Holiday Weight Gain

The Holiday Season isn’t known for the healthy environment it creates. Three plates of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing, plus dessert has to go somewhere. Surely these calorie dense options lead to weight gain, but is unwanted holiday weight gain really as big of a problem as everyone makes it

Top 5 Ways to Reduce Calories During the Holidays

If there’s one thing the Holidays are known for, it’s amazing food. Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, pies and eggnog are just some of the irresistible delicacies. As always, it seems the better the food, the higher the calorie content. If you’re trying to keep calorie intake at a somewhat reasonable

Turkey Thaw Time Calculator

How much does the turkey weigh? pounds Properly Thawing a Turkey Holiday food safety starts with properly thawing a frozen turkey. Simply enter the weight of the turkey in pounds and click calculate. A turkey requires approximately 24 hours (1 day) of refrigerated thawing for every 4-5 pounds. Place the

Turkey Cook Time Calculator

How much does the turkey weigh? pounds This calculator tells you how much time is needed to properly cook a turkey. Simply enter the weight of your turkey in pounds and click calculate. A stuffed turkey requires about 15 minutes per pound while unstuffed turkeys require 12-15 minutes per pound.

Top 5 Healthy Holiday Foods

The Holiday Season is known for family, friends, cold weather and delicious though sometimes unhealthy food. Luckily, delicious doesn’t have to mean unhealthy. Keeping healthy habits alive during the Holiday Months is crucial in continuing a well balanced lifestyle. The Holidays make it too easy to drop healthy habits in

How to Cook a Turkey

A tasty turkey is the centerpiece of most Holiday meals, which is why it’s especially important for you to learn how to properly cook one. Perfecting turkey cooking technique turns you into a Holiday Master Chef for a few days each year. This step by step guide walks you through

How to Thaw a Turkey

Making a healthy Thanksgiving Turkey is more complicated than adding salt and setting the oven. You can’t simply “set it and forget it.” The holiday season brings about an increased risk of food bourne illness partially due to overlooking simple food safety rules. Improperly thawing a turkey needlessly puts the

Complete Thanksgiving Turkey FAQ

Preparing a Thanksgiving Turkey is a complex and confusing task. Knowing all the intricate details of how to properly thaw it, safely prepare it and deliciously cook it may seem out of reach. Here, you’ll find a list of the most common Thanksgiving Turkey questions and answers. Have a safe

Thanksgiving & Holiday Calorie Counter

This tool will give you an idea of how many calories you are eating during the holiday season. Not all foods are here but you can make substitutes. Example: use mashed potatoes for other carbohydrate sides and use turkey for other meats. If you know the exact number of calories