Tag: holidays

Healthy Eats Gift Guide: What to Make & Share

by in Healthy Holidays, December 8, 2009

Gifts
Whether it’s for Hanukkah, Christmas or just because, ’tis the season for giving gifts. If you’re interested in giving away food-related gifts, skip those high-calorie candies or basket of sweets, and check out our ideas instead.

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Weekly Bits: It’s the Holiday Season

by in Healthy Holidays, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving is over, but the holidays continue for several more weeks! On this week’s menu of reader comments: turkey stuffing, potato swaps and mindful eating tips for your next celebration.

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How To NOT Overdo It at Thanksgiving

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, Thanksgiving, November 24, 2009

Tips for Not Overdoing It
From October to December, it seems like we go into eating overdrive. The secret to a guilt-free Thanksgiving meal is finding balance without feeling deprived. Use these tips to help you throughout the holidays, no matter where you’re celebrating.

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Thanksgiving Dinner: It Has How Many Calories?!

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, Thanksgiving, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Dishes
Most folks have no idea how many calories they’re downing when they fill their holiday plates. Now, we’d never suggest you go without, but you can still eat wisely while you eat well. Use that chart above to keep your choices in perspective. Enjoy a little bit of everything, and you can shave hundreds of excess calories off your meal!

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Light & Fresh Mardi Gras Menu

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, February 24, 2009

Today may be called “Fat Tuesday,” but you don’t have to take that literally. Don’t worry about your waistline with this spiced-up, Mardi Gras-inspired menu.

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5 Foods for Romance

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Tips, February 11, 2009

Mmm, the mighty aphrodisiac… Some mythical foods symbolize love and fertility and have been around for centuries. Whether you believe in their powers or not, here are some that might (ahem) perk up your Valentine’s Day dinner.

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A Lighter Valentine's Day Menu

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, February 10, 2009


This Valentine’s Day, serve everything from the perfect cocktail to a decadent dessert without a speck of guilt. Light some candles, grab your sweetheart and dig into this Italian-inspired, healthy dinner.

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Leftovers Reinvented: 10 Healthy Tips

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, December 25, 2008

Don’t think you’ll ever be hungry for one more Christmas cookie? Think again!

Instead of tossing those holiday leftovers to avoid more over-indulging, use them to your advantage. Here are some practical tips and recipes to help you reduce food waste and space out the calories.

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Make Your Own Lighter Latkes

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, December 22, 2008

Hanukkah is my favorite Jewish holiday — all the lights, songs, presents, parties and, of course, fried foods. Every night we light candles, sing together and then snack on the Hanukkah classic, fried latkes (potato pancakes). Eating lots of fried foods can surely lead to holiday weight gain, but there are ways to indulge in these favorites without increasing your waistline.

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