HealthTalk: How Can I Eat Healthy Portions at the Holidays Without Measuring?

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Q: I’m trying not to overeat during the holidays, but I hate measuring my food. Is there another way?

Eating and drinking more calories than your body can burn is especially easy at this time of year. There’s no one-size-fits-all formula for avoiding the calorie overload that can make you feel sluggish and promote weight gain. You have lots of research-tested options, and a combination of strategies is likely better than relying on any one strategy.

Stay Portion-Aware – Especially when extra-rich holiday foods are around, appropriate portions are more important than ever. If you don’t want to measure portions: Read more… “HealthTalk: How Can I Eat Healthy Portions at the Holidays Without Measuring?”

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    Prevent Food Waste! Don’t Toss Those Cancer-Fighting Veggie Parts

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    With the Thanksgiving feast behind us, you likely have a refrigerator stuffed with leftovers.

    In the US, we waste almost a third of our food, with fruits and vegetables having the highest rates of waste. Here, we’re sharing one of our most popular articles on how to use those remnants you might normally toss.

    For more about reducing food waste — what you can freeze, can, and store – the USDA has these resources.

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      5 Favorite Recipes, Cancer-Fighting Foods for Your Thanksgiving Table

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      Your Thanksgiving table is full of traditional foods that promote good health and reduce the risk of cancer. We’ve picked our 5 favorite recipes with cancer-fighting foods that the whole family will love. How many of these can you fit in your spread this year?

      1. Cranberries: These bright red gems contain vitamin C, dietary fiber and anthocyanins, compounds well-studied for their cancer-fighting properties. Read more… “5 Favorite Recipes, Cancer-Fighting Foods for Your Thanksgiving Table”

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