Because October means all things pumpkin spice, we’ve whipped up a recipe for these Pumpkin Spice Ricotta Cheesecake Bars.
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This Carrot Harissa Hummus is a sweet-spicy twist on classic hummus that’s also quite healthy.
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I call these “Charlie Brown pumpkins” since they have a zigzag across their middles — just like Charlie!
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Thirty Thanskgiving whole food, seasonal recipe ideas from meatless mains and roasted turkey breast to my all-time favorite pecan bars and pear-walnut tart.
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This is one of those fall salads that I keep come back to time and again for anything from entertaining to eating alone.
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A sweet-spicy whole grain recipe that’s a fun twist on classic fall sides and a natural fit at the Thanksgiving table.
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This year, I’m thankful for having had the opportunity to cook Thanksgiving for everyone at The Biggest Loser. The contestants are an exceptional bunch and they are the inspiration for this meal as I decided to makeover classic holiday dishes in the same way the show’s contestants have made over their lives. The menu below has various iconic Thanksgiving dishes, made over, and they’re also the dishes I’m cooking on tonight’s show.
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It’s officially the 11th hour: the table’s been set, the turkey’s defrosting, and you’ve got already got an emergency plan in place should that uncle go nuts yet again this year. Sure, that may be the case for some but we are the other 99%; those who are making last-minute trips to the store and last-ditch efforts to round out the menu. But just because it’s a crazy time of year, doesn’t mean you have to ditch your good-eating habits. Take a brief pause from it all and let’s quickly talk smart holiday cooking. Even if you don’t have time to cook the recipes I developed for The Biggest Loser Thanksgiving, there are still a lot of things you can do to prep your holiday table for smart eating.
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Some scoff at the idea of adding a salad to the Thanksgiving spread, but it’s an elegant way to start things off, and, if you’re watching your waistline, it’s an easy way to fill up on healthy calories before you dig into the rest of the meal. This seasonal salad works during the fall or winter, and brings a lot of festive color to the holiday spread with sliced pears, red onion, and tart pomegranate.
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While there are plenty of healthy store bought snacking options out there, making your own vegetable chips allows you to control how much fat and salt you’re putting in your food. For The Biggest Loser Thanksgiving menu, the meal starts off with a Roasted Sweet Potato and Toasted Sage Dip and these roasted vegetable chips are a perfect pairing. If you don’t have time to make your own, you can serve the dip with crisp raw vegetable, quick blanched vegetables or whole grain crackers instead.
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