All Posts By Toby Amidor

Nutrition Expert at FoodNetwork.com

In Season: Bell Peppers

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, August 26, 2010
Roasted Peppers Roasted Peppers – Photo by Antonis Achilleos/Food Network Magazine

My kids love chomping on crunchy slices of these sweet, mild peppers. Who am I to complain, when one cup has more vitamin C than an orange? Here are some more reasons to grab these babies while they’re at their peak.

More pepper facts, plus pepper-filled recipes »

Reading List: The Gluten-Free Hype, Massive Egg Recall and Heart-Healthy Chocolate

by in Food News, August 20, 2010

eggs

In this week’s nutrition news: Rare heirloom veggies up for auction, gulf seafood finally being thoroughly tested and the should you start a gluten-free diet?

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Make Your Own Tomato Sauce

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, Tomatoes, August 19, 2010

tomato sauce

We’re celebrating tomatoes this week on Healthy Eats, so we’re cooking up a classic.  We’ve taste tested the jarred stuff, but nothing beats a homemade batch of tomato sauce loaded with vitamins C and A, potassium and the antioxidant lycopene. With tomato season in full swing, don’t let extra tomatoes go to waste!

Get our favorite tomato sauce recipes »

Spotlight Recipes: Gazpacho

by in Healthy Recipes, Tomatoes, August 18, 2010

watermelon gazpacho

Enjoy a refreshingly cool (and super-healthy) soup this summer. Make tomato gazpacho in honor of our in-season tomato celebration, or switch it up and use watermelon, red peppers or even grapes.

Get the recipes »

Canned Tomatoes: Good or Bad?

by in Food Safety, Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, August 17, 2010

tomatoes

We’re celebrating fresh tomatoes this week, but we can’t forget about that standby substitute: canned tomatoes. Many of our readers have expressed concern over using canned goods, including  BPA risks, nutritional value and of course, food safety. So, how safe is this pantry staple? We’ve got the scoop.

Get the lowdown on canned tomatoes »

Reading List: Controversy Over Olive Oil, Cloned Food + Adult Picky Eaters

by in Food News, August 13, 2010

hummus

In this week’s nutrition news: Meatless Monday makeover, study shows label readers eat healthier and Europe faces cloned food controversy.

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Small Steps: 5 Ways To Get More Calcium

by in Healthy Tips, Small Steps, August 11, 2010

ice cream

We’ve told you how to drink more water, fit in more exercise and eat more fruit—this week it’s all about calcium. If you don’t get enough of this important mineral, here are 5 ways to help.

Eat your way to stronger bones – here’s how »

Taste Test: Vanilla Ice Cream

by in Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, August 11, 2010

vanilla ice cream

Who says ice cream can’t be part of a healthy diet? We sampled five popular vanilla ice cream brands to find out which one was the best-tasting, plus our take on each variety’s fine print.

Get our taste-test results »

Make Your Own Popsicles

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, August 10, 2010
Toby's Homemade Strawberry Popsicles
Toby's Homemade Strawberry Popsicles

My kids absolutely love frozen pops. Instead of buying store brands packed with more sugar and high fructose corn syrup than fruit, I make my own using the freshest ingredients. They’re easy and fun for the whole family.

Get our step-by-step how-to, plus combinations to try »

Spotlight Recipes: Granita

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, August 9, 2010
Granita
Giada's Strawberry-Mascarpone Granita

We’re celebrating frozen confections all week long on Healthy Eats. First up: granita! Reminiscent of an Italian ice, granita has less sugar and a harder texture than sorbets. You can easily make your own and flavor it up with coffee, mint, juice and wine along with fruit. The best part? No ice cream maker needed.

Learn how to make granita, plus 7 recipes to try »