Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

How to Tweak Holiday Favorites to Become Meat-, Dairy- or Gluten-Free

Hosting family for the holidays is stressful enough without having to make separate dishes for everyone who has a dietary restriction. But that doesn’t mean you need to be a Grinch about accommodating your guests. With a few simple tweaks,…

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4 Must-Try Nontraditional Thanksgiving Dishes

Turkey has been a staple of Thanksgiving dinner for hundreds of years, but the meals have come a long way since the 1600s when wildfowl, porridge and venison were served. Today, dishes such as cranberry sauce, green bean casserole and…

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Your Low-Cost, Low-Stress Guide to Thanksgiving Dinner

From buying the turkey and all the fixings to the holiday decorations, Thanksgiving can leave you feeling frazzled. Take the following steps and you’ll feel so good afterwards you might just offer to host again next year! Use every savings…

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Start a New, Healthier Thanksgiving Tradition

Sure it’s a holiday that’s all about family and food, but what if you devoted a little bit of Thanksgiving to fitness as well? Thanks to turkey trots around the state, it couldn’t be easier to sneak some exercise into…

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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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