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Spotlight Recipe: Orange-Chocolate Cookies

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, November 29, 2009

 chocolate-orange cookies
Now that Thanksgiving is over, let the holiday baking season begin! This week, we’re offering up a cookie a day to give you ideas for holiday parties, cookie swaps or simple, healthier choices to satisfy your sweet tooth.

My mother-in-law discovered this recipe last year in a magazine, and these cookies became an instant family favorite. The combination of orange and chocolate makes for a light but decadent cookie. At 90 calories each, you can have one (or two) and not feel guilty about dessert.

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In My Kitchen: Thanksgiving Day Highlights

by in Healthy Holidays, November 28, 2009

desserts
A holiday meal for 12 people, two newborn babies and two dogs in a very small house — it may sound impossible but I’m happy to report that my family’s Thanksgiving meal was a huge success!

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Weekly Bits: It’s the Holiday Season

by in Healthy Holidays, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving is over, but the holidays continue for several more weeks! On this week’s menu of reader comments: turkey stuffing, potato swaps and mindful eating tips for your next celebration.

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5 Ingredients: Leftover Turkey Quesadillas

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, Healthy Holidays, November 27, 2009

turkey quesadilla
Now that the feast is over (believe it or not) it’s time to eat again! Here’s a simple, five-ingredient recipe that gives new life to your leftovers. We make lots of these in my house for snacks and light lunches over the holiday weekend.

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How To NOT Overdo It at Thanksgiving

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, November 24, 2009

Tips for Not Overdoing It
From October to December, it seems like we go into eating overdrive. The secret to a guilt-free Thanksgiving meal is finding balance without feeling deprived. Use these tips to help you throughout the holidays, no matter where you’re celebrating.

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Thanksgiving Dinner: It Has How Many Calories?!

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Dishes
Most folks have no idea how many calories they’re downing when they fill their holiday plates. Now, we’d never suggest you go without, but you can still eat wisely while you eat well. Use that chart above to keep your choices in perspective. Enjoy a little bit of everything, and you can shave hundreds of excess calories off your meal!

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Spotlight Recipes: Cornbread & Dinner Rolls

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, November 23, 2009

Sour Cream & Lemon Corn Muffins
Every year I have this internal debate: Do I make cornbread or rolls for Thanksgiving dinner? This year, I’m going with cornbread, but either of these recipes will make a scrumptious addition to your holiday table. Stick to smaller portions (mini-muffins, anyone?) to save room for the rest of the meal and keep calories in check.

Spotlight Recipes: Yummy Appetizers for Under 250 Calories

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, November 19, 2009

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Most people don’t worry about calories around the holidays, but that’s no reason to blow an entire day’s worth before dinner even starts! Our top apps are easy to prepare and have less than 250 calories per serving. Add these to your holiday menu.

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Spotlight Recipes: 5 Easy Holiday Sweets

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, November 18, 2009

Ginger Cookies
What’s a holiday gathering without sweets? With party season just around the corner, we’ve dipped into our Healthy Eats recipe collection and brought out some desserts that showcase the flavors of fall. Serve these at your next shindig or tote them along to a party.

Green Bean Casserole, Lightened Up

by in Healthy Holidays, Meal Makeovers, November 16, 2009

Spicy Parmesan Green Beans
With the fried onion topping and heavy cream and cheese mixed in, a typical green bean casserole serves up 550 calories in just one side dish. You can still enjoy the classic flavors while slimming down some of the fatty ingredients. Here’s how.

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