Healthy Holiday FoodsHealthy Holiday Foods

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Healthy Holiday Foods

While it may seem that every food you encounter this time of year is loaded with calories, fat, sodium, and sugar, there are plenty of holiday foods that are healthy. Eat these seasonal favorites to give your holiday eating plan a nutritional boost.

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Healthy Ways to Celebrate the HolidaysHealthy Ways to Celebrate the Holidays

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Try replacing high-calorie cocktails with apple cider flavored with cinnamon sticks.

Step back from the high-calorie foods and stop stressing about missed workouts. Grab the family and have fun with these healthy ways to celebrate the holidays.

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Turkey Meatballs with Polenta RecipeTurkey Meatballs with Polenta

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Your favorite comfort foods can be made healthier when you cook them at home. Ground turkey breast is used in this recipe for a leaner source of protein with less saturated fat than traditional meatballs. Homemade sauce and polenta allow you to cut the sodium content nearly in half when compared to other versions.

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How to Feel Full with Less FoodHow to Feel Full with Less Food

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How to Feel Full with Less Food

Foods that fill you up faster and keep you feeling full longer help to decrease your calorie intake. With a few simple steps and minor changes to your meals and snacks, you can feel full with less food.

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Understanding Type 2 DiabetesUnderstanding Type 2 Diabetes

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Understanding Type 2 Diabetes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predict that at least 1 in 3 people will develop type 2 diabetes in their lifetime. By gaining a better understanding of type 2 diabetes, you can take the necessary steps to reduce your risk.

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Mushroom and Brown Rice Stuffing RecipeMushroom and Brown Rice Stuffing

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Mushroom and Brown Rice Stuffing Recipe

Stuffing is a traditional holiday dish that is often loaded with refined carbohydrates and unhealthy fat. This version has the familiar flavors but replaces some of the bread with lower-calorie, protein-rich mushrooms and brown rice for extra fiber.

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Simple Circuit WorkoutSimple Circuit Workout

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Simple Circuit Workout

Don't give up on exercise when you are too busy to get in a full-length workout. Even a small amount of activity can reduce stress and improve health. This simple circuit workout can be done in your living room with a set of dumbbells and takes about 10 minutes. It is fast-moving to get your heart rate up and combines both strength exercises and cardio. Do each station for 1 minute and then use 15 seconds to transition to the next exercise. Squeeze in one round and consider doing two or three if you have more time.

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How to Make Your Healthy Holiday PlanHow to Make Your Healthy Holiday Plan

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How to Make Your Healthy Holiday Plan

The holiday season is right around the corner, and now is the time to start planning so that the celebrations will not derail your fitness goals. Here are a few tips to help you stay on track.

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Cranberry Salsa RecipeCranberry Salsa

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Cranberry Salsa Recipe

Fresh cranberries are rich in antioxidants that protect against inflammation and disease. This fruit can be used in more than high-sugar cranberry sauce. The tartness of fresh cranberries is reduced by mixing them with other flavorful ingredients such as those used in this salsa. They provide a seasonal twist to a favorite dip and condiment.

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Ways to Sneak in ExerciseWays to Sneak in Exercise

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Ways to Sneak in Exercise

While it’s okay to reduce your exercise time during the busy holiday season, completely cutting out your workouts is a big mistake. Not only will you lose the fitness gains you've worked so hard to achieve, but exercise can help reduce holiday-related tension and stress.

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