The varying color of vegetables provides wonderful opportunities to echo the colors of the season on your table to add festive cheer and great nutrition in a single dish. If red and green aren’t your decor colors for the holiday season, consider using the flavorful elements of this dish with veggies that are. Cauliflower could bring in white, and purple potatoes a hint of blue. More veggies on the table, no matter the color, means healthier holidays for all.
Bean dips are an awesome genre to play with during the holidays. Made with enough flavorful veggies like onion and garlic, they don’t have to incorporate large amounts of salt or fat to be delicious. They’re also perfect for dipping colorful veggies in, and when you’re trying to manage blood sugar through careful eating choices, flavorful, low-calorie, high-fiber, and high-protein options are a treasure to find at a holiday party.
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.