Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Turkey: Take two! Beyond boring leftovers

Once all the company leaves, the dishes are washed, and the wishbone has been broken, you’re probably going to be faced with an abundance of Thanksgiving leftovers.  Don’t just throw them on a plate and microwave them – get a…

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Building Healthy Communities: Cass Elementary Turkey Trot

In Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s effort to combat childhood obesity, and to lead children to a healthy future, they, along with Wayne State University, Michigan Fitness Foundation, United Dairy Industry of Michigan, and the University of Michigan created…

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Thanksgiving survival guide

While the idea that people gain 5 to 10 pounds during the holiday is a myth (it’s actually closer to just one pound), you still shouldn’t take that as a green light to go crazy at the buffet.  Even a…

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Lansing kicks off the holiday season with Silver Bells in the City

Once again, as it has for the last 29 years, the city of Lansing celebrates the opening of the holiday season with the annual Silver Bells in the City event. Spread over several blocks, central to the capitol building, Silver…

Lighter versions of favorite Thanksgiving sides

Sure, Thanksgiving is about family and football, but the real star is the food. Unfortunately, those treasured recipes that most of us make can add up to some button-busting calorie and fat consumption. Now ready for some good news? Healthy…

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How to have a gluten-free Thanksgiving

Though going gluten-free has created a bit of the ‘fad’ buzz, there are a large number of individuals with whom eating gluten can cause serious health issues. With the Thanksgiving holiday just a few days away, it can be difficult…

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Are you one of the 8 in 10 that says they’re stressed during the holidays?

It seems like the minute Halloween ends, Christmas begins with Thanksgiving disappearing somewhere in between.  According to the American Psychological Association, 8 out of 10 people in 2008 anticipate stress due to the holidays.  So whether it’s financial stress or…

Pumpkin muffin recipe

In honor of the fall season, here is a quick, fun pumpkin muffin recipe! It’s a great activity to do with your kids, or a festive addition to any Thanksgiving table. It’s super easy because there are only three ingredients:…

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The turkey has flown the coop – what to do with your Thanksgiving Day leftovers

Right now, you may have containers of mashed potatoes and green bean casserole cascading out of your fridge. Or tubs of sliced turkey and platters of sweet potatoes just waiting for an opportunity to be enjoyed once more. According to…