All Posts By Toby Amidor

Nutrition Expert at FoodNetwork.com

5 Ingredients or Less: Eggs In A Basket

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, Healthy Recipes, October 11, 2010
Toby's Eggs in a Basket

Also called “eggs-in-a-hole”, “birds nest,” “eggs-in-a-blanket” or “toad-in-a-hole”, I served this fun breakfast fave  to my kids on their first day of school. With less than 5 ingredients, it’s an easy and stress-free dish to cook up on a school day.

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Nano Foods 101

by in Food News, October 8, 2010

food labels

Imagine eating fat-free versions of your favorite comfort foods — macaroni and cheese, chocolate pudding, French fries — that are just as tasty as the full-fat counterparts. Sound good? That’s just one way nanotechonology is being used to manipulate the foods we eat.  But how does it work? And most importantly: Are the products safe to eat?  We’ve got the scoop on this emerging technology.

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8 Cancer-Fighting Foods

by in Healthy Tips, October 6, 2010
Roasted Broccoli
Roasted Broccoli - Photo Courtesy Food Network Magazine

One more reason to eat your broccoli: Breast Cancer Awareness Month is here! Researchers believe that 60 percent of cancer deaths can be prevented by adopting a healthier lifestyle. Start with your diet and work these 8 cancer-fighting foods into your daily routine.

See all 8 foods: Broccoli, citrus and more »

Reading List: Fat Blasters Approved, POM’s Questionable Claims & Lunchboxes, Exposed

by in Food News, October 1, 2010

kids looking into lunchbox

In this week’s nutrition news: Ben & Jerry’s drops “natural,”  study finds children don’t drink enough fluids and fat blasters approved by the FDA.

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Fish and Chips, Lightened Up

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, Meal Makeovers, September 28, 2010
Baked Fish and Chips
Baked Fish and Chips - Photo by Andrew Mccaul, Food Network Magazine

Drown fish in oil and serve it with a side of greasy fries and you’ve got yourself a quadruple bypass waiting to happen. Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but you get my drift.  The funny thing is, potatoes and fish are naturally healthy foods. Here’s how to make this English staple tasty and delicious.

See how we lighten up fish and chips »

Tilapia 5 Ways

by in Healthy Recipes, September 27, 2010

fish tacos
Tilapia has gained popularity over the past 20 years, and it’s easy to see why: It’s a mild, affordable fish that’s low in fat and high in protein.  This ecologically-sustainable fish should be a part of your diet — here are 5 new ways to try it tonight.

5 takes on tilapia »

Reading List, Extreme Edition: Crazy Carrot Ads and Super-Caloric Restaurant Dishes

by in Food News, September 24, 2010

milk

In this week’s nutrition news: Childhood food trauma, the perfect portion size, drinking milk can help you lose weight and check out the new baby carrots ad.

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Make-Ahead Meals: Big Batch Recipes To Cook & Freeze

by in Food Safety, Healthy Recipes, September 24, 2010
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Spaghetti and Meatballs

The hustle and bustle of everyday life can get in the way of making healthy meals. But with a little planning, you can stock your freezer with healthy options for nights you just don’t have the time or energy to cook. Here are some basic tips on choosing the right recipe and how to safely cook, freeze and defrost them.

5 healthy recipes, plus food safety tips »

Healthy Debate: Chocolate Verses White Milk

by in Food News, September 22, 2010

milk

Sweet chocolate milk is causing bitter cafeteria showdowns around the country. School lunch advocates who want the chocolate stuff nixed from the cafeteria menu say it packs almost as much sugar as soda, but others say it’s better for kids to drink chocolate milk than no milk at all.

Get our take, plus the pros and cons and the scoop from the National Dairy Council’s dietitian.

Chocolate milk, good or bad? »

Reading List: No Cal Noodles, HFCS’s New Name and No More Birthday Cupcakes?!

by in Food News, September 17, 2010
Cupcake
Tell Us: Should Birthday Cupcakes Be Banned From Kids' Classrooms?

In this week’s nutrition news: Markets hire dietitians to help shoppers, a controversy over cupcakes in the classroom and high fructose corn syrup petitioning for a new name.

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