6 Tips For A Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving!

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is Thursday!? Personally, I always find that November flies and the holidays come upon us so quickly!  In some ways, I wish it would slow down, but I also love the holidays and feel like there is a sense of comfort because it’s a great time to spend with my…

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7 Delicious Ideas for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving has come and gone, but you are probably still full from the endless supply of food that was dished out during dinner. Hopefully you have the day off and can relish this feeling, and catch up on some much-needed rest! You may also be thinking to yourself, “What do I do with all these…

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Four Tips for a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the best times to be with friends and family. Meals bring us together, especially around the holidays. For some however, the holidays can bring on stress, as there are higher chances of overindulging, which can lead to guilt. This does not have to be the case!   Here are my 4…

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Gobble Up Some Turkey, it’s National Turkey Lover’s Month!

If you only think “Thanksgiving” when you hear “turkey”, think again! Did you know that June is National Turkey Lover’s Month?   National Turkey Lover’s Month was introduced by the National Turkey Federation. It takes place in June of each year, and is a way for consumers to learn the various ways in which turkey…

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10 New and Nutritious Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers

I love Thanksgiving. Don’t you? Hopefully your Thanksgiving was filled with family, friends and delicious food!   Now that the turkey’s finished and the guests are gone, what do you do with the leftover potatoes, cranberry sauce, and stuffing? There are so many creative ways to reuse your leftovers to make new and tasty dishes that…

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Pumpkin-Walnut Bread

Pumpkin bread goes wonderfully with Thanksgiving dinner. You can use this in place of corn bread at dinner or have it as your dessert. Check out My Supermarket Sidekick for tips on dairy products, such as choosing between milk and milk alternatives on pages 37-38. Also check out pages 43-44 for tips on shopping for eggs and the real difference between white and brown eggs.

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Whole Grain Stuffing with Apples

Stuffing is a tradition at many Thanksgiving dinners because it is the perfect side dish. This recipe is easy and can be prepared the night before to keep your Thanksgiving stress-free. Check out My Supermarket Sidekick pages 47-49 for tips on how to navigate the label of whole grain breads to pick the best option!

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Have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is hands down one of my favorite holidays.  I love having the whole family in one place and a table full of good food.  It is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season!   However, I do know that with the joy of Thanksgiving comes the stress.  Usually the stress comes from…

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Have a Happy Healthful Thanksgiving

    The year is just flying by; Thanksgiving is already upon us! Thanksgiving has to be my favorite holiday. I love that the whole family is one place, tables are full of great food, and it’s just getting cold enough to light a fire. What a way to kick off the holiday season.  …

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Mindfully Cooking and Eating on Thanksgiving

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. It is one of my favorite holidays to cook for. All my children will be home, including my married son with his wife and my adorable grandson, Evan. I am so excited to spend quality stress-free time with them all.   What’s on the menu? I sat down with my recipes and…

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The Power of Cranberries

National Eat a Cranberry Day is coming up on November 23rd. What better time to celebrate cranberries than a few days before Thanksgiving? Cranberries are a trademark for the Thanksgiving holiday feast and many other holiday celebrations.  Today, I encourage you to eat a cranberry (or a couple) and create amazing recipes that focus on…

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Holiday Parties? No Problem!

Whoa, can you believe it? Thanksgiving is in one week. Where has the time gone!   Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love cooking for the Thanksgiving feast and spending time with my family.  I especially love when my daughters stand side by side next to me and help me cook. One year,…

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The Many Benefits of Sweet Potato

November is National Sweet Potato Awareness Month, a month dedicated to educate you on the many health benefits this delicious root vegetable has to offer!  Sweet potatoes are a popular menu item this time of year and with the holiday season upon us, what better time to tell you all there is to know about…

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Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is a staple dessert that we all love to enjoy around the holidays. Pumpkins are a type of squash whose nutrients are often masked by tons of heavy cream and sugar. This pumpkin pie recipe allows you to satisfy that fall time craving guilt-free!

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Survey Findings – Overwhelm and Overeating Biggest Holiday Challenges

I recently sent a survey to my followers inquiring what are their biggest health challenges over the upcoming holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Years.  I was blown away by the number of responses I got and  I promised that I would share the results, so here goes.   46% of people said they get…

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Tired From Your Turkey?

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks and reflect upon all that you are grateful for.  It’s a time to celebrate with family and friends and look forward to the signature part of the holiday: a turkey feast. When all is said and done and you have eaten your meal, you may feel compelled to…

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Hooray for a Healthy Turkey Day!

Post-Thanksgiving dinner usually conjures up images of people loosening their belts, falling into a tryptophan-induced sleep, and saying things like, “I won’t need to eat or days, I’m so full!”  The thing is, nobody usually enjoys how they feel after that large and rich of a meal.  Thanksgiving should be a day to enjoy the…

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Last Minute Ingredient Substitutions for a Healthy Thanksgiving!

Are you among those people who leave Thanksgiving cooking for the last minute?  Well, fear not.  There’s still time to make your favorite traditional dishes healthy!  Thanksgiving is the number one holiday where people tend to overeat.  By following the healthy substitution tips below, you can significantly cut down on calories, fat, sugar, sodium, and…

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Navigating Your Thanksgiving Dinner

When people think of Thanksgiving they typically think of a massive dinner containing all sorts of rich and delicious foods.  What they don’t think about, are all the calories they are consuming.  The average Thanksgiving dinner contains over 2,000 calories!  That’s a full days worth of calories being squeezed into one meal! Let’s be honest,…

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Fall 2009: To Your Health

In this Issue: Reap the Many Benefits of Yoga Can Omega 3 Fatty Acids Protect Against Advanced Prostate Cancer? How Does Nutrition Affect Dental Hygiene? Weight Control in Young Adulthood May Reduce Risk for Pancreatic Cancer Practice Safe Food Handling to Ensure a Happy Thanksgiving Feature Food of the Month: Pumpkin Healthy Recipe of the…

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