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Top Tips for Turkey Day

Keeping It Fresh By November 18, 2016 Tags: , , , No Comments

Did you know that the average American consumes over 4,500 calories at Thanksgiving dinner? Here are our favorite turkey day tips to help you balance indulgence with moderation.

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Don’t skip your workout!
Start your Thanksgiving morning with a workout. IfΒ you know you’ll probably be overeating that evening, use that as motivation to increase the intensity of your workout and really feel the burn! Physical activity isΒ a great way to get your blood pumping and reduce stress so that you can be at your best (and we know how important that is when family is in town). read more

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What to do with Leftover Halloween Candy

Keeping It Fresh By November 3, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

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Halloween candy is a tempting treat, but snacking on the fun size bars quickly adds up calories and sugar. Here are 5 tips to help you put away the candy bowl.

Freeze it
Out of sight, out of mind. Putting treats in the freezer will limit mindless snacking but will be a nice surprise when a sugar craving strikes.

Unwind with wine
Pair a piece of dark chocolate, a fun size Twix, or a bite size Snickers bar with a glass of wine. Take little nibbles in between sips and savor the moments of relaxation. read more

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Recipes To Love With Your Thanksgiving Leftovers!

Around the Table, Keeping It Fresh By November 24, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

 

Thanksgiving is a fun day filled with food, friends, and family plus a lot of time and sweat spent in the kitchen. Usually all this good food results in plenty of leftovers both for guests to take home and you to get crafty using in the kitchen. Since I sometimes lack inspiration when trying to use leftovers in new ways I have compiled a list of truly inspired Thanksgiving leftovers. If you need me, I’ll be on the couch kicking my feet up and enjoying a savory waffle (can’t go wrong with waffles!). read more

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Cooking or Just Eating? Last-Minute Thanksgiving Tips For All

Chew on This By November 21, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Dreamstime_s_16786628With Turkey Day only a few days away, those of you who are cooking might be pressed for time or short on ideas for what to serve. And those of you who are just eating might be concerned about overdoing it. Never fear! We've got last-minute Thanksgiving tips for both groups.

If You're Cooking

Handling culinary duties this year? We know it can be tough to balance work, travel, houseguests, and preparing a big meal for your family and friends. Here are some great last-minute ShopWell lists of foods to add to your grocery list that are nutritious and easy to prepare. read more

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Plan An Indulgent Yet Healthy Thanksgiving Meal

Chew on This By November 17, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

Gourds Thanksgiving is only a week away: we know many of you are planing your menus for your family and friends. Whether you are recreating your grandmother's sage and butter stuffing or are trying the new gorgonzola cream spinach recipe from your favorite cooking magazine, one way to help you, and the people you are cooking for, maintain self-control over the busy holiday season is to have a solid understanding of portion size. Couple this with a few healthy dishes for you and your guests, and you'll be able to indulge in favorite treats and spend hours with family members around the dinner table without giving up your commitment to year-round healthy eating. read more

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From zombies to e-cards to crockpots: Some of our favorite .govs

Chew on This By November 10, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

Zombie-WebCover_1While researching our food and nutrition tools and content, we here at ShopWell spend a lot of time on government websites. In addition to providing well-researched health and nutrition information, these sites also have some awesome hidden elements, from e-cards to zombie comics.

In honor of Election Day and Veteran's Day, we've gathered a few of our favorite fun government websites for you to check out. Just like ShopWell itself, they make food, nutrition, and health more fun and accessible. read more

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