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Holiday Party Quiz

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Want to have a healthier holiday season this year? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of calories and fat in traditional holiday foods. Which appetizer contains the least amount of fat? 1 ounce (oz) of brie cheese 1 oz of mixed nuts 1 tablespoon of hummus Which cookie has the most calories? 2″ lemon […]

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What did you eat for Thanksgiving?

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I hope that everyone had a happy and blessed Thanksgiving holiday with their family and friends. While it’s okay to enjoy the holiday and the wonderful food, it’s also a time to move that body a little more than usual. Do you need to take an extra walk? How about going for a bike ride […]

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Leftover Turkey? Try this easy and light recipe!

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Spicy Turkey Lettuce Wraps – Serves 10 1 tablespoon safflower oil 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup water 3 tablespoons cranberry sauce 2 teaspoons adobo sauce 1 small chipotle chile (canned in adobo sauce), chopped 2 cups leftover shredded skinless turkey breast (about 9 ounces) 1 cup cooked brown […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Wishing you and your family a very “Happy Thanksgiving”!

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No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

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  No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake – 14 servings Graham cracker crust – recipe below 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 3 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons sugar substitute, or sugar   1 envelope unflavored gelatin 1/4 cup water 12 oz. light cream cheese, light 1 can pumpkin (15 ounce) 2 tablespoons sugar, or sugar substitute* equivalent to […]

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Brussel Sprouts with Oranges

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Brussel Sprouts with Oranges – 12 servings (1/2 cup) Ingredients 1 medium orange 1/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped 2 tbsp olive oil, divided 2 shallots, thinly sliced 2 lbs. brussel sprouts, trimmed and halved 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper   Zest the orange and add the zest to a small dish. Peel and section […]

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10 Healthy Holiday Tips

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10 Healthy Holiday Tips   Eat something before dinner – Don’t skip meals so you’re not starving.   Make time to exercise – Go for a walk before dinner or after dinner.   Socialize away from the food – Don’t sit next to the snacks or the table after you are done eating. Keep the […]

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November is “Diabetes Month”

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Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disability and death in the United States. It can cause blindness, nerve damage, kidney disease, and other health problems if it’s not controlled. One in 11 Americans have diabetes – that’s more than 29 million people. And another 86 million adults in the United States are at […]

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Which Thanksgiving foods are lower in calories?

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1. 1/2 cup dry roasted mixed nuts OR cheese and crackers (1.5 oz cheese and 4 whole wheat crackers) Answer: cheese and crackers (320 cals) vs. nuts (410 cals) 2. 5 ounces of wine (red or white) OR a 12-ounce bottle of beer Answer: 12 ounces of beer (150 cals) vs. wine (120 cals) 3. […]

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Don’t Follow These Diet Tips

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1. People should not eat bananas and carrots because they are higher in carbs and sugar. People should remember the portion size is one small banana and 1 cup cooked carrots. We need to remember that we need everything in “moderation”.  Also, sugars found naturally in fruit and veggies are not the same as sugar […]

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