Tag: holiday

9 Healthy Stocking Stuffers

by in Dining Out, December 15, 2015

Instead of filling up stockings with junk and trinkets, aim for gifts that are fun, delicious, and have a health and fitness focus. Read more

5-Ingredient Roasted Citrus-Brined Turkey Breast

by in Healthy Recipes, December 14, 2015

5-Ingredient Roasted Citrus-Brined Turkey Breasts

If the thought of cooking a whole turkey for Christmas dinner scares you, consider roasting just a turkey breast. With its smaller size, cooking takes half the time, and it requires less room in your fridge and oven — a dream come true! You don’t have to worry about sumo wrestling it into submission or trussing, either. Carving it is a cinch. Marinating the turkey in fresh orange juice produces a juicy interior and crackly brown exterior with a delicately orange-infused, slightly sweet taste. The acidity of the citrus perks up the taste, while reducing the need for added salt. Cooking turkey with the bone in results in a juicier, more flavorful roast.

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Kitchen Gifts That Are Worth the Splurge

by in Healthy Tips, December 13, 2015

Equipping your kitchen is much like assembling your wardrobe. You can get a lot of bang for your buck by buying high-quality, versatile staples that will last you for years to come. Whether you’re gifting yourself upgraded kitchenware or looking for the perfect splurge-y gift for a loved one, these items show their value in their versatility, quality and long-lastingness.

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6 Holiday Indulgences Nutritionists Can’t Live Without

by in Healthy Tips, December 12, 2015

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They may know a lot more about healthy eating than the rest of us, but it turns out that even those who talk nutrition for a living are still human when it comes to holiday treats. We polled six nutritionists to find out what they’re craving this holiday season — and how they plan to work those indulgences into their otherwise healthy diets.

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Farro Stuffing with Butternut Squash and Almonds

by in Healthy Recipes, December 10, 2015

We all know that stuffing is a must-have at a holiday dinner, but it’s also a perfect side dish to complement a variety of other dishes for regular weeknight meals. This vegan stuffing stars farro, butternut squash and toasted almonds for an unexpected twist on a fall classic. Farro, a hearty grain native to Italy and the Middle East, is high in fiber and a good source of iron and protein. Similar to brown rice and wheat berries in texture, farro has an earthy flavor and a nourishing chew; it’s a bold choice for a nontraditional stuffing. Read more

6 Holiday Party Survival Guide Tips You Need to Know

by in Healthy Tips, December 9, 2015

The holidays are here, which means party after party and lots of delicious food and flowing cocktails. But don’t fret! You can still fit into that little black dress and enjoy the yummy spread too.

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Holiday Nuts the Healthy Way

by in Healthy Recipes, December 8, 2015

Nuts are a holiday favorite, and there are a lot of ways to get your hands on them. You can buy premade nut mixes, roast them, or make your own spiced nuts.

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8 Healthy Holiday Hacks

by in Healthy Tips, December 7, 2015

We’re all for celebrating the holidays with decadent food. But if we can cram in more nutrition (and lower the calorie load) without affecting flavor, that’s even better. Here are some of our favorite tips, along with advice from our favorite nutrition experts.

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Sweet Potato Latkes, 2 Ways

by in Healthy Recipes, December 6, 2015

For a festive addition to any holiday table, try these crispy sweet potato latkes teamed with apple-raisin chutney and jalapeno lime sour cream. Lightly fried (or baked) in heart-healthy olive oil, traditional latkes get a superfood upgrade when you use vitamin A-rich sweet potatoes. Read more

The Best and Worst Holiday Cocktails

by in Healthy Recipes, December 3, 2015

During the holidays, lots of liquid calories are guzzled in the form of delicious holiday cocktails. Before you let too many of these calories hit your waistline, check out which cocktails you’re better off avoiding and a few you can sip (almost) guilt-free.

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