All Posts By Toby Amidor

Nutrition Expert at FoodNetwork.com

Cooking with Beer (the Healthy Way)

by in Uncategorized, October 16th, 2013

beer-braised chicken
Surprising but true: Cooking with beer can actually be a healthy way to flavor food—here’s why.

The Nutrition Facts
A 12-ounce bottle of regular beer has about 150 calories and is free of fat and cholesterol. It also has very little sodium-o...

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Breakfast: Myths vs. Facts

by in Uncategorized, October 15th, 2013

breakfast spread
There’s so much misinformation swarming around about breakfast. Read on for the facts about this important meal.

Myth: My kids should eat breakfast, but I don’t have to.
Fact: As a mom or dad, you need even more energy to keep up with yo...

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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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