Whether you’re whipping up a pot of soup for a post-sledding or planning a menu for an elegant holiday meal, biscuits belong on your go-to recipe list. Serve hot with just a touch of butter, these melt-in-the-mouth treats make a meal feel like coming home.
After many years of counseling and educating the gluten free community, I ran into a personal and professional collision when my husband was diagnosed with celiac disease, followed by my son. The result of this table-turning experience for me is that I now offer a unique perspective. Not only can I recommend foods as a dietitian closely connected to the food industry and provide education on best practices to remain symptom-free, I can also deeply relate to the unique concerns of an allergy family. With this in mind, I offer you some tips for hosting an allergy friendly party that is sure to make every guest feel welcome and safe.
Need a last-minute side to stretch a meal to feed surprise visitors? Skillet cornbread is speedy, easy to make from your typical pantry stash, and it will knock the socks off of your guests.
Quickbreads, including muffins, are a great food to have on hand during the holidays. Make a big batch and store them in the freezer for an easily thawed treat for a last-minute social engagement. These lemon sweeties will endear themselves to you in a heartbeat.
Looking for more nutritious recipes to try out this holiday season? We’ve put together a few of our favorite seasonal treats for you to try. Check them out in our Healthy Holidays Flipbook!
While most of the country was taking part in No Shave November or Movember events (both great causes/efforts by the way), I decided to set a month-long fitness goal for myself: I would get to the gym to work out EVERY SINGLE DAY in November. I have a gym membership and a trainer (once a week), but by no means would I consider myself a gym rat, fitness fanatic or even “athletic.” I’m a 50-year old gal who is in relatively good shape but doesn’t live and breathe a fitness lifestyle. I know the “athleisure” attire that makes up the bulk of my non-work wardrobe fools no one.
With the unveiling of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines earlier this year, came new recommendations designed to encourage better food choices and eating patterns to improve health. For those of us who work closely with the Guiding Stars algorithm, the guidance related to dietary cholesterol was of particular interest… and frankly kind of exciting. In case you missed it, the new dietary guidelines don’t offer a specific guideline on cholesterol, but rather recommend that we seek to limit our intake of it and focus on a healthful, balanced diet. At Guiding Stars, we knew all along that there was nutritional benefit to some foods that contain cholesterol like eggs and shrimp, and having the Dietary Guidelines back us up meant we could incorporate these foods into our rating and therefore our recommendations, recipes and suggested foods. What better time to do this than during the holiday season? Cheers!