All Posts By Toby Amidor

Nutrition Expert at FoodNetwork.com

Guilt-Free Casseroles

by , October 20th, 2013

bean casserole
These one-dish wonders are a perfect meal any night of the week. But loads of creamy canned soup, butter and cheese tend to sabotage most casseroles. Here’s how to make the comfort-food favorites with healthier ingredients.

Main Ingredients
Ca...

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Cheese: Is It Healthy?

by , October 17th, 2013

blue cheese
Does this dairy delight have a place in your healthy eating plan? Although cheeses have gotten bad press for being high in artery-clogging fat, the right ones can provide important nutrients to your diet.

Yes?
Eating cheese can help you meet the 3 r...

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Cooking with Beer (the Healthy Way)

by , 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 , 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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15 Great Vegetarian Pastas

by , 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 , 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 , 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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