Saturday November 30, 2013
Now that Thanksgiving is done, we move into holiday mode, although some of my neighbors had their Christmas decorations up long before Thanksgiving. With Black Friday rolling back into Thanksgiving itself, it seems the holiday season is a bit of a blur, stretching from turkey day to New Year's day. Still, now is the time for holiday parties and gatherings, a time when many of us tend to overindulge, piling our plates high before returning to the table for more. If you want to keep your holiday party festivities in check, here are some low-fat party nibbles
that are worthy of any holiday occasion.
Maple Pecan Tarts © Fiona Haynes, licensed to About.com
Thursday November 28, 2013
When Thanksgiving is done and you still have lots of turkey left, you may be wondering what you can do with it all. One turkey sandwich is nice, but three days' worth? Perhaps that's less appealing. Fortunately, turkey meat is versatile, and there are many ways to enjoy it after the big day. In fact, anything you might do with chicken you can also do with turkey. But first, be sure to store your leftovers promptly and safely then you'll be ready to try one or more of my 10 Low Fat Ways to Use Leftover Turkey.
Leftover Turkey Recipes
Chunky Turkey and Rice Soup © Fiona Haynes, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Monday November 25, 2013
While turkey will grace most tables on Thanksgiving, a number of families will sit down to a vegetarian feast. This year, my family will be enjoying a vegetarian Thanksgiving with some friends, and I will be taking along a butternut squash salad, which you can find in my collection of Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes
. So if turkey is off the menu, consider some of these delicious vegetarian options, along with traditional Thanksgiving side dishes.
Mushroom Lasagna Photo © Fiona Haynes, licensed to About.com
Tuesday November 19, 2013
One of my favorite parts of the Thanksgiving meal is the stuffing, which, alas, can pack an awful lot of fat and calories, depending on what you put in it and how much of it you eat. As much as I enjoy stuffing with sausage meat or with bacon, I find that meatless stuffing can be just as flavorful. These cranberry-apple stuffing muffins
are one example. The other great thing about this stuffing, as you will no doubt have figured out, is that making stuffing in muffin cups means automatic portion control -- and room on your plate for more vegetables.
Cranberry-Apple Stuffing Muffins Photo © Fiona Haynes, licensed to About.com