day 28 of National Nutrition Month, I just had to include Frances Largeman-Roth’s gorgeous book Eating in Color: Delicious, Healthy Recipes For You and Your Family. Frances recipes are truly creative and inspirational. Recipes include Caramelized Red Onion and Fig Pizza to Cran-Apple Tarte Tatin. Frances was kind enough to share her recipe for Matcha Panna Cotta. Gena, I know you’ve been experimenting…

National Nutrition Month Day 27: The Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook

Sunday, March 27th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
  For day 27 of National Nutrition Month, I am highlighting Robyn Webb’s The Diabetes Comfort Food Cookbook. This book is the winner of the Gourmand Gourmet Cookbook Award and was published with the American Diabetes Association. Robyn’s recipes range from Classic Mac ‘n’ Cheese to Spiced Beef Stew with Dried Fruit to Double Chocolate Brownies. Robyn emphasizes the fact that food…

National Nutrition Month Day 26: Pregnancy Cooking & Nutrition for Dummies

Saturday, March 26th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
  For day 26 of National Nutrition Month, dietitian Tara Gidus, MS, RD was kind enough to share with us a recipe from her cookbook Pregnancy Cooking & Nutrition. Many women who are pregnant worry that they are not getting enough nutrients to feed the growing fetus, and Tara’s book is filled with 100 healthy recipes to feed mom and baby. You’ll find recipes like Chicken Kabobs, Roasted Beet and…

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