Healthy, Low-Stress Meals for the Holidays
Recipes for building a better season of festivities
Looking forward to the season of turkey and stuffing—but not to the season of stuffing yourself? You're in good company. Truth is, Thanksgiving and the holidays that follow don't have to mean a six-week marathon of fat, carbs, and calories. There are healthier ways to celebrate, and the recipes in this special issue can put you on the right track.
Then again, what if these gatherings weren't only about food? We talked to people who have created new traditions for their holidays, making them into something more meaningful than watching TV in the usual post-turkey daze. When you gather together, yes, of course you may eat, but you can also enjoy spending time with others, making time for physical activity, letting family and friends know how much you care about them—and lending a hand to those in need.
Even the most hallowed traditions had to start somewhere. Why not let new healthy ones begin here?
Wild Rice With Herbs and Mushrooms
Very Gingery Pumpkin Mousse
Braised Cabbage With Apples
Broccoli With Hazelnuts
Shredded Brussels Sprouts
Wild Mushroom Soup
Pear and Cranberry Cast-Iron Crisps