Topic: Thanksgiving

7 Ways To Keep This Thanksgiving Weekend Sweet, Not Stressful

7 Ways To Keep This Thanksgiving Weekend Sweet, Not Stressful

I come from a long line of seriously stressed-out people. All of us get terrible anxiety regularly, but holidays are the absolute worst. From the cooking to the cleaning to the buying, this weekend can go from being able family and relaxation to entirely revolving around not imploding from stress. However, since I’ve been dealing with this issue for the majority of my life, I have a couple of tips for fellow stressers that might help carry you through this weekend, as well as give some reminders on what this holiday is really about. More »

Thanksgiving Potluck? 9 Healthy, Last-Minute Recipes (That Will Impress Your Foodie Friends)

Thanksgiving Potluck? 9 Healthy, Last-Minute Recipes (That Will Impress Your Foodie Friends)

Potlucks are great (especially on holidays) because you’re only responsible for a little piece of the dinner puzzle — though this makes it easier to leave things to the last minute (or the kindness of the prepared foods section at your local grocery store). And potlucks also bring the pressure to measure up to or show up other potluck contributors. But we’ve got you covered on both fronts with this last-minute Thanksgiving recipe roundup. Behold: 9 healthy-ish Thanksgiving sides, snacks and deserts that will impress your foodie friends without requiring a ton of time or culinary skill. More »

Holiday Stress Management: How To Handle Family That Drives You Nuts

Holiday Stress Management: How To Handle Family That Drives You Nuts

Family holidays are filled with laughing children, beautiful food, decorations…and stress. Yep, the holidays are here, and the anxiety and emotions that come with them can make you want to punch the nearest unsuspecting relative. If your parents, siblings or in-laws tend to drive you a bit nuts during this time of year, you are most certainly not alone. But there are healthier stress management strategies than wishing the holidays away while reaching for another cocktail (although, admittedly, taking down your bossy older sister does have a certain appeal, right?), so we spoke to a few experts to help you get through Thanksgiving–and the rest of this season’s family holiday celebrations. More »

Heart-Attack Inducing Chart Shows How To Deep Fry Entire Thanksgiving Meal…Even Stuffing And Cranberry

Heart-Attack Inducing Chart Shows How To Deep Fry Entire Thanksgiving Meal...Even Stuffing And Cranberry

You heard about deep-frying turkeys, but how about deep-frying your entire Thanksgiving meal, Macy’s wants to know. Not quite sure why a company like Macy’s is promoting this, but nevertheless, it was too intriguing to pass up gawking at their suggestions, which include deep frying everything from mashed potatoes to cranberry sauce and even stuffing (which, admittedly, looks kinda good).
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Celebrity Trainer David Kirsch On Eating Healthy, Even During Thanksgiving

Celebrity Trainer David Kirsch On Eating Healthy, Even During Thanksgiving

David Kirsch is one of New York’s best personal trainers, and regularly dispenses his health and fitness tips to A-list clients like Heidi Klum, Liv Tyler, and Anne Hathaway. His expertise goes beyond the gym, though: He’s also seriously on top of healthy eating and nutrition advice, so we nabbed some of his best advice to help you get through Thanksgiving. More »

The Truth About Tofurky: Is It Really A Healthy Turkey Alternative For Vegetarian Thanksgiving?

The Truth About Tofurky: Is It Really A Healthy Turkey Alternative For Vegetarian Thanksgiving?

Tofurky is one of the most popular vegetarian turkey alternatives for a meat-free or vegan Thanksgiving, but is it necessarily the healthiest option? Does anyone actually know what’s in tofurkey? To find out, we talked with nutritionist, Kaayla Daniel, PhD, CCN and otherwise known as the Naughty Nutritionist because of her ability to debunk traditional nutritional myths. More »

This Year’s Hottest Thanksgiving How To Is Also The Healthiest: Steam A Turkey

This Year's Hottest Thanksgiving How To Is Also The Healthiest: Steam A Turkey

In recent years, deep fried turkey has probably been the most popular Thanksgiving how to. But this year, a new trend is taking our tables by storm: steamed turkey. According to the New York Times, this is the preferred method of famed chef Jacques PĂ©pin, but it’s also a sure path to Thanksgiving turkey with “an incomparable balance of crispness and moistness.” We’re just happy that it doesn’t involve a 30-quart vat of oil. More »

A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving: 7 Staple Recipes That Are Safe For Celiacs

A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving: 7 Staple Recipes That Are Safe For Celiacs

Thanksgiving, a holiday devoted almost completely to food, can be difficult for people with gluten allergies or sensitivities. All the delicious gluten-filled breads, pies and other dishes are so tempting, so mouthwatering, especially when you see all your non gluten-free relatives happily chowing down. Hopefully, your family and friends are mindful of your allergy, but just in case they need a little nudging to change up the classic Thanksgiving menu, here are a few staple Thanksgiving dishes made gluten free. These are recipes you can use year after year, so you’ll never have to suffer through a holiday meal of just turkey and cranberry sauce ever again. Check out seven of our favorite gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes. More »

6 Best Thanksgiving Apps To Download Now For A Better Dinner

6 Best Thanksgiving Apps To Download Now For A Better Dinner

Downloading the best Thanksgiving apps can make your dinner planning ten times easier, especially if you’re busy or need to take your recipes on the road. With just a few apps, you’ll be able to browse recipes, plan your dinner, and get grocery shopping lists together while you’re on your way to work or waiting in line for lunch. And some of the best Thanksgiving apps are ones that you’ll be able to use throughout the rest of the year, too, so they don’t have to feel like a big money dump just for a single holiday. More »