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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,…

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