Introducing Healthy Foods at Thanksgiving

Introducing Healthy Foods at Thanksgiving

ICYMI, I had the chance to write a guest post on Nutrition Nuptials, a blog by fellow dietitian, Mandy Unanski Enright. Mandy is part of the Nutrition Entrepreneurs practice group with me, and she invited me to share some thoughts on introducing healthy foods at Thanksgiving.

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Maple-Spiced Apples and Red Cabbage

Maple-Spiced Apples and Red Cabbage

After our apple picking adventure, we had more apples than we could reasonably snack on. My favorite way to cook apples is in some kind of delicious dessert. But since my husband's sweet tooth is not nearly as large as mine, it means that I would end up eating all of said delicious dessert. Enter the quest for savory.

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Proactive Holiday Health Challenge

Did you know that there are only 59 days left in 2015?! Crazy, right? The next 59 days are going to be filled with lots of time with family and friends, holiday parties, cocktail parties, happy hours, and plenty of opportunities to over-eat and over-indulge. But it doesn't have to be a disaster for your health or waistline. I'm all about prevention instead of just reaction.

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Easter Brunch (or How to Survive Holiday Eating)

Easter Brunch (or How to Survive Holiday Eating)

It seems to me like there is always a reason to celebrate. We've barely come up for air from "the Holidays" (i.e. November and December), when the Superbowl hits us. Then it's Valentine's Day, St Patrick's Day, Passover and Easter, the list goes on. It seems to be that surviving holiday eating is really just surviving LIFE with friends and family.

Whatever holiday you may be celebrating this week (or any other week), here are some quick tips for coming out on top.

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7 Ways to Help You Re-Think Holiday Weight Gain

7 Ways to Help You Re-Think Holiday Weight Gain

Have you seen the statistics? Some fear-mongering reports project a weight gain of 7-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Years. That is absolutely crazy! In reality, the average is more like 1-2 pounds. Not that big of a deal. Especially not if you re-frame your approach to the holidays. Here are my top strategies for approaching things in a healthy way.

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