3 Easy Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

3 Easy Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

Hope everyone had a great holiday. If you are stuck with tons of leftovers, here are some ideas for you. Give your leftovers away! Share your bountiful meal with your guests or drive to a nearby homeless shelter and treat … Continue reading

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10 Interesting Turkey Facts Ahead of Thanksgiving

10 Interesting Turkey Facts Ahead of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is coming up and many of you have already purchased the big bird for the festive meal on Thursday. Here are some interesting facts about this fowl. 1. The name “turkey” comes from the country of Turkey. A few … Continue reading

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Is Cargill Really Reducing Antibiotic Use in Turkeys?

Is Cargill Really Reducing Antibiotic Use in Turkeys?

Will we celebrate Thanksgiving this year with an antibiotic-free Turkey? Cargill, one of the largest food companies in the world, announced last week that it will be ending the use of antibiotics to promote growth of turkeys it sells. The … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Hormel’s 100% Natural Deli Meats and High Pressure Processing

Hormel’s 100% Natural Deli Meats and High Pressure Processing

Fooducate community member Tom emailed us with a question about deli meats: Hi Fooducaters - Wondering if you can turn a critical eye towards Hormel’s Natural Choice line. I have been buying it, but frankly, it does not seem expensive enough to make … Continue reading

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