Food prepared for Thanksgiving

Let me make one thing clear: Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. We all get the day off, dress up, come together with our family, and eat like crazy. The food is delicious, but we can still enjoy it without eating 3,000 calories. Here are some healthy tips I’ve come up with over the past few holidays so we can avoid looking like we belong in the parade with an army of people guiding us through the streets of New York:

Good morning, all! We may not have always loved fish when we were kids, but now we’ve fallen in love with it due to the different ways it can be prepared and everything we now know about its health benefits. Read on for recipes and facts about the ways you can incorporate ocean eating into your healthy meal planners! More after the jump…

For this week’s Getting To Know You feature, we’re featuring the lovely Gabriela, who blogs over at Une Vie Saine. This student and foodie is trying to lead a healthy life  while living in the Big Apple! As you might be able to guess, she can speak French, so if you want to know what her blog name translates to, keep reading to find out more about Gabriela and her blog!

1. Tell us a bit about your blog?

I don’t know about you, but spring and summer weather make me want to run around outside all the time! Unfortunately, sometimes this means being outside long enough to make it inside a restaurant. Let’s face it, it’s hard to avoid eating and drinking out when you’re hanging out with friends!

So the war with myself begins. To go out and have a good time and eat poorly, or stay in and sulk but eat healthy foods. I choose neither! Realistically, since I know I’ll potentially be eating out more, I need to try and find some balance in my life.

Here are some tips I came up with to help me enjoy my nights out without coming home feeling overly-stuffed, guilty or sick to my stomach.

Imagine what it must be like knowing something important, something life-saving, before even doctors really promote it. This  is exactly what fitness guru Jack LaLanne knew and worked tirelessly to promote for 80 years!  On Sunday, LaLanne died at the age of 96 due to respiratory failure caused by pneumonia.

It’s hard to truly understand the effect this man had on the way people relate to health and fitness, especially if you’re younger.  Today, fitness and health are hot topics so unless you were around early enough to know how hard Jack LaLanne championed for eating healthy and moving your body every day, you might not be aware of how influential he truly was and continues to be.

I know it seems like we just had a Getting To Know You post – and that’s because we did!  The holidays threw off my schedule and instead of pushing everything back a week, I figured we might as well feature two awesome bloggers this week!

Today, I am excited to present Matt Tabor and his blog, The Kitchen of  Runner. Matt, a self-proclaimed  running foodie, is a senior at the University of Alabama and works to live the most enjoyable life he can, which he accomplishes through dedication to fitness and cooking healthy food.

Check out today’s post about what’s in his freezer. This is a man that loves his bread! See for yourself!

Recently I’ve been experimenting a lot more in the kitchen. I am pretty sure reading all the amazing healthy living and food blogs out there has inspired me to be more adventurous! I’ve seen some spectacular pictures of healthy and delicious dishes, and  I finally decided to try, too!

Although I’ve been a vegetarian for just about 7 years now, I definitely haven’t cooked as many things or experimented with as many new foods as I wanted to.  For a long time, cooking = stress.  Would it turn out right? What if I messed up the recipe? Would I even know what some of the ingredients are or where to find them? So I stuck to simple recipes–mainly pasta, pasta and more pasta.

Eating healthy can be hard.  Not only can it be difficult to fit the more nutritious options into your daily meals, but sometimes we don’t even know what foods to eat.  Of  course fruits and vegetables top off this list, but which ones are the best?  There are so many to choose from.  If I am going to make a point of adding more vegetables to my meals, then I want them to really count! I want to eat the ones that will give me the best nutritional bang for my buck.

Take the mini-food quiz after the jump to test your nutritional knowledge!

In July of this year, my fiance and I decided to plant our own vegetable garden.  Yes, this was a little on the late side to be planting produce, but it took us a while to get things together. It seemed to make sense considering I am always trying to be more conscious of eating enough vegetables, and growing my own vegetables would be the cheapest and tastiest way to get them!

We decided to plant the garden in a small section of his parents’ garden since we didn’t have a gardening space of our own.

fruit and yogurt parfait

It seem like every summer, there’s a renewed emphasis on eating healthy.  Maybe that’s because there are so many tasty fruits and vegetables in season, and maybe it’s because it’s the time of year when everyone wants to look picture perfect for shorts, skirts and tank top season!  Snacking is definitely once place where people’s diet plans are sabotaged, so  I thought I’d tell you about my favorite  tasty healthy snack and provide a few recipes so that you can eat right without sacrificing deliciousness.

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