All Posts By Toby Amidor

Nutrition Expert at FoodNetwork.com

5 Frozen Foods to Stock (and 5 to Skip)

by in Uncategorized, October 14th, 2013

frozen peas
Your freezer was created to preserve food for long periods of time. But filling it with junk can sabotage any healthy eating plan. Here are five items worth purchasing, and five you’re better off passing up.

Stock Up On:

Edamame
Instead of gr...

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15 Great Vegetarian Pastas

by in Uncategorized, October 11th, 2013

kale pesto spaghetti
These recipes are all sans meat, poultry and fish–but brimming with flavor from veggies, beans, herbs and nuts.

Keeping Calories in Check
Remember that it’s easy to go overboard on calories when dining on pasta. One cup of cooked spaghe...

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How to Make A Healthier Soup

by in Uncategorized, October 8th, 2013

broccoli cheddar soup
As the cold weather sets in, bone-warming soups really hit the spot. But there’s no need to pack on the heavy-cream pounds when indulging in a delicious bowl of goodness.

The Base
As a general rule, broth-based soups tend to run lower in calo...

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Canned Fruit: Good or Bad?

by in Uncategorized, October 5th, 2013

canned fruit
With the availability of fresh fruit dwindling as the cold weather sets in, canned varieties can be a healthy alternative. But not all canned varieties are created equal.

Good?
According to the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines, adults should eat at leas...

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How to Choose a Healthy Yogurt

by in Uncategorized, September 29th, 2013

yogurt
These days, you can’t miss the yogurt aisle. Markets now have two, three or more cases designated to this creamy delight. But with so many choices, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and confused on which is healthiest.

Added vs. Natural Su...

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In Season: Swiss Chard

by in Uncategorized, September 26th, 2013

swiss chard
This leafy green is in season and ready to bring nutritional goodness to your table.

What, Where & When?
Chard (aka Swiss chard) is a member of the beet family, but doesn’t produce an edible bulb. This green leafy has crinkly green leaves ...

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5 Ways to Use Applesauce

by in Uncategorized, September 24th, 2013

applesauce
You can make your own version and simply spoon it out of a bowl, but there’s much more you can do with applesauce. Enjoy it these five ways.

On You Dinner Plate
You may think of applesauce as strictly a snack or dessert, but mix it with lig...

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Top 5 Fall Vegetables

by in Uncategorized, September 21st, 2013

butternut squash
Fall starts tomorrow! And with the arrival of crisp days comes a bounty of seasonal veggies. Here are my top five, plus delicious ways to incorporate them into your meals.

1. Pumpkin
Pumpkins are fun to turn into Jack-o-lanterns, but you can use the...

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