Tips For a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving

1.    Eat Breakfast. Start a healthy Thanksgiving with a big bountiful breakfast like hot whole-grain cereal and an egg-white omelet brimming with veggies. That’s because saving up calories for the big meal rarely works. You end up “spending” a lot more by overindulging on belly busters like a full ladle of gravy (about 800 calories!) […]

Food Spotlight: Hummus

Looking for a healthy alternative to your current sour cream or ranch dressing? This month, why not give hummus a try? Typically a blend of chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, tahini and olive oil, hummus is both inexpensive and delicious! This creamy, Middle Eastern chickpea spread is one of my personal favorites and also provides a […]

High-Protein Chicken Salad

INGREDIENTS 1 pound (454 grams) cooked chicken breast or rotisserie chicken, shredded (about 4 cups shredded) 1/2 cup diced red onion (about 1/2 medium red onion or 60 grams) 1/2 cup diced apple (about 1/2 small apple or 75 grams) 2/3 cup (100 grams) quartered or halved grapes 2/3 cup (165 grams) plain 2% fat […]

Buffalo Tuna Salad Stuffed Celery

INGREDIENTS 1 (5 oz.) can tuna packed in water, well drained 1 tbsp. mayonnaise (or Greek yogurt) 1 tbsp. buffalo wing sauce 3 celery sticks INSTRUCTIONS In a small bowl, add the drained tuna, mayo, and buffalo wing sauce. Mix well. Cut the celery into 2 to 3 inch long pieces. Spoon the tuna mixture […]