Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

  • Remember the focus of the holidays!  Thanksgiving kicks off 6 weeks of parties, eating, and drinking; focus spending time with family and friends instead of on food and drinks
  • Start off your holiday morning with an omelet or egg scramble filled with fresh or leftover vegetables – try a veggie frittata or breakfast sandwich (for recipes visit the ALIVE! Nutrition page)

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

  • Choose appetizers that help you get in your 3 cups of vegetables per day like a vegetable platter with low fat hummus or yogurt dips
  • Choose appetizers that add fiber by using veggies and whole grains such as roasted red pepper spread on whole wheat crackers or creamy garbanzo dip (hummus) with whole wheat pita chips

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

  • Choose a variety of colorful vegetables for more nutrients – make a simple crudités with carrots sticks, bell pepper strips, cucumber slices, and cherry tomatoes
  • For soups, cook vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash, and potatoes until they are soft enough to puree and season