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Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014

May your day be bountiful with friends, family, and fitness. Why not suggest a before or after dinner walk?

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Source: webMD

Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, so why not go ahead and splurge? Because gaining weight during the holiday season is a national pastime. Year after year, most of us pack on at least a pound (some gain more) during the holidays — and keep the extra weight permanently.

But Thanksgiving does not have to sabotage your weight, experts say. With a little know-how, you can satisfy your desire for traditional favorites and still enjoy a guilt-free Thanksgiving feast

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Turkey Basics: Safe Thawing

November 22, 2014

Source: United States Department of Agriculture

“The Big Thaw”
Turkeys must be kept at a safe temperature during “the big thaw.” While frozen, a turkey is safe indefinitely. However, as soon as it begins to thaw, any bacteria that may have been present before freezing can begin to grow again.

A package of frozen meat or poultry left thawing on the counter more than 2 hours is not at a safe temperature. Even though the center of the package may still be frozen, the outer layer of the food is in the “Danger Zone” between 40 and 140 °F — at a temperature where foodborne bacteria multiply rapidly.

There are three safe ways to thaw food…

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Source: Mayo Clinic

Create a healthy Thanksgiving Day menu with these Thanksgiving recipes.

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for family, friends, good health and great food. This year, instead of serving the old standbys — turkey smothered in gravy, candied yams, buttered corn and pumpkin pie — try healthier recipes.

The following healthy Thanksgiving recipes have all of the taste, but less fat, calories and sodium. So serve up a fresh approach to healthy eating this Thanksgiving.

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