by Michelle Dudash in Healthy Recipes, October 31, 2015
by Serena Ball in Healthy Recipes, October 24, 2015
’Tis the season for turkey and cranberries. So why not package them into one tasty bundle? When cooking ground turkey in meatballs or patties, the trick to a moist, flavorful result is using the lean variety, rather than extra lean, which contributes that needed additional bit of fat. While flaxseed functions as the binding agent, feel free to substitute an egg. And if you’re looking to upgrade from the cranberries, try lingonberry preserves — the sophisticated sister — available in well-stocked grocery stores. Read more
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 27, 2014
Take courage: You can make pillowy-soft dinner rolls from scratch. Yeast rolls generally take a good deal of time and practice to perfect, but by using the no-knead technique of prepping dough the night before, several steps are skipped. With these easy — yet precise — instructions, you’ll have a basket of wholesome, comforting pumpkin rolls to warm any holiday table. Read more
by Silvana Nardone in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 11, 2014
There always seems to be a random selection of leftovers the day after the big feast. Use your Thanksgiving leftovers to create scrumptious new dishes that will wow family and friends.
by Robin Miller in Uncategorized, November 28, 2013
This Thanksgiving, gather your friends and family and serve them, well, sorghum! It won’t send your guests running for the hills — we promise. The recipes we’ve created below are as tasty as they are good for you. But instead of white bread and butter, we’ve added a slew of hearty whole grains to your Thanksgiving. Sorghum (pictured above) powers up a salad amped up by sprouted lentils and spinach while millet stars in a corn-chive casserole. No need to scrap the stuffing. Just lighten up by loading up on veggies and using heart-healthy fats like olive oil. Even the typical waist-busting green bean casserole can be good for you — the secret’s in the gravy.
by Healthy Eats in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 23, 2013
Ever wonder how many calories get racked up at the Thanksgiving table? On average, Americans consume 4,500 calories the day of the feast, and that’s not including breakfast, appetizers or a midnight turkey sandwich. But a little nutritional knowledge is power.
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.
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!