All Posts By Toby Amidor

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10 Healthiest Thanksgiving Sides

by , November 13th, 2012

roasted squash
These Thanksgiving sides all have fewer than 250 calories per serving and will get the attention and admiration of everyone at your table because they’re so unbelievably delicious. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Yummy slices of winter squ...

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Why We Love Pears

by , November 8th, 2012

tilapia with pears
A lot folks out there don’t show enough love to this under-appreciated fruit. Find out what you’ve been missing.

Pear Facts
Pears are one of the few fruits that don’t ripen on the tree. They’re harvested when mature but not quite ripe to ea...

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8 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

by , November 7th, 2012

pumpkin risotto
Packed with vitamin A, pumpkins are good for more than carving, and it’s time to expand your palate beyond pumpkin pie. They’re absolutely delicious in any of these 8 healthy recipes.

Nutrition Lowdown
Both fresh and canned pumpkins are pack...

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Food Fight: Agave vs. Honey

by , November 1st, 2012

This is going to be our toughest food fight yet! Two natural sweeteners pitted against each other – it’s a very difficult decision.

Most agave nectar is produced from the blue agave plant grown in desert regions like the hilly areas in Mex...

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Don’t Be Tricked Into These Treats

by , October 30th, 2012

halloween candy
It’s not just the ghouls and ghosts causing a scare on Halloween — how about the mountains of treats handed out to kids by friends and neighbors? Some treats are worse than others — these are the ones that I pick out of my kiddos&#...

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5 Scary High-Calorie Menu Items

by , October 29th, 2012

restaurant menu
Like many of you, I check the nutrition facts on menus when I’m out to eat. Every so often I come across such high-calorie menu items that it makes me shake in my boots! Check out these 5 menu items with frighteningly high calorie counts plus see ...

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Food Day 2012

by , October 23rd, 2012

food day logo
The second annual Food Day is this Wednesday. Thousands of events are taking place around the country to help celebrate healthy, affordable and sustainable food. Here are some fun ways folks are celebrating and ideas on how you can celebrate Food Da...

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Ordering Food Online Might Mean Consuming More Calories

by , October 18th, 2012

pizza on a computer screen
Ordering food online is as easy as a click of a button. Plus you avoid the long lines and there’s no human interaction. But a recent study found that ordering your meals online isn’t so good for your waistline.

The Study
A 2012 study by Ryan McD...

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Why We Love Pumpkin Seeds

by , October 16th, 2012

pumpkin seed
With the crisp chill of fall in the air and the excitement of Halloween around the corner, pumpkin season is in full swing. When you’re carving those pumpkins or making a fresh pumpkin soup, don’t forget about the hidden treasure inside—the se...

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Food Fight: Almond Butter vs. Peanut Butter

by , October 16th, 2012

peanut butter
Get revved up for the next Healthy Eats battle: almond butter versus peanut butter. These nuts butters are popular with folks young and old but which should you be putting in your shopping cart?

Almond Butter
Two tablespoons of almond butter has ar...

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