During the busy holiday season, taking the time to wrangle the entire family to the dinner table doesn’t always seem like a top priority. We think it’s important to make time for family meals. During December, we’ll be sharing ideas every Wednesday to help you meet your commitment to eating in and eating together. Health.com explains why eating together as a family matters.
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Can’t get enough of cranberries? Stash an extra bag in the freezer to enjoy this simple smoothie made of cranberries and bananas to bring back the taste of fall all throughout the year.
If you froze tree fruits and berries at the peak of their freshness, now is the perfect moment to pair them with fresh apples for a smoothie that will rock your fall. Quick and easy, packed with nutrients–this is exactly what you need to keep you going in the middle of the pre-Thanksgiving rush to get things done.
Root vegetables and nuts are the abundant this time of year, and you might not think it, but they make great partners for a robust and filling smoothie as well. Pared with a hint of tropical fruit and a touch of ginger, this recipe will mix things up in your light meal routine.
November is Pomegranate Month! If you’ve never tried pomegranate before, the fruit can look a bit intimidating. Don’t let the newness scare you off, though. Beyond being rich in antioxidants, pomegranates are a wonderful source of vitamin K, which is beneficial for healthy clotting, preventing calcification of your arteries and improving bone loss. They’re also a strong source of vitamin C, folate, potassium and dietary fiber, offering a multitude of other important nutrients into the bargain.
As the cold weather falls upon us and the daylight hours are short, cold smoothies are probably the last thing that comes to mind as a comforting food. Don’t overlook them as a source of nutrition–when you’re on the go for the holidays, sometimes what you need is a satisfying source of nutrients you can enjoy while driving or running errands. This pear smoothie is the perfect segue from summer to fall. Packed with protein-rick yogurt, spicy ginger and ripe pear bring an autumnal taste to this fast and easy dish that will fill you up.