All Posts By Toby Amidor

Nutrition Expert at

Convenience, Not Cost, Causes Weight Gain

by , September 11th, 2012

fast food
When I heard the results of this recent study, I wasn’t too surprised. For years, I’ve been privately counseling folks who fall both above and below the poverty line. I’ve seen the patterns and am glad there is now statistical data to prove it...

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Herb of the Month: Sage

by , September 9th, 2012

If you thought all fresh herbs were past their prime by the fall, you’re be mistaken. Fresh sage is now in season!

Sage Basics
This green herb is native to the Mediterranean. Its name comes from the Latin word salvus, which means “safe” – a ...

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Talking with Fooducate Creator Hemi Weingarten

by , September 6th, 2012

fooducate app
Fooducate is an easy-to-use, free smartphone app that helps you make healthier food choices. To use it, scan a packaged item’s bar code or search for food items and you’ll see its letter grade (A to D) with an explanation of its nutritio...

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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

by , September 2nd, 2012

bananas in bowl
Do pesky fruit flies hover around your fresh produce? Find out how you can get them out of your kitchen.

Fruit Flies 101
Adult fruit flies (Drosiphila melanogaster) range in size from 1 to 2 millimeters, have red eyes and tan or brownish body. The...

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Food Fight: Beer vs. Liquor

by , August 30th, 2012

beer versus liquor
Labor Day is around the corner—should you grab an ice-cold beer or choose a spirits-filled cocktail? This battle is a tricky one…

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends no more than 1 drink per day for women and no more than 2 drin...

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New Study Reveals Fewer Calories in Almonds

by , August 30th, 2012

Calling all almond lovers! A new study found that almonds have fewer calories than originally thought. We’ve got the inside scoop on this news.

The Study
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that almonds have 2...

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Fruit Snacks: Are They Healthy?

by , August 28th, 2012

fruit snacks
My three kids go gaga over fruit snacks—and they’re not the only ones. You can find them at the movies (in the kids snack pack), in birthday party goodie bags and in school snack or lunch bags. But are these chewy goodies good for our kiddos or ...

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Taste Test: Juice Boxes

by , August 23rd, 2012

apple juice
With all the so-called “healthy” messages on juice boxes, it’s tough to decipher which is really the best choice for your little ones. We’ve tasted and anylized popular juices so you’ll be better informed on your next trip to the market.


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10 Antioxidant-Rich Foods

by , August 21st, 2012

When visiting your local farmers’ market, you’re not only picking up deliciously seasonal produce, you’re also bringing home a wide array of antioxidants that can help protect your body. Here are 10 foods that should be on your shopping list.


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In Season: Honeydew

by , August 18th, 2012
honeydew granita

Food Network Kitchens' Honeydew Granita

This green melon is my 5-year old’s hands-down favorite. I’ve never seen anyone so thrilled when a fruit’s in season—she devours fresh chunks at breakfast and bedtime snack. As a mom, I’m happ...

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