During the holidays, we gather with friends and family to lavish each other with love…often in the form of food. As much as we all enjoy the sweets this time of year, they can be rough on our systems. That’s true of everyone, but especially true of people with conditions like diabetes who need to watch their food carefully to manage their blood sugar safely. This year, why not show your love by adding in one or two options to help your guests manage their health?
If you’re lucky enough to have family hanging around after Thanksgiving, feeding them can either feel like a massive chore if you try to give them fresh options at every meal or a massive bore if every meal is straight-up leftovers. These brunch ideas are perfect for turning some of your leftovers into delicious brunch recipes.
This week’s recipe review brings you not one, but two recipes and a brilliant idea for combining them. Store-bought pie dough and cranberry sauce generally don’t earn Guiding Stars because of salt, sugar, and saturated fat, but our team loves these recipes in our database
Fresh herbs can add a lot of cost to a meal, so for many workday recipes, it’s just as sensible to swap them out for the more cost-effective dried version. When it comes to flavoring the centerpiece of your annual turkey feast, however, fresh herbs are well worth the splurge for the complex boost they’ll bring to your holiday table.
Thanksgiving recipes are beloved. For good reason—they’re generally packed with salt, sugar, and fat. We wouldn’t ask anyone to skip a family favorite, but if you’ve got some sides people are more adventuresome with, why not experiment with improving the nutrition profile on one or two? Don’t worry about flavor, either. These recipes all use a little something special to take the nutritious makeover of the family favorites into recipes delicious enough to give the old school faves a run for their money.
Nutrition and Halloween may seem like old enemies, but with a little imagination, your kids and their friends will think they’ve always gone hand in hand. There’s not a better time of year to encourage kids to play with their food.
Whip some frozen fruit into a ghastly shake, pop in some fruity eyes, and hand kids a straw so they can suck out the ghost’s brains…they’ll be delighted with the adorable gore, and you’ll be please they’re so excited to eat fruit and yogurt.
One of the most fun things about Halloween for lots of kids (and adults!) is the gross-out factor. The season can be full of delight without letting candy steal the spotlight when you give kids plenty of room to play with their food.