Healthy Recipe Winner!

And the winner of the Healthy Recipe Drawing is… spau0700! The winning recipe is Vegetarian Stuffing. Check it out along with the 37 other recipe submissions. I can’t wait to try the Low Fat Chicken & Dumplings, the Thai Chicken Soup, the Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes, and the Baked Parmesan Garlic Cauliflower. Thanks to all who participated. For more information on nutritious eating and links to healthy recipes, go to Health Tools.

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Healthy Holidays

It happens so quickly… I was in the grocery store this weekend; my mind was full of healthy holiday intentions. Then it happened. I saw the peppermint bark cheesecake. I smelled the bakery… I rounded the aisle and found myself faced with the special holiday cheeses, spreads, and crackers. It was cruel. I took a deep breath and steered my cart toward dairy….the eggnog popped up from out of nowhere, along with the tasty coffee creamers, and on and on… the entire shopping trip was a challenge!!!

How do you keeping your holiday eating on a healthy track? Enter the drawing to win two free tickets to Wahooz Family Fun Zone in Meridian.

Here’s how to play…

  • Make sure you are registered and logged in to ChooseHealthMatters.com  on this blog, if you are not already a registered user, please do so in the right hand column by clicking on the “register” button
  • Make a comment on this blog post providing a copy of one of your favorite healthy holiday recipes including ingredients and instructions…or create a link to it.
  • The winner of the two free tickets will be drawn on Thursday, 12/6/12 at 11:30 a.m., MT.

Let’s see if we can share some healthy recipes with each other!

Remember – for tips on managing your nutrition, check out Health Tools 

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About those leftovers…

HIt was a warm sunny day with highs in the 80’s. Perfect day. The BBQ was great; now it’s over…everyone has left. You’re faced with the leftovers. The green bean salad and chicken have been out on the table for three hours. Do you throw them away, refrigerate them in shallow pans immediately, or just throw some saran wrap on them, shove in the fridge, and quit worrying? Check the guidelines! How about those hamburgers? Can cooked ground beef still be pink inside? Read the answer. Do you wonder about that pink meat on your piece of chicken? Is it safe to eat? I know we’ve all cheated a bit in the area of leftovers and food safety. I think about that every time I attend a potluck… you can drive yourself crazy wondering how safe the food is! For more information on food safety visit the USDA’s Food Safe Families. What tips do you have to make food safety easy during the summer months?

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