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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…

Go Nuts!

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Food Facts, Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: more
Almonds Nuts are a healthy way to get fat into your diet. Yes, you need fat! The important thing to remember is that not all fats are equal. Here’s a rundown on why nuts should be part of your healthy eating plan. Nutrition Lowdown
The majority of the fat found in nuts is monounsaturated. You should focus on eating unsaturated fats, particularly monounsaturated, while limiting saturated and trans fat.
Monounsaturated…

Win 72 KIND Bars!

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Giveaway, Tips  /  Comments: more
Many folks often assume that snacking is a no-no. It’s snacking on the wrong foods that can get you into trouble. Snacking on healthy foods is essential to any eating plan. Here are the do’s and don’ts of healthy snacking, then enter to win a 72 bars (yes, 72!) from one of my favorite brands. Benefits of Snacking
Eating frequently keeps your metabolism revved and blood sugar stable. It helps prevents you from arriving…

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