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Healthy Eating Tips for Back to School

Monday, September 17th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Tips  /  Comments: 1
  This post was sponsored by Revolution Foods.. All Thoughts are my own. Getting your kids to eat healthy everyday can be a challenge. It takes motivation, planning, and a little creativity. But teaching your kids about food and nutrition starting from a young age is great for instilling healthy habits they will stick to into adulthood. This is what I attribute most to my kids’ healthy eating habits and love for…

Have You Tried These 6 Breakfast Hacks?

Friday, July 27th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: more
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was created in partnership with Dannon Light & Fit. I have been compensated for my time commitment. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. As a working mother of three kids, I need to make sure to have a quick and healthy breakfast every morning. I typically turn to yogurt for breakfast to help make my busy mornings less stressful.…

5 Things You Don’t Know About Prediabetes

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews, Heart Health, Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: more
Diabetes runs in my family with several of my relatives being diagnosed with prediabetes. Interestingly, not many folks know too much about prediabetes, and that’s why I was thrilled that my friend, registered dietitian colleague, and diabetes expert Jill Weisenberger, MS, RD, CDE, FAND just released her new book Prediabetes: A Complete Guide: Your Lifestyle Reset to Stop Prediabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses

Active Mom, Active Daughter: Fueling Right for a Competitive Life

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness, Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN I have partnered with V8® as part of The V is for Vegetables ™ campaign. I was compensated for my time commitment. However, my opinions are my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. I have always had an itch to be active. As a teen, I played high school basketball and was the captain of the varsity team. Knowing how much I loved being a part of a team, as an adult I picked up…

Frozen Meals: Good or Bad?

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By: Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger When you’re in a time crunch, it’s easy to turn to packaged frozen meals. However, mixed messages on the healthiness of frozen meals can be confusing. Are they healthy or filled with junk? The Good
  • Quick and portable: Time can be a major obstacle to preparing healthy meals. Instead of turning to fast food or take-out, some frozen meals can be a healthy alternative that are

The Best and Worst Alcoholic Drinks for Your Waistline

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Tips, Weight Loss  /  Comments: more
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report The holidays are a time when cocktails are flowing. Downing two or three drinks (or more!) at a party can mean you’re taking in an excess of 1,000 calories – not counting the food or dessert, which can be an additional 1,000 calories. If you start consuming over 2,000 calories at each holiday party, those pounds will start piling up.…

How I Overcame “Grill-Phobia” and How You Can, Too

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 1
Guest contributor, Keith-Thomas Ayoob, EdD, RD, FAND Disclosure: Both Toby and I are part of the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner Beef Expert Bureau. We have been compensated for our time commitment. However, all opinions are entirely our own and we have not been paid to publish positive comments. If you have a house with a backyard, grilling meat is sort of a mandatory activity, especially for men, but, true…

Is It Healthy to Eat the Same Thing Every Day?

Friday, October 13th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Nutrition & Health, Tips, Weight Loss  /  Comments: more
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report  At the same times every day, my grandpa Joe sat down and ate the same three meals and three snacks. He also walked 3 miles daily, in rain or shine, until the day he passed. He lived until 93. Is my grandpa Joe’s longevity attributable, at least in part, to his monotonous diet? From a nutrition standpoint, there are pros and cons to following…

How I Get My Dairy Meal Prep On!

Thursday, October 12th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Farm-to-Table, Food Facts, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: more
Photo by Gail Watson Photography By Toby Amidor, MS, RD The post was sponsored by National Dairy Council. All thoughts are my own. I’m so thrilled that my latest cookbook The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook is a bestseller on Amazon! Throughout my cookbook, I discuss how to plan and prepare well-balanced, healthy meals a week at a time. As many folks don’t get the recommended 3 servings of dairy per day, it’s important…

Using Greek Yogurt As a Substitute

Monday, September 25th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: more
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD I have partnered with Dannon to help promote Oikos. I have been compensated for my time commitment to review Oikos. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Greek yogurt is more versatile than you may realize. It can be used as an ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes. Although you can substitute the exact amount of cream cheese, mayonnaise…

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