by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, November 24, 2013
by Healthy Eats in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 23, 2013
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.
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 Dana Angelo White in Food News, November 20, 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 Victoria Phillips in Giveaway, November 20, 2013
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.
by Katie Cavuto-Boyle in Uncategorized, November 19, 2013
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.
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So tell us, what’s your go-to weeknight meal in a hurry?
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Holidays, November 18, 2013
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.
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 Robin Miller in Robin's Healthy Take, November 16, 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!
In most homes, OJ sees the light of day just once every 24 hours. That’s a shame, because 100% orange juice dishes out worthwhile vitamins and minerals (and also contains zero saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium or added sugar). Some nutritional highlights: Orange juice is crammed with vitamin C, an important antioxidant that helps support a healthy immune system, along with potassium, which plays an important role in muscle function and may help reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke. The juice also delivers folate, essential for healthy red blood cells, and vitamin B6, which helps the body process energy from food.
Here are 10 fun ways to wake up your juice routine, and not just at sunrise.