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Cranberry Relish Without All the Calories

What ingredient on your holiday menu grows in sandy bogs and marshes, was once used as a medicine to draw the poison out of arrow wounds and helped sailors prevent scurvy on long sea voyages? If you’re serving cranberry sauce with your Thanksgiving turkey look no further for the answer. Whether you prefer jellied or Continue Reading

Simmer Some Holiday Spices in Masala Chai (Recipe)

The biggest competition on Thanksgiving Day doesn’t happen on a football field for me. Instead it’s a battle between the spices taking over my kitchen. The heady bouquet of sage and thyme takes an early lead in the day, but the intoxicating aroma of cinnamon and nutmeg always wins when it’s over. Now I’ve discovered Continue Reading

Dieting During the Holidays- Eat Breakfast

While you might think it makes sense to save up calories for the big meal, experts say eating a small meal in the morning can give you more control over your appetite. Start your day with a small but satisfying breakfast — such as an egg with a slice of whole-wheat toast, or a bowl Continue Reading

Dieting During the Holidays- Lighten Up

Whether you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner or bringing a few dishes to share, make your recipes healthier with less fat, sugar, and calories. Use fat-free chicken broth to baste the turkey and make gravy. Use sugar substitutes in place of sugar and/or fruit purees instead of oil in baked goods. Reduce oil and butter wherever Continue Reading

Dieting During the Holidays- Make a Game Plan

Think about what you’re going to eat before the big day arrives and plan for healthy options and splurges. If you can’t resist a huge slice of pumpkin pie, what will you cut back on to compensate for it? What will your plate look like? What will leave you feeling satisfied? If you’re not preparing Continue Reading