All Posts In Healthy Holidays

How To NOT Overdo It at Thanksgiving

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, Thanksgiving, 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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Put These On Your Plate: 10 Holiday Must-Haves

by in Healthy Tips, Thanksgiving, November 24, 2009

Herbed Butter Parsnips
There’s no lack of choices at Thanksgiving, but certain seasonal foods should take top priority. If you’re going to indulge, why not fill up on the flavor-filled, good-for-you stuff? Here’s our top 10 picks for your plate.

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Thanksgiving Dinner: It Has How Many Calories?!

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, Thanksgiving, 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, Thanksgiving, 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.

In My Kitchen: The Thanksgiving Turkey

by in Thanksgiving, November 20, 2009

I used to panic about my how to prepare my turkey. After a few years of trying fancy stuffings, toppings and glazes, I finally figured out that simple is best. Here’s how I prepare our Thanksgiving centerpiece year after year — plus, my simple baste recipe.

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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.

Turkey Talk: To Stuff or Not To Stuff?

by in Food Safety, Thanksgiving, November 18, 2009

stuffed turkey
Years ago it was unheard of NOT to stuff your turkey. These days, things have changed because of growing awareness for food-borne illnesses and their risks. The good news is that there’s a way to safely stuff your turkey.

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Make Your Own Gravy

by in Healthy Recipes, Thanksgiving, November 17, 2009

Gravy
Next time you’re grocery shopping, check out the label on a jar of gravy. You apparently need a lot of junk (preservatives, thickeners and trans fats) to keep it shelf save. The pre-made stuff might be convenient, but it’s sure not the real thing. Making your own gravy is healthier, tastier and easier than you might think.

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Green Bean Casserole, Lightened Up

by in Healthy Holidays, Meal Makeovers, Thanksgiving, 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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