All Posts By Toby Amidor

Nutrition Expert at FoodNetwork.com

In Season: Passion Fruit

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, Valentine's Day, February 8, 2011
Passion Fruit
Ripe Passion Fruit

Some cultures believe that after eating a passion fruit, you’ll fall in love with the next person your eyes fall upon.  Even if you’re not into folklore, this lovable fruit is worth celebrating during this passionate month.

See why we’re passionate about this fruit »

Brownies, Lightened Up

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, February 7, 2011
Ellie Krieger's Healthy Brownies Recipes
Ellie Krieger's Double Chocolate Brownies

I’m a brownie kind of girl — my friends and family can vouch for me. Luckily, you can lighten up this uber-chocolatey favorite easily. What’s the secret? Read on to find out.

See how we lighten up brownies »

Avocado 5 Ways

by in Healthy Recipes, February 1, 2011
Shrimp Tacos With Avocado Salsa Verde
Shrimp Tacos With Avocado Salsa Verde

This fruit (yep, it’s a fruit!) is packed with fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and potassium, but these babies are also heavy on good-f0r-you monounsaturated fat. To make them a part of a healthy diet, consume in reasonable portions — about one-fifth an avocado contains 50 calories. Here are 5 delicious and portion-friendly ways to make them part of your day, for the big game this Sunday or anytime.

Avocado 5 delicious ways »

10 Foods for Better Memory

by in Healthy Tips, January 31, 2011

blueberries
Forgot something? Try adding these 10 foods to your diet — all have been shown to help better your memory.

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What’s Really In Your Food?

by in Food News, Food Safety, January 27, 2011

food label

Taco Bell’s beef claim isn’t the only questionable marketing out there lately. Check out some other surprisingly shameless food claims, and find out what you can do about it.

4 processed food claims, debunked »

Ask The Experts: What’s Your Top Get-Healthy Tip?

by in Ask the Experts, Healthy Tips, January 26, 2011
Breakfast Huevos Rancheros
One common piece of advice? Start your day with a good breakfast!

Sometimes we registered dietitians feel like broken records, giving clients the same get-healthy tips over and over again. But we do it for a reason — these simple changes work!  We polled nutrition experts around the country for their most-offered dos and don’ts.  This week, we’re starting with the dos.  How many do you follow?

Dietitian’s top dos »

Pop Quiz: How Healthy Are You? (Part 4: Fruits and Veggies)

by in Healthy Tips, January 25, 2011
Peppers
How much do you know about fresh produce? Take our quiz to find out.

The last part of our pop quiz series tests your knowledge of fruits and veggies. Think you’re a produce genius? The only way to find out is to answer these four questions.

Test your knowledge »

Small Steps: Label Reading

by in Healthy Tips, January 22, 2011

nutrition label

Not in the habit of label reading? Don’t know where to start? The New Year is a good time to work on it — here are some first steps.

Label-reading how-to »

Frozen Fruit 5 Ways

by in Healthy Recipes, January 17, 2011

frozen mango margarita

Now that winter is upon us, the fresh fruit of summer is a past memory. This is the perfect time to turn to frozen fruit — look for unsweetened varieties to avoid added sugars. Once you stock up, here are 5 easy ways to use this healthy convenience food.

Frozen fruit 5 delicious ways »

Pantry Makeover: What to Stock, What to Skip

by in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, January 13, 2011

canned beans

We’ve given you tips for the refrigerator — now it’s time to clean out that pantry! Besides tossing those expired products and wiping down those shelves, here are 5 items to stock up on and 5 things to toss.

What to stock and what to skip »