All Posts By Toby Amidor

Nutrition Expert at FoodNetwork.com

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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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.

See all 8 breakfast-food superstars »

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.

Get the waffle taste-test results »

Small Steps: Making Time For Breakfast

by in Healthy Tips, 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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