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One Small Change: Getting Your Vitamin Z

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: 1

By Gail Watson, contributing blogger Developing a few healthy practices can help you get a more restful sleep. Try making a small change to help you slip off to The Land of Nod. The Benefits
When the weight of the world or the weight around your middle starts to wear you down, one of the best things you can do for yourself is get a good night’s rest. Not only does getting your zzz’s makes you feel more refreshed, but without…

5 “Sense”-si-ble New Years Resolutions

Monday, January 14th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health, Tips, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 0
By Stephanie Perruzza, MS RD, contributing blogger As you bid farewell to 2012, take a moment to reflect on all the accomplishments you’ve made and all the obstacles you’ve overcome.  After looking back for a moment, shift your focus to new beginnings, ambitions and reaching new heights in the year ahead.  And when doing so, remember, the “how” is equal if not more important than the “what”. Solutions

Smart Holiday Sipping

Thursday, December 6th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Tips  /  Comments: 0
When it comes to the holidays, folks often focus on the extra calories that creep into their diets through cookies, pie and extra helpings of stuffing. They often fail to account for liquid calories that can quickly add up this time of year. The issue with liquid calories is that they don’t fill you up the same way solid food does, which means you don’t eat any less food to compensate. In fact, alcohol can increase your…

Step-by-Step: Make Ahead Meals

Thursday, September 20th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Safety, Meal Ideas, Tips  /  Comments: 1
Start saving time on cooking and eat home-cooked meals more often. Sound too good to be true? It’s possible! It’s all about planning ahead, picking the right recipe, and making extras. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to get it done. The Benefits
Making meals ahead of time can help reduce the amount of unhealthy snacking which usually happens while the kiddos are waiting for dinner to be ready. It can also…

Navigating the Farmer’s Markets

Monday, August 6th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Tips  /  Comments: more
Last week you saw how I make the farmers’ market a family affair, but with so many new foods and booths popping up it can get overwhelming. Here’s a look at what you may find and tips on easily navigating through all those booths. Why Buy Local?
As popularity and interest grows in fresh produce and other naturally made products, Farmers’ Markets are becoming increasingly popular.  The farmers’ market is…

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