Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup
November 17, 2015
Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup
by Minsun Park

Get your stretchy pants ready, it’s time for the season’s eatings. Although this holiday is more about counting your blessings and not your calories, there’s no greater blessing than continued good health. And to that end, here’s a quick recipe roundup of healthier versions of some Thanksgiving dishes to check out, with a couple of recipes direct from superstar trainer Rebecca Kennedy. Chestnut Hummus with Pita Chips Since most Hanukkah recipes are deep-fried in oil, this healthy recipe by Busy in Brooklyn puts a Thanksgiving spin on the classic Israeli hummus dish by using roasted chestnuts instead. RECIPE HERE: Busy in Brooklyn                             Walnut Oil-Basted Parmesan Turkey Read More

Persimmon 101: The Nutritional Powerhouse You’re Not Eating
November 20, 2014
Persimmon 101: The Nutritional Powerhouse You’re Not Eating
by Jennifer Krohn, MS RD

  As summer has come to a close, we find ourselves missing the delicious fruit and vegetables we have been accustomed to over the past few months. However, we welcome a fall harvest that brings a bounty of new and familiar flavors. We can start enjoying winter squashes like pumpkin and butternut squash, hardy greens, and of course all different types of apples and pears. One of my favorite, and less common fall fruits that is in season for a short window, is the persimmon. The two most well-known varieties are the Hachiya and Fuyu persimmons. HACHIYA PERSIMMON The Hachiya persimmon has a soft and sweet flesh when ripe that can be used in place of jam and is often Read More

Healthy Thanksgiving (and Thanksgivukkuh) Recipe Roundup
November 20, 2013
Healthy Thanksgiving (and Thanksgivukkuh) Recipe Roundup
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Get your stretchy pants ready, it’s time for the season’s eatings of Thanksgivukkuh! This year, in some crazy cosmic calendar convergence, Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah falls on the day same day. Apparently, this hasn’t occurred since 1888, and won’t happen again for 70,798 years! Now that’s a once in a ten thousand lifetimes occasion worth celebrating with food and drink. Although this holiday is more about counting your blessings and not your calories, there’s no greater blessing than continued good health. And to that end, here’s a quick recipe roundup of healthier versions of some Thanksgiving dishes to check out, with a couple of recipes direct from superstar trainer Rebecca Kennedy! Chestnut Hummus with Pita Chips Since Read More

Roast Crockpot Chicken
November 5, 2013
Roast Crockpot Chicken

A juicy, roast chicken that is so moist and tender it falls off the bone is the ultimate comfort food. I know what you’re thinking: sounds delicious, but “ain’t nobody got time for that!” Well, it turns out, you can plop a whole chicken into a crockpot in the morning (with ten minutes of prep time) and come home to a perfectly roasted chicken by dinner time. And it’s the perfect, post-workout protein-rich meal. If throwing a whole chicken into a crockpot sounds like a recipe for disaster and salmonella, you’re not alone. Believe me, I was skeptical too when I first saw the recipe on The Hollywood Hot Moms blog. But after road testing this a couple of times, Read More

Holiday Lites – Healthier Versions of Holiday Cocktails
November 27, 2012
Holiday Lites – Healthier Versions of Holiday Cocktails

You’re planning on being a good boy or girl this holiday season. Except for a few naughty sweets, you’re going to stay on Santa’s Nice List. But you can walk by the pies, the candy canes, the chocolates and still get in big trouble. It’s those drinks. Egg Nog. Hot Toddies. Gingerbread Peppermint Stick Cider Martinis. Each one packs the calories of a protein bar or two, without the protein. But fret not. Shape Magazine has concocted as many low-cal holiday cocktails are there are lords a-leaping, from a skinny nog to a cranberry martini to a candy cane fizz-tini, whatever that is. So this holiday season you can wear a nose like a cherry without your belly shaking like Read More