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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%…

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…

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