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How I Survived the Meal Prep Challenge

Monday, May 1st, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Tips  /  Comments: more
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD I have partnered with Dannon® Light & Fit® to help promote Light & Fit Greek Nonfat Yogurt. I have been compensated for my time commitment. However, my opinions are my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. One way that I make healthy eating easier is by planning and preparing my meals in advance. Typically, I make a shopping list on Saturday, do the shopping on Sunday…

5 Foods To Beat Bloating

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: more
By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Some gas and bloating is normal – in fact 16-30% of people report bloating regularly. But if it’s getting to the point where your clothes don’t fit comfortably and it interferes with your everyday life, you may want to investigate the cause. While the culprit is different for everyone, food intolerances, eating large meals, eating too quickly, and carbonated…

9 of the Best Spring Weight-Loss Tips

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Tips  /  Comments: 1

By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report
With the warm weather setting in, many folks are starting to acknowledge the few (or more) pounds they put on during those winter months. Second to New Year’s Day, spring is the time when many people make a commitment to lose weight. I asked top nutrition experts from around the country to give their top weight-loss tips to help folks get…

3 Citrus Hacks That Add Flavor, Not Calories

Monday, April 3rd, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: more
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by the Sunkist. Photos courtesy of Sunkist. All thoughts are my own. Did you know that citrus fruit are in season all year long? Luckily, many of these unheard of varieties (hello, pomelo!) are now available at your local grocery stores. Not sure which varieties to look for? This fabulous seasonality chart is a great resource to keep on hand. Filling your shopping cart with…

Are You Losing Out With A Liquid Lunch?

Thursday, March 30th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Hot Topics, Tips  /  Comments: more
By Taylor D’Anna, RD, Contributing Blogger Step into any home-goods store and you will see displays for NutriBullets and Vitamix’s advertising the benefits of juicing. The idea seems perfect! Throw copious amounts of super foods into the blender and get a day’s worth of nutrients in your 10 ounce tumbler.  With claims to break down foods to their most absorbable state, help you power through your…

Healthy Snacks To Curb Cravings

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger We all have that time of day where our unhealthy snack cravings kick in. While snacking on cookies, candy or chips may sound appealing, it can also be damaging to your health. Instead, there are many sweet and savory snack that can curb your mid-day hunger without derailing your healthy eating habits. Here are some healthy go-to options that will help to stay in line with your diet.…

What’s The Deal With Healthy Fat?

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition & Health, Nutrition Basics, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Remember the 90’s when eating fat-free foods was all the rage? The grocery store shelves were stocked with fat-free cookies, cakes, ice cream…you name it! Those were the days when many thought that eating fat made you fat. Now we know there is a lot more to the story when it comes to fat found in food. Still, I find many of my clients are shocked when I include avocado…

What Is Skyr?

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Kristen Simonds, BSc, Contributing Blogger A walk down the dairy aisle reveals shelves packed with an overwhelming variety of yogurt. From Greek yogurt to soy yogurt to fruit-bottomed yogurt, plus full-fat and low-fat varieties, the choices are endless. But now there’s a new, yet ancient, type of yogurt being stocked on shelves across the country: skyr. Pronounced “skeer” this traditional Icelandic yogurt…

Myth Buster: Cereal

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Alissa Fogelson, Contributing Blogger Take a minute and think about your childhood, watching TV and chowing down on some yummy Lucky Charms. If you were anything like me, you probably picked out all the marshmallows first and then sipped on some of that delicious sugar-filled milk. You wouldn’t do that now, though, would you? Instead, you probably enjoy a bowl of Smart Start cereal and think that you are making the…

5 Favorite Ways To Enjoy 100% Pomegranate Juice

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: 0

By Toby Amidor, MS, RD DISCLOSURE: I work with POM Wonderful to help consumers make healthier choices. All thoughts are my own. Photo credit for spritzer and smoothie: POM Wonderful  One of my go-to ingredients is 100% Pomegranate Juice as I find it to be extremely versatile in the kitchen. Of course I love to sip it, but sometimes I also add it into dishes I whip up in the kitchen. Here are 5 of my favorite ways to use 100% Pomegranate…

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