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Here’s how you can feel better about yourself + do good for others.

Feel better about yourself while making others feel great about themselves by saying a simple thank you.  As stated in a  Psychology Today article there are areas of the brain  affected by appreciation and gratitude. The hypothalamus, which controls basic bodily functions such as eating and sleeping, and dopamine ( the“reward neurotransmitter”)  are heavily affected […]

3 Tips To Help You Save On Thanksgiving

Tis’ the season for pumpkin pies, lavish dinners and for our wallets to hit rock bottom. As much as we love the holiday season, the food, the gifts, the lights, and everyone being in a cheery mood, going broke is not fun. Especially for the holiday season when a turkey and stuffing is waiting to be served […]

Healthy Recipe: Yummy Garlic Whipped Mashed Potatoes

Happy Turkey Day everyone! If you’re not sure what recipe to make to round out your Thanksgiving meal, these mashed potatoes will do the trick. I mean, who doesn’t love garlic right? These whipped potatoes are also low in carbohydrates—AKA FODMAPs. Here’s what you need: 15 small-medium sized red bliss potatoes 3-4 tablespoons of butter […]

5 Tips For A Thinner Thanksgiving

Sweet potato casserole, stuffing, turkey, and cranberry sauce. You know what that means—Thanksgiving is upon us! While Turkey Day only comes around once a year—and indulging may seem like a nobrainer—you may end up regretting your eating habits. To avoid that unnecessary holiday weight gain, follow these easy tips for a thinner Thanksgiving holiday. 1. Eat […]

5 Healthy Eating Tips For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday filled with food, food, and more food. On average, one plate of Thanksgiving classics contains anywhere from 1,600-3,000 calories—that’s over most people’s recommended daily allowance! But we’ve got you covered. Here are 5 ways you can still enjoy a great meal that took so long to make without falling off the healthy […]

5 Healthy Eating Tips to Survive Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, spending time with family or loved ones… oh, and indulging in tons of rich and savory foods. If you’ve been on your workout grind, Thanksgiving has the potential to undo all of your hard work. It has been estimated that the average Thanksgiving dinner sets us back about 2,000-3,000 calories–more than […]

Nutritionist Natalie's Diet Tip: Have a Healthy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Whether you plan on spending time with family, enjoying homemade food, just relaxing, or all the above, here are some helpful tips for a healthy holiday. Dark turkey meat is higher in calories and has more fat. Select white meat turkey. Don’t eat the turkey skin. A 3-oz portion of white meat turkey […]

Recipe: Vanilla Glazed Carrots

Here’s another easy, delicious, and healthy side dish idea for your Thanksgiving dinner! Vanilla Glazed Carrots Ingredients: Fingerling carrots (use 4-5 carrots per person you’re serving) 1/3 cup olive oil 1 tsp. brown sugar splash of vanilla extract coarse sea salt (sprinkle) Directions: 1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Scrub fingerling carrots and cut off […]

Recipe: Thanksgiving Quinoa in a Pumpkin!

  This recipe looks beautiful, tastes great, and doesn’t do heavy damage in the calorie department. It’s a festive side dish for Thanksgiving dinner! Ingredients: 1 large pumpkin 2 cups quinoa 1 head of cauliflower 1 Tbsp. olive oil 3 cups cooked chickpeas (can be from dried or canned chickpeas) 1 cup raw shelled sunflower […]

Holiday Cooking Tip: Cut Calories and Fat with Ingredient Substitutes

As you’re preparing to cook Thanksgiving dinner, consider these healthy substitutions for common ingredients. These will help you reduce the amount of fat and calories in your dishes. (Or if you run out of an ingredient at the last minute, this might save you a trip to the store!) Ingredient Substitution White, all-purpose flour Whole […]