Thanksgiving is a time to spend with friends and family while eating some delicious food. Unfortunately, physical activity and healthy eating are placed pretty far down the list of priorities. Here are a few simple ways you can incorporate exercise into the Thanksgiving Holiday while still spending time with those you care about.
A tasty turkey is the centerpiece of most Holiday meals, which is why it's especially important for you to learn how to properly cook one. Perfecting turkey cooking technique turns you into a Holiday Master Chef for a few days each year. This step by step guide walks you through the process of safely cooking a healthy Thanksgiving, Christmas or Holiday Turkey.
Holiday food safety starts with properly thawing a frozen turkey. Simply enter the weight of the turkey in pounds and click calculate. A turkey requires approximately 24 hours (1 day) of refrigerated thawing for every 4-5 pounds. Place the turkey on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator in a pan to avoid contaminating other foods. If you are short on time, cold water thawing is a much quicker process. It requires 30 minutes per pound.
There's no rule saying Thanksgiving has to be unhealthy, it simply has to be delicious. The centerpiece of most Thanksgiving Meals starts with the Turkey. Though the turkey on its own is relatively healthy, there are a few tweaks to make the meal even better. Here's a simple and healthy version of the Thanksgiving Turkey.
The Holiday Season is known for family, friends, cold weather and delicious though sometimes unhealthy food. Luckily, delicious doesn't have to mean unhealthy. Keeping healthy habits alive during the Holiday Months is crucial in continuing a well balanced lifestyle. The Holidays make it too easy to drop healthy habits in favor of gorging on unhealthy foods and practicing physical inactivity. Here are a few healthier holiday options to enjoy.