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Freekeh: An Underappreciated Ancient Grain

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Kristen Simonds, BSc, Contributing Blogger  Just when you finally learned how to correctly pronounce quinoa and kamut, there’s another ancient grain with a tricky pronunciation hitting the supermarket shelves. Freekeh (say it with me, “free-kah”) is common in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine and is made from wheat that has been harvested early, toasted, dried, and rubbed. The result is a nutty…

8 Healthy Foods You Actually Need to Measure Out

Monday, January 23rd, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 1
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report  Moderation, moderation, moderation – that’s probably the word you’ve heard us dietitians say most. Although moderation can mean advice like “eat a maximum of one whole egg per day” or “eat fish three times a week,” sometimes you need to get more specific and whip out your measuring gear to make…

Tackle Your Tailgating Appetizers

Friday, January 20th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger Appetizers can be a source of sneaky extra calories, and many are high in saturated fat, calories, and sodium. Because we have a tendency to consume food that is in our line of sight, it’s very easy to eat a few too many appetizers at any tailgating party. That’s why it’s important to have a game-day plan for attacking the snack table. Follow these tips to keep your health in…

5 Tips For Goal Setting In the New Year

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 0
By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger When a new year arrives, it offers us a clean slate and the opportunity to hit the refresh button. It’s the perfect time to reflect on the past year, take advantage of newfound energy and set new health and wellness goals. But how you set the goals is just as important as the overall objective. To set goals that you can stick to, keep these tips in mind. Break down big

How To Cut the Sugar When Baking

Monday, January 16th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD This post was sponsored by Truvia, however, all opinions are my own.   I have the biggest sweet tooth and have since I was a little girl. Just typing the words cookies, brownies, and cupcakes makes my mouth water. Now that I’ve passed the big 4-0 (by a few years) I recognize that my metabolism has slowed down, and I just need to cut back on the sugar. For 2017, I’ve made it my New Year’s resolution…

Should You Eat a Bedtime Snack?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Tips, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 1
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report  One of the most frequent questions people ask me is, “Can I eat before bed?” Many folks believe it’s “bad” to eat a bedtime snack because it will cause unwanted weight gain. But that’s not always the case. Whether you should be eating at night needs to be examined on an individual basis. Each person…

Your Healthier Hanukkah Menu – Fried Food Still Included

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN. Originally published by US News & World Report  During the Jewish festival of lights, people light candles for eight nights, after which they typically enjoy holiday songs and lots of food. Often, that means eating two traditional foods – potato pancakes and jelly doughnuts, both which are fried. Believe me, I love my fried food, but after eight nights of eating oil-laden carbs, I…

Carbs After Dark: Breaking Down the Science

Monday, November 21st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips, Weight Loss  /  Comments: 0
By Dan Preiato, BS, DTR, Contributing Blogger We have all heard the myths that eating carbohydrates at night can cause weight gain. Realistically, the body’s metabolizes food in a much more complicated way than just factoring in the time of day . Weight loss or gain depends on a variety of factors, ranging from your level of physical activity to the amount and type of calories you eat. What Happens When We Eat At Night?

7 Ways To Use Leftover Halloween Candy

Monday, October 31st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Whether you have kids or just bought bags of candy for trick-or-treaters, I can almost guarantee that your house will be overloaded with leftover Halloween candy on November 1st. While it’s certainly fine (and encouraged) to indulge in some of your favorite bite-sized treats on Halloween, it’s definitely not something you want to continue doing daily until the

Casually Consuming More Calories: The Fast-Casual Conundrum

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Meal Ideas, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Daniel Preiato, BS, DTR, Contributing Blogger In the past 5 years, there has been an emergence of fast-casual style restaurants, such as Chipotle and Panera Bread. These restaurants differ from their fast food counterparts because they allow the consumer to choose from mostly whole food ingredients and decide exactly what goes on their plate. While this appears to be a healthier option than traditional fast-food,…

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