All Posts By Toby Amidor

Nutrition Expert at FoodNetwork.com

Ring in the New Year with Healthier Cocktails

by , December 31st, 2013

whisky sour

With alcohol flowing throughout the holiday season, it’s important to be mindful of how much you guzzle. Here are 10 delicious cocktails for less than 250 calories a serving.

Guidelines for Alcohol
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommen...

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Dried Fruit: Good or Bad?

by , December 26th, 2013

raisins
During the cold winter months, the availability of fresh fruit may be more limited. This is the perfect time to grab for dried varieties — or is it?

Good?
USDA’s MyPlate recommends 1½ to 2 cups of fruit each day. Fresh, canned and dried...

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This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by , December 25th, 2013

whisk
In this week’s news: Scientists say that fiber is (still) good for heart health; nutrition experts explain why you might want to give your kids a whisk; and the CDC finds that Americans just can’t quit salt.

More Reasons to Go with the ...

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How to Build A Better Winter Salad

by , December 22nd, 2013

kale salad

Winter officially began yesterday, and while there may be a smaller bounty of produce during the cold-weather months, that doesn’t mean you have to forgo delicious, healthy salads. Here’s how to make the most of seasonal winter goodies.

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25 Holiday Potluck Dishes

by , December 19th, 2013

salad
Attending a potluck dinner for the holidays? Whether you’re driving or flying, these easy, healthy dishes are worth bringing along.

By Car
The most important decision is to choose a dish that totes well. Dishes that easily spill or get soggy c...

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25 Healthy Holiday Appetizers

by , December 12th, 2013

avocado feta dip
Planning your holiday shindig? Here are a whole lot of delicious party foods for under 300 calories a serving.

Dips

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This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by , December 11th, 2013

nuts
In this week’s news: Why we should get cracking (nuts, that is); signs that diet soda is fizzling out (or would that be fizzing out?); and the true cost of healthy eating.

Pass the Cocktail Nuts
A recent study in The New England Journal of Med...

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How To Build A Healthy Mocktail

by , December 6th, 2013

cranberry drinks

Build a healthy mocktail using these simple guidelines, and let everyone join in on the holiday cheer.

The Base
Even minus the alcohol, virgin drinks can get heavy on calories and sugar, so it’s important to choose ingredients wisely.

Juice: M...

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More Reasons to Love Cranberries

by , November 30th, 2013

cranberries
Thanksgiving may be over, but there are plenty of more reasons to enjoy these red gems while they’re in season.

One cup of fresh cranberries provides close to 50 calories, is an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin C (supplying 22% of t...

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This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by , November 27th, 2013

kale
In this week’s news: The rise of vegan Thanksgiving, food banks that grow kale and the problem with pizza joints and calorie counts.

Pass the Tofu Drumstick
Having a vegan feast is becoming more popular. According to the Department of Agricult...

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