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Healthy, Low-Stress Meals for the Holidays

Recipes for building a better season of festivities

By Robyn Webb ,

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?


Herb-Roasted Turkey
Wild Rice With Herbs and Mushrooms

Very Gingery Pumpkin Mousse

Braised Cabbage With Apples
Broccoli With Hazelnuts
Shredded Brussels Sprouts
Italian Greens
Wild Mushroom Soup
Pear and Cranberry Cast-Iron Crisps
Corn Pudding



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