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Post-Thanksgiving Eating Tips

Thanksgiving is the tastiest holiday of the year. It’s also the only day that overindulging is expected and perfectly OK. The tricky part is getting back into the groove of normal eating post-Thanksgiving celebration. Here are a few post-Thanksgiving eating tips to help you get back on track. Post-Thanksgiving Tip #1: Wake and Hydrate The first step […]

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Healthy Holiday Tips for a Lighter Season

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s time to celebrate family, friends and delicious food. For many, this means indulging in foods that may not be friendly to the waistline. Rest assured, you can still enjoy your holiday favorites and stay healthy. Having one big dinner on Thanksgiving or Christmas day is usually not going to result in extra inches […]

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Roasted Carrots and Parsnips for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s a quick, simple recipe for roasted carrots and parsnips with shallots that will add a pop of color to your Thanksgiving table. The recipes calls for leaving the peels on the rainbow carrots and parsnips, but feel free to peel them if that’s what you prefer. Roasted Rainbow Carrots and Parsnips with Shallots 1½ […]

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Vegan Stuffed-Mushroom Recipe for Thanksgiving

When it comes to vegetable dishes, vegans know what’s up. Sometimes vegetarians add flavor to veggie dishes by covering everything with cheese, but vegans don’t have that option. A lot of vegan chefs have come up with some pretty incredible healthy flavors, relying on plant-based foods like onions and fresh herbs rather than fat-heavy cheeses. Give this […]

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Roasted Squash Recipe for Thanksgiving

Have I mentioned that I love roasted squash? Oh my gosh, do I ever. I also recently discovered pumpkin curry at a restaurant near my office in San Francisco, and now Kabocha pumpkins are probably one of my favorite things to eat. This recipe is great with a single type of squash, or a couple […]

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Citrus Salad Recipe for Thanksgiving

Grapefruit Arugula Salad with Coconut Yogurt Dressing Coconut Yogurt Dressing 1 garlic clove 1 tsp sea salt 3/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt 1 palmful fresh tarragon, chopped 1 palmful sweetened flaked coconut juice and zest of one lime 2 tbsp EVOO ½ tsp freshly ground pepper Grapefruit Arugula Salad 2 large Organic Rio Star Grapefruit […]

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Countdown to Thanksgiving: Yukon Gold Mash

Plain ol’ Thanksgiving mashed potatoes? Nah. Idaho Russets with heavy cream, while a popular classic, are not exactly a healthy option for a Thanksgiving side dish. Yukon Gold potatoes have a lot more flavor than Idaho Russets, and since their texture is much creamier naturally, they don’t require a lot of heavy cream to make […]

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Green Bean Recipe for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be a little stressful, especially when you have a large crowd, and you’re cooking a lot of food. This recipe will make your life easier. It takes very little effort, and it only requires 5 ingredients–but those 5 ingredients are a powerhouse! The garlic gets nice and toasty, and it melts together with […]

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Poppin’ Cranberry Sauce Recipe

Like most Americans, you’ve probably had cranberry sauce out of a can for Thanksgiving at some point in your life. Did you know though that the popular brand of canned, jellied cranberry sauce has 21 grams of sugar per serving? The ingredients include cranberries, high fructose corn syrup, water and corn syrup. There are no […]

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