All Posts By Toby Amidor

Nutrition Expert at FoodNetwork.com

Better Breakfasts: 8 Healthiest Breakfast Foods

by in Healthy Tips, September 15, 2010

eggs with soldiers

Mom was right when she said breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But what you choose for breakfast can make or break your day (sorry, bacon didn’t make the list). Here are our top 8 foods that help make your morning meal a healthy one.

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Taste Test: Frozen Waffles

by in Grocery Shopping, Taste Test, September 14, 2010
Waffle Taste Test
Waffle Brand Face-Off: Which Will Reign Supreme?

For a quick breakfast, many folks turn to frozen options, like waffles. We checked out 5 popular brands to see how healthy they really are.

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Small Steps: Making Time For Breakfast

by in Healthy Tips, Small Steps, September 13, 2010
English Muffin Breakfast Pizza - Photo Courtesy Food Network Magazine

Is skipping breakfast part of your daily routine? Starting your day running on empty just makes your life tougher and is more stressful for your body. You may feel tired, without knowing why. As we begin Breakfast Week here on Healthy Eats, here are a few ways to help get you in the habit of eating a morning meal every day.
Take small steps towards a better breakfast »

Reading List: Jamie Oliver Returns, The Modern Kitchen and Reasons for Unhealthy Choices

by in Food News, September 10, 2010

strawberries

In this week’s nutrition news: Lack of sleep linked to childhood obesity, food images can make you feel full and exploring the evolution of the modern kitchen.

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Green Tea: Good or Bad?

by in Healthy Tips, September 7, 2010

green tea

There are countless questions dietitians are asked about green tea: Is it good for me? How much should I drink? Does it have caffeine? Will it help me lose weight? We’ve got the scoop on this popular beverage — here’s what you need to know.

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Menu: A Labor Day Grill-Out

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, September 6, 2010
Vegetarian Grilling Menu
Grilled Portobello Burger

Fire up the grill and celebrate the end of the summer with these healthy favorites. Calling for rain? Don’t fret. You can always bring the cookout indoors.

Get our mix-and-match healthy grilling menu »

Reading List: No Sub For Real Fruit, Calories In Theaters, and Time For Your “Shelvic” Exam

by in Food News, September 3, 2010

children's vitamins

In this week’s nutrition news: Too many vitamins can harm kids, the unsanitary conditions found on egg farms and have you looked inside your pantry lately?

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Talking To The Experts: Child Nutrition Guru Melissa Halas-Liang

by in Ask the Experts, Back to School, September 3, 2010
Melissa Liang and her "Super Crew"
Melissa Halas-Liang and her "Super Crew"

In the back-to-school spirit, we’re talking to kid-focused nutrition expert and creator of the nutrition-promoting animated “Super Crew®” Melissa Halas-Liang. She gets down and dirty about childhood obesity, the Child Nutrition Bill and common misconceptions parents have about feeding their kids.

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6 “Healthy” Kids Snacks That Aren’t

by in Back to School, Healthy Tips, September 1, 2010

fruit snacks

Feeding your kids can get confusing. Between pushy food marketing and bewildering labels, it’s no wonder that most folks are misled as to which kids snacks are really healthy. Here’s the real deal on what you’ve been buying.

6 snacks to avoid, and healthy alternatives »

Healthy Travels: Day Trips

by in Healthy Tips, Kid-Friendly, August 27, 2010
Hummus
A hummus-filled pita is a filling, portable snack for a day trip.

My husband and I love taking day trips with our kids ages eight, five and three. The zoo, museum, farm, hikes, trips New York City’s Central Park — these are just some of the day adventures we take. Of course once we’ve managed to drive about 15 minutes, someone’s complaining that they’re hungry. Instead of losing my sanity, here are some of my tips to keep my little ones happy, satisfied, and most importantly, quiet.

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