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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Weekly Bits: It’s the Holiday Season by Karen Ostergren in Healthy Holidays, Reader Tips & Comments, November 28, 2009
Safety Tips: Good Reminders for Thanksgiving by Toby Amidor in Food Safety, Thanksgiving, November 25, 2009
No one wants to think about food poisoning — stomach cramps, nausea and more — the day before a big holiday feast, but if you’re the cook, you need to be mindful. From cooking your turkey to storing and reheating leftovers, Thanksgiving offers many chances to make simple meal prep mistakes that can be costly.
Put These On Your Plate: 10 Holiday Must-Haves by Toby Amidor in Healthy Tips, Thanksgiving, November 24, 2009
There’s no lack of choices at Thanksgiving, but certain seasonal foods should take top priority. If you’re going to indulge, why not fill up on the flavor-filled, good-for-you stuff? Here’s our top 10 picks for your plate.
Turkey Talk: To Stuff or Not To Stuff? by Toby Amidor in Food Safety, Thanksgiving, November 18, 2009
Years ago it was unheard of NOT to stuff your turkey. These days, things have changed because of growing awareness for food-borne illnesses and their risks. The good news is that there’s a way to safely stuff your turkey.
Thanksgiving Menu: Feeding a Crowd by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, Thanksgiving, November 16, 2009
Expecting the whole neighborhood for your big holiday feast? Consider going potluck-style, which takes the pressure off the host, allows different chefs to spotlight favorite dishes and is more budget-friendly for everyone. Here are some easy-to-make suggestions — plus, there’s an especially simple turkey for the host.
Turkey Talk: Is Free Range Or Organic Worth It? by Dana Angelo White in Thanksgiving, November 11, 2009
My mom still tells the story about the year she ordered a free-range turkey. She almost choked when she went to pay for it because it was more than six times what a regular turkey cost! Now that I have Thanksgiving at my house, I’m faced with the same dilemma — is it worth it to get these extra pricey birds?
Turkey Talk: Picking the Right Bird by Toby Amidor in Grocery Shopping, Thanksgiving, November 4, 2009
Choosing the right turkey for your Thanksgiving dinner can be confusing. Here are a few tips and must-have tools to make planning that much easier.
Thanksgiving Menu: A More Traditional Spread by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, Thanksgiving, November 2, 2009
November is here and that means it’s time to think turkey. If Thanksgiving means serving up classic dishes, a traditional menu is probably what you’re after. Most folks aren’t counting calories on Turkey Day, but if you’re the chef, you can still serve guests the same seasonal flavors in lighter, more gourmet package. Your family might swear that green bean casserole is a must, but throw in some variety. This spread would feed a family of six to eight (with leftovers!).
Spotlight Recipes: Make It a No-Cook Week by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, No-Cook Choices, August 3, 2009
Who needs to be slaving over a hot stove in this summer heat? Try some of these no-cook soups, main dishes and desserts that are a healthy — and cheaper — alternative to dialing up some takeout. They’re packed with fresh fruits and veggies, which means more vitamins and minerals on your plate.
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