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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.

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5 Ingredients: Leftover Turkey Quesadillas

by in 5-Ingredient Recipes, Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, 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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Spotlight Recipes: Turkey Day Breakfast

by in Healthy Recipes, Thanksgiving, November 25, 2009

Potato and Zucchini Frittata
Don’t fall for that old myth about saving calories for the big meal. 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 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

No one wants to think about food poisoning — stomach cramps, nausea and more — the day before a big holiday feast, but if you’re the cook, you need to be mindful. From cooking your turkey to storing and reheating leftovers, Thanksgiving offers many chances to make simple meal prep mistakes that can be costly.

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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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