All Posts By Toby Amidor

Nutrition Expert at FoodNetwork.com

25 Healthy Holiday Appetizers

by in Healthy Holidays, December 12, 2013

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

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This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, December 11, 2013

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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 Medicine (and reported by the New York Times) looked at data from over 119,000 women and men in the Nurses’ Health Study and the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study. Researchers found that study participants who ate nuts seven or more times a week had a 20% lower death rate than those who didn’t eat nuts over the same period of time. Even for those who only ate nuts less than once a week, the death rate was 11% lower. Participants ate a variety of nuts including pistachios, almonds, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, cashews, pecans, pine nuts, peanuts, walnuts and macadamias.

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How To Build A Healthy Mocktail

by in Healthy Holidays, December 6, 2013

cranberry drinks

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

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More Reasons to Love Cranberries

by in In Season, November 30, 2013

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

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This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, November 27, 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 Agriculture, Americans ate about 12% less meat in 2012 than in 2007. Instead of turkey and trimmings, some Thanksgiving cooks are making tofurkey (tofu shaped like turkey) or cooking portobello mushroom steaks with kale salad, pecan stuffing and mushroom gravy on the side.

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Which Super Food is the Most Super of Them All?

by in Ask the Experts, Healthy Tips, November 25, 2013

avocado
We’ve all heard the term “super food” being tossed around. But which super food tops the list? Nutrition experts around the country were asked to choose one food they consider better than the rest. Here’s what they said.

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20 Lighter Thanksgiving Desserts

by in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 21, 2013

pumpkin mousse pie
What’s Thanksgiving without a sweet treat (or a few)? Take your pick of these mouthwatering desserts, each of which has fewer than 300 calories per serving.

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Healthy Hanukkah-Thanksgiving Recipes

by in Healthy Holidays, November 18, 2013

potato cake
Next week we’ll be celebrating Thanksgivukkah, or Thanksgiving + Hanukkah. It’s when the first full day of Hanukkah falls on Turkey Day. The last time this happened was in 1888, and it won’t happen again for many moons (79,000 years to be exact). Make your Thanksgivukkah table extra special with an array of healthy, Hanukkah fare combined with traditional Thanksgiving ingredients.

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10 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Mains

by in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 15, 2013

macaroni and cheese
You don’t need a turkey at the center of the table to make Thanksgiving a special day! Here are delicious dishes that can take the spotlight at your feast, whether you’re a vegetarian or just hosting a few.

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12 Delicious Ways with Root Vegetables

by in Healthy Recipes, November 14, 2013

parsnips
Hearty root veggies make for delicious, bone-warming dishes. Pick them up on your next trip to the market and get cooking!

Parsnips
These root vegetables, which have a sweet, nutty flavor, resemble carrots but are white in color. One cup raw provides 100 calories and 7 grams of fiber. They’re an excellent source of vitamins C and K and folate.

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