The 7 healthiest foods on your thanksgiving menu

Thursday, November 15th, 2012
The 7 healthiest foods on your thanksgiving menu Blog Post

Thanksgiving is quickly becoming my favorite holiday. And why not? It’s a great time to hang out with family, watch football and, of course, eat an amazing meal.

Most people think of Thanksgiving dinner as being a bit of a calorie bomb. And, really, it is: in a recent issue of EatingWell we estimated that the Turkey Day meal clocks at least 2,800 calories.

The biggest calorie bomb at Thanksgiving dinner & 10 fun Thanksgiving food facts

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
The biggest calorie bomb at Thanksgiving dinner & 10 fun Thanksgiving food facts Blog Post

There’s a lot that’s changed about Thanksgiving in the years since the Pilgrims gathered for their first meal of thanks. For instance, they weren’t were watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade while they basted their bird (that started in 1924) or rummaging through sale racks for a bargain sweater the day after on Black Friday. Here are a few fun Thanksgiving food facts to mull over while you enjoy your meal.

Healthy meals to use up Thanksgiving leftovers

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
Healthy meals to use up Thanksgiving leftovers Blog Post

We have an open-door policy when it comes to Thanksgiving: we welcome in anyone who turns up. Especially this year, when the wild fall weather has made travel planning difficult and unpredictable, chances are a lot more people will be staying closer to home. Their last-minute plans mean I’ll want to cook a big turkey, to make sure we have enough. Chances are good that I’ll go overboard (Thanksgiving math always trips me up—is it 20 ounces per person or 20 minutes per pound?) and that means leftovers.

5 instant no-cook appetizers

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
5 instant no-cook appetizers Blog Post

An invitation to dinner is just about all the appetizer I need—I’m so happy to have someone feed me that I’m not fussy about what’s on the menu. But if, when I arrive, there are little nibbles to start things off, it’s a delightful bonus. Appetizers really take gatherings up a notch, showing an attention to detail I appreciate.