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Holiday Food Safety Tips

Holiday Food Safety Tips

Are you cooking for a crowd this holiday season? In honor of Food Service Safety Month, we can help you protect your guests with these helpful holiday food safety tips.

Keep hot food hot and cold food cold while serving guests with things like slow cookers and ice trays.

Put leftovers away after eating. Toss perishable foods that are left out for more than 2 hours.

Putting Away Leftovers

 

Make sure you’re cleaning produce properly before you start cooking.

Cleaning Before Cooking in the Holiday Season

Cleaning Before Eating

 

Do you know how to cook safely, like avoiding cross-contamination? Brush up for holiday meals.

Safe Holiday Food Prep

Preparing Your Food Safely

 

Cooking meats to the right internal temperature could be the difference between a happy holiday and a disaster.

Cooking Thoroughly During the Holiday Season

Hot Enough

 

Fight food waste in your leftovers this holiday season by storing food properly, using your freezer, and more.

Making the Most of Holiday Leftovers

Fight Food Waste

 

How long are all those leftovers and special ingredients good for? We can help.

When to Eat and When to Toss Holiday Leftovers

Decoding Expiration Dates

Coming Together for the Holidays

Healthy Holiday Dishes

This week, we have some healthy holiday dishes for your parties and meals.

First up is a guilt-free appetizer, Turkey Cranberry Meatballs.

Turkey Cranberry Meatballs

Turkey Cranberry Meatballs

 

These easy Roasted Cranberry and Goat Cheese Flatbreads are like holiday pizza.

Roasted Cranberry and Goat Cheese Flatbreads

roasted cranberry and goat cheese flatbreads

 

Cranberry Pecan Mini Goat Cheese Balls help you keep your holiday portions under control.

Cranberry Pecan Mini Goat Cheese Balls

 

One Pan Cranberry Balsamic Roasted Chicken is a simple meal for holiday entertaining.

One Pan Cranberry Balsamic Roasted Chicken {Paleo}

 

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Grapes & Figs are the perfect holiday potluck side.

Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Grapes & Figs – Gluten Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes

 

Hearty Caramelized Onion Apple Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash is great for holiday guests.

Caramelized Onion Apple Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash {Paleo & Whole30}

 

Make holiday dessert easy with Baked Pears with Honey, Cranberries, and Pecans.

Baked Pears with Honey, Cranberries and Pecans

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Making the Most of Buttercup Squash Recipes

Healthy Buttercup Squash Recipes

Squash is in season, and this week, we featured buttercup squash recipes. You’ll love these healthy, hearty dishes!

Black Bean and Buttercup Wraps with Chimichurri Sauce are a great burrito substitute.

Black bean and buttercup wraps with chimichurri sauce

 

Roasted Chicken & Buttercup Squash with Herbed Honey Mustard is the perfect fall dinner.

Roasted Chicken & Buttercup Squash with Herbed Honey Mustard
Image and Recipe via Raising Jane

 

Make Buttercup Sage Mac and Cheese for a secretly healthy family favorite.

Buttercup Sage Mac and Cheese *with Bourbon*

 

Roasted Buttercup Squash & Tahini Dip will be your new fall-favorite appetizer.

Roasted Buttercup Squash & Tahini Dip
Image and Recipe via All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

 

Curried Buttercup Squash Soup is ideal for guests or dinner parties.

Curried Buttercup Squash Soup

 

These Mini Buttercup Squash Spice Cakes are a tasty dessert for fall cravings.

Mini Buttercup Squash Spice Cakes & A Baking Contest

 

Buttercup Squash Crumble Bars are a healthy snack your kids will love.

Buttercup Squash Crumble Bars

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A Healthy Dessert Spread

Secretly Healthy Desserts

This week for Fruit and Veggies–More Matters Month, we have secretly healthy desserts filled with produce that your whole family will love.

First up is a vegan take on the classic, Vegan Carrot Cake.

Vegan Carrot Cake (& Frosting)

 

You’ll never know Dark Chocolate and Avocado Mousse is filled with the healthy fat.

Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse

 

This simple Blueberry Zucchini Snack Cake is perfect for your kids’ sweet snacking.

Blueberry Zucchini Snack Cake with Lemon Buttercream

 

Make this easy Vegan Strawberry Tiramisu for a light take on the classic.

Vegan Tiramisu with Strawberries

 

Spinach Brownies with Pumpkin Frosting are perfect for your fall get-together.

Spinach Brownies with Pumpkin Frosting
Image and Recipe via I Should Be Mopping the Floor

 

Whip up this tasty Skinny Mocha Banana Crunch Ice Cream for a refreshing dessert.

Skinny Mocha Banana Crunch Ice Cream

 

These Vegan Chocolate Lava Cakes will wow your family or guests.

Vegan Chocolate Lava Cakes

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Wonderful World of Beet Recipes

Healthy Beet Recipes

This week in food, we featured versatile, in-season beet recipes, with both sweet and savory dishes.

First up is a Beet, Arugula, and Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese that is an adult take on the comfort food.

Beet, Arugula, and Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese
Image and Recipe via BS in the Kitchen

 

These Beet and Avocado Deviled Eggs are perfect for the holiday season, and completely guilt-free.

Beet and Avocado Deviled Eggs

 

Oven Baked Beet Chips are a great healthy, salty snack to make ahead.

Oven Baked Beet Chips
Image and Recipe via A Spicy Perspective

 

Make this Chocolate Beet Cake with Beet Cream Cheese Frosting for a beautiful, healthy dessert.

Chocolate Beet Cake with Beet Cream Cheese Frosting

 

Roasted Beet Hummus is the perfect eye-catching appetizer for your holiday get-togethers.

Roasted Beet Hummus

 

Beet Crust Pizza is a clever way to work veggies into a homemade version of takeout.

Beet Crust Pizza
Image and Recipe via Bakers Royale

 

Beet Sorbet is a unique dessert that will wow your holiday guests.

Carrot and Beet Sorbet

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