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National Pomegranate Month

National Pomegranate Month

It’s National Pomegranate Month, and you can work the in-season fruit into both sweet and savory recipes for a fresh burst of flavor. These healthy pomegranate recipes can help you get started.

First up is a beautiful dish for holiday breakfast, Cinnamon Spice and Pomegranate Oatmeal.

Cinnamon Spice and Pomegranate Oatmeal

 

Baked Balsamic Goat Cheese Stuffed Pomegranate Chicken is an easy weeknight dinner for the family.

Baked Balsamic Goat Cheese Stuffed Pomegranate Chicken

 

Lighten up everyone’s favorite with this Caramelized Butternut, Crispy Kale, and Fontina Pizza with pomegranate salsa.

Caramelized Butternut, Crispy Kale, and Fontina Pizza

Caramelized Butternut, Crispy Kale + Fontina Pizza

 

This beautiful Apple-Pomegranate Breakfast Crumble would be perfect for a Christmas morning surprise.

Apple-Pomegranate Breakfast Crumble (Gluten and Grain Free!)

 

Whip up a romantic date night with Beef Filets with Pomegranate-Pinot Sauce.

Fall Farro Salad with Halloumi & Pomegranates
Image and Recipe via My Fitness Pal

 

This Fall Farro Salad with Halloumi & Pomegranates is a celebration of colorful in-season veggies.

Fall Farro Salad w/ Halloumi & Pomegranates

 

Go vegetarian for dinner tonight with Baked Pumpkin with Rocket, Feta, and Pomegranate.

Baked Pumpkin with Rocket, Feta, and Pomegranate
Image and Recipe via Adeline and Lumiere

Healthy Holiday Tips

‘Tis the Season to Be Merry and Healthy with Healthy Holiday Tips!

If you’re not careful navigating the holidays, you can easily get sick and ruin your plans. Assist America, our emergency travel assistance partner, has healthy holiday tips to keep you healthy while traveling this holiday season.

From getting all of your last-minute holiday shopping done, to decorating the house, attending holiday events, and packing to visit family, the holidays can take a toll on your immune system. The changing weather and cold temperatures can also affect your health, and whether you travel by car, train, or plane, you may be in contact with germs that you’re not used to. Taking these easy steps can help protect you.

Before Travel

  1. First and foremost, get your flu shot.

    Getting your flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. While flu season begins in late October, it usually peaks from December to February. Crowded places where people are close to each other a stretch of time, like shopping malls, airplanes, or trains are prime spots to pick up the flu.

  2. Take a daily vitamin.

    While vitamins may not prevent you from getting sick, taking vitamins and supplements throughout the year can help boost your immune system. Talk to your doctor about which vitamins are best for you, and combine them with a healthy diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, and healthy fats to be your best.

  3. Prepare a travel kit.

    While packing for your trip, prepare a small travel kit. You can include individual disinfectant, alcohol, and antiseptic wipes, hand sanitizer, a pack of tissues, bandaids, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash. You can also use small plastic bags or a pill organizer to pack your usual vitamins, so you don’t stop taking them while traveling.

During Travel

  1. Watch what you touch.

    Be aware of what you’re touching when you travel. Door and suitcase handles, public bathroom faucets, and money are touched by people all day long. Make sure not to touch your face after touching things like these and wash your hands with soap and water regularly. If you can’t wash your hands, use your hand sanitizer.

  2. Clean your surroundings.

    Tray tables, plane touch-screen monitors and remotes, armrests, restaurant tables, and many other surfaces you touch during your trip are infamous for being covered with germs. Use cleaning or alcohol wipes to clean off these surfaces before you get settled. Then, wash your hands again after using them for extra safety.

  3. Avoid physical contact.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people with the flu can spread it to others up to roughly 6 feet away, so while it may be difficult to do in a crowded space, try to avoid close contact with the people around you.

    Once you’re with your loved ones for the holidays, avoid sharing glasses and silverware during meals, and use a strict single-dipping policy.

After Travel

  1. Take a shower as soon as you get to your destination.

    To wash off all the germs you might have been exposed to during your trip, take a well-deserved shower as soon as you get to your family’s or hotel. Change into a clean set of clothes after, and you’ll feel clean, refreshed, and ready to enjoy holiday celebrations!

  2. Eat healthy food.

    We all know too well that the holidays are no time to diet, however, you can be mindful of the types of food you eat. Make room for vegetables and fresh fruits at every meal. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, carrots, oranges, pears, and other exotic fruits are all in season in December, and they’re all a great source of healthy vitamins.

  3. Stay hydrated.

    When you’re in an plane, car, or train for a long time, your body can get dehydrated. Make sure you’re drinking plenty of liquids throughout your travel.

    During celebrations, you should also make sure you continue to drink plenty of water in addition to all the alcoholic and sugary drinks you may be tempted by!

 

By taking these few simple steps, you’ll give yourself and your family a better chance at enjoying a germ-free holiday season.

Still, if you do get sick while traveling during the holidays, remember to contact Assist America, our emergency travel assistance partner who is available 24/7 to help you find a qualified doctor near your location or secure prescriptions at a local pharmacy. To talk to an Assist America coordinator, download the Assist America Mobile App or call 1-800-872-1414 or +1-609-986-1234 (outside of the U.S.).

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Corn Month

Corn Month

It’s Corn Month, so make the most of the veggie with these healthy corn recipes.

First up is a simple and refreshing side that’s especially good with Mexican food, Fresh Cilantro Corn Salad.

Fresh Cilantro Corn Salad

 

This veggie-packed Southwest Chicken Skillet is the perfect, easy weeknight meal for the family.

Southwest Chicken Skillet
Image and Recipe via Barefeet in the Kitchen

 

This light Zucchini Corn Salad is the perfect fall replacement for heavy potluck sides.

Zucchini Corn Salad

 

Fish has never been easier with these refreshing Honey Lime Tilapia and Corn Foil Packs.

Honey Lime Tilapia and Corn Foil Packs
Image and Recipe via Delish

 

Substitute this delicious Basil Pesto & Roasted Corn Rice for your standard rice pilaf.

Basil Pesto & Roasted Corn Rice

 

Make the most of sweet corn with this tasty Fresh Sweet Corn Salad.

Fresh Sweet Corn Salad
Image and Recipe via Eating Well

 

Get your last taste of summer in with these Chicken, Tomatoes, and Corn Foil Packs.

Chicken, Tomatoes, and Corn Foil Packs
Image and Recipe via Delish

Healthy Summer Fruit Recipes

Healthy Summer Fruit Recipes

It’s the best time of year to make the most of delicious in-season summer melons, berries, and more. Make the most of it with these healthy summer fruit recipes.

This light Summer Fruit Salad is great to prep and then mix at your next summer barbecue.

Summer Fruit Salad

 

Get tropical with these creamy, coconut-based Strawberry Frozen Pops.

Strawberry Popsicles
Image and Recipe via Preppy Kitchen

 

Need a light, no-bake summer dessert? This Fruit Pizza is perfect for serving a crowd.

Healthy Fruit Pizza – 2 Ways! + Recipe VIDEO

 

Try something new with this smoky, savory fruit salad called Watermelon Chaat.

Watermelon Chaat
Image and Recipe via New York Times Cooking

 

This 5-Minute Fruit Tart with Creamy Banana Filling secretly uses cauliflower for creaminess!

5 Minute Fruit Tart With Creamy Banana Filling

 

Whip up 100% fruit treats with these refreshing Kiwi Watermelon Fruit Frozen Pops.

Kiwi Watermelon Fruit Popsicles

 

Make your fruit salad into a dessert with Creamy Fruit Salad, dressed in a delicious yogurt sauce.

Creamy Fruit Salad

National Baby Food Week

National Baby Food Week

It’s National Baby Food Week, and if you have time to make some of your own baby food, these delicious and healthy baby food recipes are here to help.

First up is a Peach and Cauliflower Baby Puree that uses in-season peaches to sweeten it up:

Peach and Cauliflower Baby Puree
Image and Recipe via Baby FoodE

 

Sneak in some sweet potatoes with this Mango, Sweet Potato, and Banana Baby Food.

Mango, Sweet Potato, and Banana Baby Food

Baby Yummies: Mango, Sweet potato, and banana

 

Get them to eat their greens with this Peas, Zucchini, and Mint Baby Food.

Peas, Zucchini, and Mint Baby Food
Image and Recipe via Baby FoodE

 

If your baby is ready to start on more solid foods, try this Chicken Carrot Baby Puree.

Baby Food: Chicken Carrot Baby Puree

 

Peach, Raspberry, and Quinoa Chunky Puree packs a protein punch.

Peach, Raspberry, and Quinoa Chunky Puree
Image and Recipe via Baby FoodE

 

Hide squash under sweet fruit flavors in this easy Pomegranate Pumpkin Pear Puree.

 

Whip up a hearty and fruity Blackberry, Kale, and Apple Puree for your little one.

Blackberry, Kale, and Apple Puree
Image and Recipe via Baby FoodE

Healthy Butter Lettuce Recipes

Healthy Butter Lettuce Recipes

Fresh produce is coming back into season for spring. Lighten up your meals this week with versatile, healthy butter lettuce recipes perfect for lunches on the go.

First up is a Simple Butter Lettuce Salad that’s perfect as a side for lunch or dinner.

Simple Butter Lettuce Salad
Image and Recipe via The Modern Proper

 

Whip up these easy and light Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Wraps for a meatless meal.

Buffalo Chickpea Lettuce Wraps + Video

 

Green Dragon Apple Salad with Butter Lettuce, Blue Cheese Crumbles, and Walnuts is a perfect lunch.

Green Dragon Apple Salad with Butter Lettuce, Blue Cheese Crumbles, and Walnuts
Image and Recipe via Louise Mellor

 

Korean Barbecue Pork Lettuce Wraps are a hearty and filling dinner your family will love to assemble.

Korean Barbecue Pork Lettuce Wraps
Image and Recipe via Use Real Butter

 

Save this Grilled Butter Lettuce with Buttermilk Chive Dressing for summer get-togethers.

Grilled Butter Lettuce with Buttermilk Chive Dressing
Image and Recipe via Fine Cooking

 

Crunchy BBQ Chickpea Lettuce Wraps are a light way to enjoy your favorite flavors.

Crunchy BBQ Chickpea Lettuce Wraps.

 

This Favorite Green Salad is a perfect staple to serve with all your favorite spring dishes.

Favorite Green Salad
Image and Recipe via This Healthy Table

Healthy Radicchio Recipes

Healthy Radicchio Recipes

This week, we’re helping you get ready for spring by featuring in-season, healthy radicchio recipes.

First up is an easy Radicchio, Avocado, Chicken, Grape, and Hazelnut Salad.

Raddichio, Avocado, Chicken, Grape and Hazelnut Salad with Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette

 

­Whip up these simple Quesadillas with Apple, Radicchio & Pomegranate for a healthy app.

Fall Quesadillas with Apple, Radicchio & Pomegranate

 

Grilled Radicchio, Summer Squashes, and Scallions go great with fish or chicken for a healthy dinner.

Grilled Radicchio, Summer Squashes, and Scallions
Image and Recipe via Martha Stewart

 

These Tuna and White Bean Radicchio Lettuce Wraps make the perfect light lunch.

Tuna and White Bean Radicchio Lettuce Wraps
Image and Recipe via Brook Lark

 

Fig, Green Bean, and Radicchio Salad with Hazelnuts is a surprisingly delicious combination.

Fig, Green Bean, and Radicchio Salad with Hazelnuts
Image and Recipe via Gourmande in the Kitchen

 

Radicchio, Pear, Gorgonzola, Pomegranate, and Walnut Salad is a tasty lunch or pre-dinner salad.

Radicchio, Pear, Gorgonzola, Pomegranate, and Walnut Salad

 

This beautiful Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi with Pancetta and Seared Radicchio will impress guests.

Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi with Pancetta and Seared Radicchio
Image and Recipe via Yummly