by Healthy Eats in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 23, 2013
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 22, 2013
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.
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!).
Ina’s Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast
Make a garlicky mustard-herb paste to give turkey-breast meat delicious flavor.
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 21, 2013
If you have guests with special dietary needs coming over this holiday (the vegan nephew, the aunt with the nut allergy, the gluten-free neighbors, the sibling on the paleo diet), there’s no need to fret.
Quinoa is a high-protein, gluten-free grain that’s easy to cook and reheat, making it even more holiday-friendly.
Recipe: Quinoa Pilaf with Crimini Mushrooms
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Holidays, November 18, 2013
What’s Thanksgiving without a sweet treat (or a few)? Take your pick of these mouthwatering desserts, each of which has fewer than 300 calories per serving.
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Holidays, November 17, 2013
Next week we’ll be celebrating Thanksgivukkah, or Thanksgiving + Hanukkah. It’s when the first full day of Hanukkah falls on Turkey Day. The last time this happened was in 1888, and it won’t happen again for many moons (79,000 years to be exact). Make your Thanksgivukkah table extra special with an array of healthy, Hanukkah fare combined with traditional Thanksgiving ingredients.
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 15, 2013
It’s the perpetual Thanksgiving debate: turkey legs or breast meat? We all have our taste preferences, but which one is healthier? Find out in this Thanksgiving food fight!
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Holidays, October 29, 2013
You don’t need a turkey at the center of the table to make Thanksgiving a special day! Here are delicious dishes that can take the spotlight at your feast, whether you’re a vegetarian or just hosting a few.
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Holidays, October 22, 2013
Doorbells across America are about to start ringing! But for the health-conscious among us, there’s no need to be scared off by all sweets. Before digging into bags of sugary loot, check out this lineup of candies.
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Holidays, September 3, 2013
There’s no escaping sugar when it comes to a lollipop–but you can steer clear of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. Just in time for Halloween, here’s how to make your own delicious suckers with natural flavorings.
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Holidays, July 2, 2013
Celebrate the Jewish New Year with these delicious recipes. Each recipe is not only healthy, but is also suitable for a kosher-style meat-based meal. And don’t forget to pick up local apples and honey from your farmers market for a sweet start to the New Year.
During the holiday weekend, I’m always invited to a potluck barbecue. But no matter which part of the meal I’m assigned to bring, the end result is always a no-fail dish and a string of ooohs and ahhhs by other guests. Here are some helpful tips and healthy recipes.
Tips for Easy Toting
Complicated or soggy dishes like soups, sauces, or soufflés can get VERY messy when traveling. But if that’s your assigned food, wrap the container several times in plastic wrap just in case it leaks. I also like to have the passenger hold the dish during a car ride to be on the safe side.
When traveling with a green salad, add the dressing right before serving in order to avoid soggy leaves.
If you do choose a hot dish, check ahead with the host if they have extra oven space or if you can grill your goodies right before serving. That can save you time at home plus the food will taste better freshly cooked.