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Healthier Holiday Mocktails

The holidays are filled with events and get-togethers that involve festive decorations, food and even drinks. While a beautifully garnished drink may not be a problem for many, others struggle with alcohol consumption, especially around the holidays. This time of year, it’s reported binge drinking is more prevalent than other times of the year. In fact, the average American admits… 

3 Ways to Avoid Overeating During the Holidays

The holidays are approaching, and so many of these celebrations seem to revolve around high-calorie food and drinks. Family parties often feature a big buffet of appetizers, main dishes and a sea of desserts. Work party potlucks have tables crammed with goodies. And meeting friends for the holidays often means a drink or dessert – or both. But there are… 

3 Healthy & Seasonal Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Turkey with stuffing and gravy, creamy casseroles and sweet pumpkin pie for dessert – there are certain dishes that are synonymous with Thanksgiving. Often, these staples have elements full of saturated fat and sugar. While it’s okay to enjoy these comfort foods, it’s great to offer healthy options to create balance at the table. Luckily, fiber-rich root vegetables and crucifers… 

3 Pumpkin & Squash Recipes for Fall

Winter squashes are more than just decorative doorstep elements during the fall season. This family of diverse squashes includes fall cooking staples like butternut, spaghetti, acorn, delicata and pumpkin. Unlike their summer squash counterparts like zucchini and yellow squash, they have a hard interior and exterior. Rich in vitamins, fiber and antioxidants, they’re nutritional powerhouses that can contribute to overall… 

Nutrition Differences in Farm-Raised vs. Wild-Caught Fish

Salmon seasoned to perfection and then grilled on a wooden plank. Thick filets of cod, dipped in egg wash, then breadcrumbs and baked to a golden crisp. Trout caught on a cool fall day and grilled over an open fire. When it comes to eating fish, there are so many delicious possibilities. Reports have shown an increase in fish consumption in recent… 

Demystifying the Nutrition Facts Label

Organic, healthy, low-fat, natural and the list goes on – commercial food packages are filled with seemingly healthy terms. The truth is, there are plenty of foods packed with unhealthy ingredients that are deemed organic and natural. The best place to look decipher a healthy choice from an unhealthy one is the nutrition facts label and ingredient list. But even… 

Customize Nutritional Needs with Creative Cultural Cuisine National Nutrition Month Eating patterns are not one-size-fits-all because people have a variety of personal food and exercise preferences, schedules and cultures. Trying food from other cultures can open doors to nutrition and awareness. Cultural nutrition pitfalls Foods considered “good” or “bad” often vary among cultures. Food choices may be influenced by availability,…