All Posts By Toby Amidor

Nutrition Expert at FoodNetwork.com

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 »

150-Calorie Snacks

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, January 12, 2011
Granola Bars
The right between-meal snacks can help keep hunger at bay.

Snacks are an important part of a well-balanced diet and should contain healthy nutrients like calcium, protein, whole grains, vitamins or minerals. Aim for one to two snacks per day that are around 150 calories each. Skip those expensive, nutrient-light snack packs and try these 10 filling 150 calorie snacks instead.

See all 10 snack ideas »

Pop Quiz: How Healthy Are You? (Part 2: Fluids)

by in Healthy Tips, January 11, 2011

Bottled Water

Last week you took the whole grain challenge; this week find out how much you know about fluids. Take the four-question quiz and score yourself (answers on the bottom).  Good luck!

Test your knowledge now »

Top 5 Quick Breakfast Ideas

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, January 10, 2011

cereal

Think you don’t have time for breakfast? Think again. These healthy, well-balanced quick bites are ready in 10 minutes or less.

5 ways to a super-fast morning meal »

Food Labeling: Beware the “Health” Halo

by in Grocery Shopping, January 7, 2011

Food Labels

Many folks read food labels to gain better insight on the foods they choose. However, with so many claims plastered on labels, things can get really confusing. Even worse, food companies use these claims to push certain products and make you think they’re healthier than they really are. We’ve rounded up the top 10 food label boobie traps.

10 food label tricks »

10 Non-Resolution Resolutions

by in Healthy Tips, January 3, 2011

chopping vegetables

Forget your typical resolutions….to lose 50 pounds this year, to fit into a size 4 or to hit the gym 5 days a week. This year make a resolution that’s attainable, without a number attached! Here are some non-resolution resolutions for 2011.

10 reasonable resolutions »

Top Picks: Healthy Apps and Web Sites

by in Food News, Healthy Tips, January 3, 2011

food on computer

With so many nutrition Web sites and apps popping up, who has time to check them all out? We took a look at the most talked about to help your choose the best one to help you reach your healthy and fitness goals. Here’s what we found.

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Cook Once, Please Everyone: Pizza

by in Kid-Friendly, Meal Makeovers, December 29, 2010
My Family's Favorite Pizza Varieties

We all love pizza night — adults included. Take a break from the hectic holiday season and make multiple pies with custom toppings the whole family will love. You’ll save money, calories and get an extra dose of fun! Here’s how I do it.

Tips for a family-friendly, healthy pizza night »

10 Healthy Trends for 2011

by in Food News, December 27, 2010
Farmers' Market
Farmers' markets and local foods will stay hot for 2011.

The year 2010 brought the rise of gluten-free foods and a strong fight against childhood obesity. What will 2011 bring? Here are some top trends to be on the lookout for.

See our predictions for 2011 »

Scalloped Potatoes, Lightened Up

by in Healthy Recipes, December 21, 2010
Scalloped Potatoes Lightened Up
Provencal Potato Gratin

Most classic versions of this all-time favorite potato dish aren’t very figure-friendly, especially with boatloads of heavy cream and mounds of cheese.  There are a few tricks to lighten things up—here’s how.

Scalloped potatoes, lighter »