All Posts In Healthy Holidays

5 Secretly Healthy Chocolate Desserts

by in Valentine's Day, February 10, 2014

cheesecakes

True, true — honesty is the most important part of any relationship. But what’s a little white lie here and there? Or what about a dark, chocolate-smothered lie? It sounds sinful, but here’s the deal: All of these Valentine’s Day chocolate desserts are — wait for it — secretly healthy. They are also all suspiciously delicious, so who’s to know?

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Ring in the New Year with Healthier Cocktails

by in Healthy Holidays, December 31, 2013

whisky sour

With alcohol flowing throughout the holiday season, it’s important to be mindful of how much you guzzle. Here are 10 delicious cocktails for less than 250 calories a serving.

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Hangover Cures: Myths vs. Facts

by in Healthy Holidays, December 30, 2013

hangover cures
Trying to avoid a post-celebration headache come New Year’s Day? Find out if your go-to cure is helpful — or just hype.

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Hot Drinks for Cold Nights

by in Healthy Holidays, December 26, 2013

hot drinks
Whip up either of these warming beverages to close out a winter’s gathering or a chilly night. They’re perfectly portioned to prevent the seasonal tendency to go overboard.

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Last-Minute Gift: Homemade Chocolate Truffles

by in Healthy Holidays, December 23, 2013

truffles
It’s hard to beat the decadence of chocolate truffles, but they’re not always as sinful as they might seem. These homemade ones have about 50 calories, 3 grams of saturated fat and 5 grams of sugar apiece. Best of all, the chocolate treats are far easier to create than you might think, making them an ideal last-minute gift.

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25 Holiday Potluck Dishes

by in Healthy Holidays, December 19, 2013

salad
Attending a potluck dinner for the holidays? Whether you’re driving or flying, these easy, healthy dishes are worth bringing along.

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The Healthy Eats Gift Guide

by in Healthy Holidays, December 16, 2013

cheese board
Still have some holiday shopping to get done? Choose any of these simple gifts for the for the food lover in your life.

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25 Healthy Holiday Appetizers

by in Healthy Holidays, December 12, 2013

avocado feta dip
Planning your holiday shindig? Here are a whole lot of delicious party foods for under 300 calories a serving.

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How To Build A Healthy Mocktail

by in Healthy Holidays, December 6, 2013

cranberry drinks

Build a healthy mocktail using these simple guidelines, and let everyone join in on the holiday cheer.

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Mix-and-Match Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

by in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 23, 2013

 

turkey roulade

Thanksgiving isn’t exactly the time to obsess over calories. That said, if you’re watching what you eat, don’t feel like you have to sit on the culinary sidelines of everyone’s favorite food holiday. This lineup includes healthy options for all of the traditional highlights of the feast: turkey, green vegetable, orange vegetable, stuffing, potatoes — even dessert.

The Turkey

Turkey Roulade with Apple-Cider Gravy (above)

Stuff a butterflied skinless turkey breast with a whole-wheat cranberry stuffing for a Thanksgiving main that’s just under 400 calories (gravy included!).

herb-roastedIna’s Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

Make a garlicky mustard-herb paste to give turkey-breast meat delicious flavor.

 

 

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