The Perfect Crowd-pleasing Dish for Your Holiday Table!

by Tracy Ternes

The holiday season is still going strong and we hope you are still smiling and relishing all the delight that this time of year brings. If you haven’t had a chance to try our awesome Tofu Turkey recipe, you owe it to yourself to watch the video and give it a try. This recipe is such a crowd pleaser for all ages and appetites and can be adjusted for gluten-free diets as well. It’s simple, fun and fantastic with gravy!

Tasty Dishes and Fun Ideas for Your Holiday Table

by Tracy Ternes

The holiday season has arrived, and, for many, it lends itself to an abundance of joyful gatherings, bringing together family and friends to celebrate the many gifts of life. We hope you enter into the holiday season with a light heart and a positive attitude. With that in mind, here are some great recipes and decorating ideas to help you relax, have a good time and enjoy those moments in life that you truly want to celebrate.

Great Desserts for a Great Christmas and Holiday

by Tandis Bishop, RD

For this year's holiday season we want to lighten up a bit and have fun. We’re going to take a break from our usual health message by bringing you delicious dessert recipes to share and enjoy with family and friends. If you're like most of us, you’re always looking for great desert recipes. So we’re going to make it real easy for you. Of course, these recipes will be naturally nutritious, made from wholesome ingredients. We hope you enjoy them as we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!


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Healthy Thanksgiving Made Easy

by Tandis Bishop, RD

We all love the traditional dishes served at Thanksgiving, but they can be distressing if you’re trying to manage your weight or eat healthier. The key is to aim for fewer calories and create healthier Thanksgiving recipes by making small, simple changes while keeping the flavors and textures you love.

Here are some ways to make your holiday recipes into healthy, easy, and tasty Thanksgiving favorites!

Healthy Grilling and Summer BBQ

by Tandis Bishop

Grilling and BBQs are synonymous with summer.  Enjoy this quick and easy guide to fun summer picnics with your health in mind:

AS THE GUEST - Here are some tips to help you make healthy choices when attending summer parties.

Fill up on the healthiest food first. Begin by eating the fresh salads and other vegetable and fruit dishes. Raw fruits and vegetables will have enzymes which aid digestion and the fiber will help curb your hunger so you end up eating less of the richer, high calorie foods.

Local, Fresh, Seasonal – Healthy Holiday Feasting for Everyone

by Tandis Bishop

Let’s face it: the holiday season is focused around food. We are not just talking about eating food – but feasting on rich, sumptuous holiday dishes, sweets, and beverages. We all look forward to it around this time of year. With that joyful anticipation also comes a little bit of apprehension of straying from your healthy regime for the next couple months. Feasting can be challenging for those who may have specific dietary needs due to food allergies or sensitivities. The good news is that you can enjoy many of your favorite holiday dishes while maintaining your healthy lifestyle.

Tasty, Tempting, and Totally Healthy

by Manjari Fergusson

It’s a common misconception you’ve probably heard: vegetarian food is not tasty, and living a plant-based lifestyle must mean sacrificing flavor for health. In fact, any diet can be boring if you eat the same thing all the time or don’t experiment; by living a more veggie lifestyle, your diet can potentially be more interesting and rich, as plant-based foods are naturally packed with flavor. So who says that vegetarian cooking can’t taste great?

Simple Steps to a Healthy New Year

by Tracy Ternes

As the New Year inspires many of us to move toward a healthier lifestyle, small but powerful changes are key to creating consistency and achieving success in our goals. Below are a few simple suggestions, any or all of which can be included in your plan for a healthier life in 2012. -Add more fresh fruits and vegetables, including raw varieties, to your meals. Try adding green beans or broccoli the next time you make pasta. Add apple and banana slices to your morning oatmeal, or include a few leafy greens in a morning smoothie.

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