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Spotlight Recipe: Ginger Pecan Oatmeal Crisps

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, December 4, 2009

These crunchy oatmeal cookies combine vitamin E-rich nuts and high-fiber oatmeal with a touch of ginger — all for only 70 calories and 4.5 grams of fat (2 grams of saturated fat).

Spotlight Recipe: Holiday Sugar Cookies

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, December 3, 2009

In my family, Hanukkah is a favorite holiday where we light the menorah for eight days. This year, I”ll be hosting friends and family for three evenings of candle lighting and desserts. These Hanukkah-shaped cookies are on the menu, but you can create any holiday theme by using your favorite cookie cutters.

Spotlight Recipe: Peanut Butter & Chocolate Biscotti

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Holidays, December 1, 2009

These peanut butter and chocolate biscotti pieces are bit time- and energy-intensive, but at a five-dozen yield, they are certainly worth the effort.

Spotlight Recipe: Orange-Chocolate Cookies

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

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 familyRead more

In My Kitchen: Thanksgiving Day Highlights

by in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 28, 2009

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!

Weekly Bits: It’s the Holiday Season

by in Healthy Holidays, Reader Tips & Comments, 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.

5 Ingredients: Leftover Turkey Quesadillas

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

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.

Leftover Turkey 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Thanksgiving, November 26, 2009

Who doesn’t love leftover turkey? There are so many creative ways to enjoy it (it was tough limiting it to 5), but making sure your food is safe to eat is equally important. Here are 5 yummy ways to enjoy your leftover turkey and safety tips for handling leftovers.

Spotlight Recipes: Turkey Day Breakfast

by in Healthy Recipes, Thanksgiving, November 25, 2009

A smart eater has a healthy breakfast on the morning of the big feast. Skipping it will just leave you overly hungry and primed to overeat (even more) come dinnertime. Here are some lightweight breakfast choices that will tide you over.

Safety Tips: Good Reminders for Thanksgiving

by in Food Safety, Thanksgiving, November 25, 2009

From cooking your turkey to storing and reheating leftovers, Thanksgiving offers many chances to make simple meal prep mistakes that can be costly. Here is how to safely handle your food to avoid food-borne illnesses.

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