Real Turkeys Can Fly (10 little known turkey tidbits)

Real Turkeys Can Fly (10 little known turkey tidbits)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thank you for being members of the Fooducate community, and for your loyal support! Here are some interesting factoids you can share with your dinner mates tonight: 1. 91% of Americans eat Turkey on Thanksgiving. 2. The … Continue reading

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Black Friday, Consumerism, and Obesity

Black Friday, Consumerism, and Obesity

Today we enter a 6 week stretch from Black Friday to New Year Day, where one could easily get carried away with too much shopping and eating. A “danger zone” in an already obesogenic environment. We are bombarded from all … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving, Gobble Gobble…

Happy Thanksgiving, Gobble Gobble…

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! We’d like to thank YOU, the wonderful Fooducate community for your participation, discussion, proofreading, and words of encouragement. Most importantly, thanks for trying to eat a bit better. What are you cooking up today?       … Continue reading

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Give Thanks for REAL Cranberries!

Give Thanks for REAL Cranberries!

This is a guest post from Roxanna Kassam Kara. Thanksgiving is such a beautiful holiday – a time of gratitude and respect for the bounty of the harvest. So why do so many of us sit down to green bean … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Healthify Your Thanksgiving, Stay Sane and Eat Like Royalty

10 Ways to Healthify Your Thanksgiving, Stay Sane and Eat Like Royalty

Thanksgiving is exactly one week away, and the online world is buzzing with advice and suggestions. This is a special holiday where we look back and count our blessings. Our family, friends, our democracy. The fact that we have simple … Continue reading

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Ten Thanksgiving Turkey Trivia Tidbits

Ten Thanksgiving Turkey Trivia Tidbits

Happy Thanksgiving folks! It’s our third holiday of thanks with the wonderful Fooducate community. A BIG THANKS for your participation, discussion, proofreading, words of encouragement, and most importantly for showing up here to learn about better food choices. Here are … Continue reading

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What’s in Turkey Stuffing?

What’s in Turkey Stuffing?

Yesterday we wrote about Thanksgiving’s cranberry sauce tradition. Today we’ll take a look inside a turkey – more specifically at the stuffing. Filling the cavities of poultry dates back to Roman times, and there are many food items that can … Continue reading

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What’s in a Cranberry Sauce?

What’s in a Cranberry Sauce?

Cranberries are a native North American fruit that have found their way into Thanksgiving tradition alongside the Turkey and other dishes. Native Americans, who used the bitter and sour fruit for meat preservation, medicine, and dye, introduced it to hungry … Continue reading

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Cooking With Kids on Thanksgiving (Bonus: 2 recipes)

Cooking With Kids on Thanksgiving (Bonus: 2 recipes)

This is a guest blog post by Julie Negrin. It was originally published on Civil Eats. Many people consider Thanksgiving a marathon. For my large family who entertains all year long for the Jewish holidays, it’s more of a brief … Continue reading

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How Many Calories in Your Thanksgiving Meal?

How Many Calories in Your Thanksgiving Meal?

With Thanksgiving just days away, a little reminder that our holidays are a great opportunity to gain weight if we’re not careful. Courtesy of Smoothfitness. Click on the picture to zoom in. The sad part – this does not include … Continue reading

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