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5 Thanksgiving Swaps for a Healthy Holiday

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Recipes, Tips  /  Comments: 0

By Kimberly Visioni, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger This year, don’t simply fall back on all of the usual Turkey Day recipes. There are some really great nutrient dense players (a.k.a. fruits and veggies) in our Thanksgiving repertoire. They’re just usually smothered in cheese, drowning in dollops of butter and cream or lost in mounds of sugar and salt. I think this is the perfect setting to let these beauties shine…

Understanding Nutrition Claims

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: more

By Alexandra Orlan, Guest Blogger There are many claims marketers can make on food products that have little to no meaning.  Food companies want you to think their product is best, so they often try and mislead you. Many products on the market have drastic claims on their label, though only few are meaningful. Although this can leave you confused and frustrated, understanding what these claims mean is your best bet.…

How to Follow An Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Monday, June 1st, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Heart Health, Nutrition & Health, Tips  /  Comments: more
By Valentine Reed-Johnson, RD, CDN, Contributing Blogger As a dietitian I am often asked what diet I follow, or what diet I would recommend to others, and my response is always the same: the rich, flavorful Mediterranean diet. With its anti-inflammatory, heart healthy benefits; this lifestyle is not only healthful, but also enjoyable! Anti-Inflammatory foods
The average American diet consists of excessive amounts…

It’s That Time Again…Top 5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Diet

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Tips  /  Comments: 0
By Elizabeth Canepari, MS, RD, Contributing Blogger As the snow begins to melt and the sun shines a little longer each night, the calming sense of warm spring weather tends to drift over me. Spring is a time for fresh blooms, long walks, and a shiny new pedicure to prep your piggies for sandal wearing days. Along with all these joys comes the very tedious (but necessary!) task of getting your house, closets, and yard in tip…

5 Things to Do With Spring Greens

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 1
By Joni Garcia MS, RD, Contributing Blogger Now that the weather is finally warming up, I’m getting excited for all things spring. I’ve noticed some early spring veggies popping up at the market and on magazine covers, which is inspiring me to get into the kitchen. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown to appreciate and love all kinds of greens, like Swiss and rainbow chard, kale, spinach, and collard greens. These…

How to Add Vegetables Into Kid-Friendly Meals

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Kids, Meal Ideas, Tips  /  Comments: 1
This post was sponsored by Champion. By Mary (Yue) Sun, PhD, Guest Blogger The biggest problem parents seem to have is finding creative ways to get their kids to eat more veggies. But getting your child to eat healthy shouldn’t be a burden. Here are 3 quick and easy ideas to boost your kiddos veggie intake.
  • Make a healthy dip: Research shows that dips are a great way for children to increase their vegetable consumption.

31 Days of Healthy Eating: Tips from Nutrition Experts

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: more
It’s the last day of National Nutrition Month! If you missed the month-long tips provided by nutrition experts around the country, here’s a round up of all 30 tips.     Day 1
Angela Lemond: Focus on the Positive       Day 2 Dawn Jackson Blatner: It’s All About the Green Base       Day 3 Elena Paravantes: Stop Depending on Highly Processed Foods      …

31 Days of Healthy Eating: Tip 30 from Zipporah Oksman (yes, Toby’s mom is a RD!)

Monday, March 30th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: more
Happy National Nutrition Month! In honor of day 30 I asked my mom and fellow registered dietitian to contribute a healthy eating tip. My mom and I attending nutrition school at New York University together and graduated with our master’s degree on the same day (my dad was very proud and his wallet relieved, to say the least). My mom, Zipporah, reminds us that spending time together as a family in the kitchen and at…

31 Days of Healthy Eating: Day 29 Tip from Christy Wilson

Sunday, March 29th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 0
  Happy National Nutrition Month! Today’s healthy eating tip comes from the spectacular Christy Wilson who I met a few years back at the Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo. Since then, I have gotten to know Christy and her contributions to the world of nutrition are truly outstanding. Enjoy Christy’s tip.   Have a Plan   Have a few dishes in mind that you’d like to prepare during the…

31 Days of Healthy Eating: Tip 28 from Natalia Hancock

Saturday, March 28th, 2015  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Tips  /  Comments: 0
Happy National Nutrition Month! Today’s healthy eating tip is from another truly outstanding dietitian, Natalia Hancock. I first met Natalia over lunch at the NYC  Michelin starred restaurant Rouge Tomate, where she worked as their nutritionist. Natalia is always full of words of wisdom. I hope you enjoy her tip today.   Make Your Home a Safe Zone   Avoid having a pantry and fridge filled with quick…

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