Which Super Food is the Most Super of Them All?

by in Ask the Experts, Healthy Tips, November 25, 2013

avocado
We’ve all heard the term “super food” being tossed around. But which super food tops the list? Nutrition experts around the country were asked to choose one food they consider better than the rest. Here’s what they said.

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Healthy Ways To Cook with Bacon (No, Really)

by in Healthy Recipes, November 24, 2013

bacon
I admit it: I’m a dietitian who loves bacon. But instead of gorging on greasy slabs, I’ve found ways to add the delightfully salty and smoky flavor to my favorite dishes a little at a time.

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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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10 Thanksgiving Dishes for Special Diets

by in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 22, 2013

scalloped potatoes

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.

Gluten-Free
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

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20 Lighter Thanksgiving Desserts

by in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 21, 2013

pumpkin mousse pie
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.

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This Week’s Nutrition News Feed

by in Food News, November 20, 2013

apple on newspaper
In this week’s news: The next green juice, texting for weight loss and restless nights for coffee lovers.

Move Over, Kale Juice
The newest juice trend is all about Brussels sprouts. Yes, the love-or-loathe-it vegetable has found its way into juicers. Liquid veggie enthusiasts in the U.K. claim that the cruciferous veggie will follow super-star leafy greens like kale and spinach into green drinks everywhere.

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Win This Mini Chopper!

by in Giveaway, November 20, 2013

mini chopper

Simplify dinnertime prep work with the KRUPS Mini Chopper. Whether you’re chopping vegetables or herbs (or making a homemade whipped cream), the job can be taken care of with the touch of a button. The mini chopper has a 13-ounce bowl and a heavy nonslip base.

You can buy your own KRUPS Mini Chopper or enter in the comments for a chance to win one. Just let us know, in the comments, your go-to weeknight meal in a hurry. The contest starts at 10:00 a.m. EST today, and ends on Friday, November 22 at 5 p.m. EST.

We’re giving away one KRUPS Mini Chopper to one randomly-selected commenter. You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate with you if you’re a winner.

You may only comment once to be considered and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 to win. For the first day of the giveaway, all entries (answers) must be entered between 10:00 a.m. EST on November 20 and 5 p.m. EST on November 22, 2013. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: $50. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a Food Network, 9721 Sherrill Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37932.

So tell us, what’s your go-to weeknight meal in a hurry?

Can’t Get Enough Butternut Squash?

by in Uncategorized, November 19, 2013

lemon-maple squash

Butternut squash is one of the most popular of the winter squash varieties. Sure, it can be tricky to peel (try these tips, or go for pre-prepped options), but the yield is high and the uses are many.

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Healthy Hanukkah-Thanksgiving Recipes

by in Healthy Holidays, November 18, 2013

potato cake
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.

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Food Fight!: Turkey White Meat vs. Dark Meat

by in Healthy Holidays, November 17, 2013

carved turkey

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!

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