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Healthy Eating When Traveling

Thursday, August 18th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Tips  /  Comments: more

By Alissa Fogelson Contributing Blogger Who doesn’t love vacation? It is a time for new experiences, family fun, and well-deserved relaxation. Yet, despite all of the benefits, many dread getting on the scale once they return home. It’s common to feel that you have less power and much more exposure to unhealthy foods – not exactly the ideal combination. Returning from a trip to Scotland myself, I understand this…

Marathon Day Nutrition Plan

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness, Meal Ideas, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger With fall marathon season approaching and training plans ramping up, it’s important to also start thinking about your fueling plan for race day. Training isn’t just about logging miles and working on speed work, but it’s also a time to test out your nutrition and hydration, which are both crucial for a successful race. Here’s what you’ll need to consider…

5 Healthy Hummus Hacks

Thursday, July 14th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Toby Amidor, MS, RDN, CDN This post was sponsored by Sabra Hummus. When was a girl, my summers were spent in Israel in the small town of Ashkelon where my mom is from. As my mom toted 5 kids with her from New York to Israel, hotels were not really an option so she rented a two-bedroom apartment where we lived among the locals. My mom and I visited the supermarket and farmers’ type market several times a week bringing…

College Eats: Healthy Late Night Snacking

Thursday, May 19th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 0

By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger Whether you’re up late studying for the three exams you have the next day, or you’re trying to cram a semesters worth of information during finals week, it’s definitely stressful. Oftentimes when you’re stressed (like me!) the first thing you reach for is food. Here are some healthy tips and snacks that can help you make it through the night: Here are my three top tips that I…

4 Nutrients to Help Spring Into Fitness

Monday, May 2nd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness, Tips  /  Comments: 0

By Melissa O’Shea, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger With the warm weather finally upon us, more and more people will be heading outdoors and increasing activity. Fueling your body with the right nutrition will help you get the most out of your workouts and maximize your results. Here are 4 key nutrients to keep your eye on while ramping up your exercise regimen. Calories
The amount of calories you need varies depending…

Eating Healthy on a College Budget

Monday, April 18th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Lexi Orlan, Contributing Blogger Being a college student with varying meal times each semester, it is hard to stick to a healthy eating plan. Here are four tips to combat those unhealthy habits: 1. Locate your local grocery stores. This one may seem like a given, but many students do not know where local grocery stores are located. Many times, as I have witnessed on my campus, students will frequent the local pharmacy…

Savor the Flavor Without Overloading On Calories

Friday, March 25th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Tips  /  Comments: 0

By Sheridan Jonas, Contributing Blogger Whether it’s chicken, rice, smoothies, or even water, I am always looking for new ways to add flavors of these staple foods. In honor of this year’s National Nutrition Month’s topic, Savor the Flavor, here are five ways to spice up your favorite dishes. Agave Syrup
This natural sweetener will curb your sweet tooth while also helping to keep your blood sugar in check (as long…

5 Reasons to Love Idaho Potatoes

Thursday, March 10th, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Heart Health, Nutrition & Health, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: more
This post was sponsored by The Idaho Potato Commission Although spuds get a bad reputation, they’re actually nutritional all-stars! Idaho potatoes with the “Grown In Idaho” seal let you know that you’re getting high quality potatoes filled with all kinds of benefits. Here are 5 reasons why you should show some love to these deliciously healthy potatoes. 1. Always in season
Idaho’s growing season…

Southern Cooking: Lightened Up (Featuring Carolyn O’Neil!)

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Book Reviews, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: 0


By: Catherine Cioffi, RD, Contributing Blogger As I lived most of my life in the Northeast, I’ve found my recent move to the South to be quite the learning experience. In particular, my favorite part has been getting to know the “local” cuisine of Southern comfort food – from crispy fried chicken, to creamy cheesy grits, to biscuits, fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese, and more! All of these dishes and…

Busting Those Nutrition Myths

Monday, November 30th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Nutrition Basics, Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RDN, CDN, Contributing Blogger With so much information out there it is often hard to determine which is fabricated. It is time to identify those common “nutrition myths” that everyone quotes in social settings, and deems them safe for repetition, or not.  Below are some well-rehearsed sayings. We all know them, but are we simply repeating what we have heard or do we believe them? The…

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