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Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

20 Questions to Ask This Holiday Season

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

At big holiday meals, I will often print these questions and put one under each person's plate. Varying the questions -- instead of having everyone answer the same question -- tends to keep folks more engaged. A printable copy of this list is here.

4 Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving Healthier

Rupa Mehta | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Don't let the title misguide you. This isn't a post about cooking low-sodium turkey, sugar-free cranberry sauce, or gluten-free apple pie for your feast. We're talking about a healthier Thanksgiving that's fun, fit, and emotionally light.

Here's How to Splurge on Thanksgiving Without the Fat, Sugar and Sodium

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Thanksgiving is one of the most wonderful holiday's ever! It's all about family, great food, and giving thanks. This year, why not toast the holiday season by improving your health!

Terrific Tips For A Hearty And Healthy Thanksgiving

Holly B. Clegg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Holly B. Clegg

Does lack of oven space leave you anxious about what to prepare for the big day?

This Thanksgiving, Thank Your Body

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

With the holiday around the corner, seasoned and aspiring cooks in households across America plan to fill their tables with a cornucopia of comfort foods. Before you run to the grocery store, I challenge you to evaluate what you put in your body by way of your holiday table.

A Brine-Free Bird

Jessica Goldman Foung | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Jessica Goldman Foung

Most people assume that a guest-worthy Thanksgiving turkey relies on soaking it first in a salty brine or a salty rub. But here's a little secret: That's not true. There are actually many different ways to cook a tasty turkey, beyond the brine, that will leave the skin golden and the meat moist.

Healthy Thanksgiving Family Traditions

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Don't panic: You can have your turkey and eat it too. Turkey Day is filled with family traditions, so start a healthy one with these tips.

Easy Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Keaira Lashae | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Keaira Lashae

The holiday season is here! Whether we like to admit it or not, we get a little lazy during this time, and we also love it because we get to eat all kinds of yummy foods that we don't usually eat throughout the rest of the year.

Five Ways to Create a Diabetes-Friendly Thanksgiving Table

Marisa Moore | Posted 01.20.2013 | Black Voices
Marisa Moore

Ironically, the most food-centric holiday falls during National Diabetes Month every November. No matter where you live, your Thanksgiving table doesn't have to spell diabetes disaster. Try these tips to create a diabetes-friendly Thanksgiving table.

Healthy Eating for the Holidays

Gerard E. Mullin, M.D. | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Gerard E. Mullin, M.D.

Turkey Day may only come around once a year, but it is only the beginning. The merry months that follow are filled with family feasts, business buffets, and celebratory cocktails. This holiday season, get jolly but stay healthy -- here's how.

Thanksgiving Dinner Calories: Don't Ask

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 01.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

We should remember that Thanksgiving is about having a good time in the kitchen and having more fun at the meal.

Simple Ways To Have A Healthier Thanksgiving

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

While the holidays are a time to get together with family and friends, every party and gathering is also an excuse to take a holiday from your healthy heating habits... before you know it your pants are too tight.