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Healthy Breakfast

It’s a new year and time to stick to those resolutions! So this month in food, we’re giving you healthy recipes for all the times you eat. This week, it was healthy breakfast.

First up was a list of ideas for fast and easy energy-boosting toasts.

21 Energy-Boosting Breakfast Toasts
Image and Recipe via Buzzfeed Life

 

Look at a whole month of 350-Calorie Breakfasts from Rachel Ray, like this Cheesy Bacon and Tomato Strata.

Cheesy Bacon and Tomato Strata

 

These Skinny Vanilla Glazed Raspberry Swirl Scones can be made ahead for a quick and tasty breakfast on the go.

Skinny Vanilla Glazed Raspberry Swirl Scones

Skinny Vanilla Glazed Raspberry Swirl Scones

 

Oatmeal is a hearty winter favorite and heart-healthy. Get some inspiration for all the things you can do with it.

Oatmeal Variations

3 x Breakfast Oatmeals & Copenhagen

 

These Baked Vanilla Bean Doughnuts  are easier than the fried treat and a much healthier breakfasts.

Vanilla Bean Doughnuts
Image and Recipe via Cooking Classy

 

This Low-Fat Chocolate Chip Raspberry Quick Bread is a great baking project for the weekend that will make a tasty breakfast all week long.

Low-Fat Chocolate Chip Raspberry Quick Bread

 

Vegetarian Benedicts with Thyme Sabayon are a unique twist on the Eggs Benedict classic that will be perfect for a weekend breakfast.

Vegetarian Benedicts with Thyme Sabayon

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Time Is Up: Make Healthy Resolutions

Making Healthy Resolutions

It’s that time again to start picking out your New Years Resolutions. If you always go too big and forget about them within the month, each day this week we gave you some little changes and healthy resolutions you can stick to.

The hardest one is to quit smoking. It’s hard to do, but it’s standing in the way of your healthy life. We can help members connect to resources and support with our Quit For Life program.

Quit Smoking Resolution

 

Today’s resolution is to get more sleep. Sleep is when your body and mind heals and prepares. Find more info about sleep on our Pinterest.

Getting Enough Sleep

 

Stress has been linked to big health problems, like heart disease, diabetes, and depression. Find info on ways to relieve some of your stress on our Pinterest board.

Managing Stress in the New Year

 

Resolve to get yearly checkups with your main doctor and dentist. It helps catch problems early and keeps you up-to-date on things like shots.

Regular Checkups for Your Health

 

Floss your teeth! It sounds simple, but only half of Americans do it. Yet smiles are the first feature we notice. Take the time on your teeth, and people will notice.

Flossing for Your Future

 

Dieting sounds like a lot, so instead, focus on only eating healthy portions this New Year and watch your health improve!

Portions

 

Make a routine and stick to it. A routine in the morning can help you get up to workout, and one at night can help you go to sleep.

Building a Healthy Routine

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Party Food Service

Healthy Party Food

We know that the final party of the year was coming up, so this week in food we gave you light party food recipes to get a jump start on your resolutions.

First up was advice on how to build the perfect Cheese Platter.

Cheese Platter

 

Try making this people-pleasing Caramelized Onion Spread for just 98 calories for your party.

Caramelized Onion Spread

 

Watch this video for an impressive Smoked Salmon Bite appetizer tonight.

Smoked Salmon Bite

 

Try this easy Pomegranate, Pear, and Goat Cheese Crostini as an appetizer or as a snack.

Pomegranate, Pear and Goat Cheese Crostini

 

Make these Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms for a fan favorite at just 48 calories.

Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms

 

This Dark Chocolate and Cinnamon Fruit Dip seems decadent, but is actually made with Greek yogurt.

Dark Chocolate Greek Yogurt Dip for Fruit

 

Make these Spicy Shrimp Cakes with Corn and Avocado Salsa as an impressive appetizer or a light meal.

Spicy Shrimp Cakes with Corn and Avocado Salsa

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Baking Christmas Cookies

Healthy Christmas Cookies

This week in food, we gave you delicious and healthy recipes for Christmas cookies to make for your holiday celebrations.

First up was a classic Gingerbread Cookie that clocks in at just 91 calories.

Gingerbread Cookie

 

Chewy Molasses Cookies are a spicy holiday classic you can leave out for Santa.

Chewy Molasses Cookies

 

These Chocolate and Peppermint Cookies have all the flavors of the holiday season.

Chocolate and Peppermint Cookies

 

These Raspberry Linzer Windowpane Cookies are delicious at just 79 calories each.

Raspberry Linzer Windowpane Cookies

 

Try these easy Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies for a gluten-free option.

Pistachio Thumbprint Cookies

 

These organic Coconut Butter Cookies are also gluten-free and no-bake.

Organic Coconut Butter Cookies/Bark Recipe

 

Mexican Chocolate Cookies have a surprise kick, and are just 80 calories each.

Mexican Chocolate Cookies

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Season of Giving Presents

Season of Giving

While it’s getting down to the wire to give to a Christmas charity, it’s never too late for giving. Donate to one of these organizations that works year-round.

UNICEF strives to help children around the world all the time. Learn more about them and give this holiday season!

It’s not too late to adopt your kids a pet for Christmas! Help an animal or just give at the American Humane Society.

Adopt an animal with the World Wildlife Fund and teach your kids about protecting them around the world.

Make-A-Wish International helps give joy to sick kids around the world all-year. Donate today!

Direct Relief helps people around the world, particularly in emergencies, like Ebola. Deliver a world of good!

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital works to treat and cure the diseases that hurt our kids most. Help them operate.

The United Nations Foundation has campaigns to help people around the world. This holiday season, choose a good cause.

Holiday Safety

Holiday Safety

This week on social media, we gave you helpful holiday safety tips for staying safe this season.

Make sure you carefully inspect holiday lights each year and throw out old or damaged lights that could cause fires.

Holiday Lights

Fresh trees are best for avoiding fires. Fake trees should say they’re fire resistant.

Christmas Trees

 

Always turn your holiday lights off when you leave the house and go to bed.

Outdoor Holiday Lights

 

Never connect more than one extension cord together. Use one long cord. Connecting extension cords increases the risk of fires.

Tangled Cords

 

Never keep open flames near your trees, garland, wreaths, or fabric decorations.

Candles and the Holidays

 

Don’t burn wrapping paper in the fireplace. They can ignite and burn suddenly and intensely, causing worse fires.

Holiday Fireplace

 

Be careful with fire salts that change your fire’s color. Keep out of the reach of children, they can contain heavy metals.

A Fire During the Holidays

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Christmas Breakfast and Coffee

Healthy Christmas Breakfast

While most of your holiday food is pretty standard, seize the unique opportunity for family Christmas breakfast with these recipes.

First up, is a cozy Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal that you can make ahead in your slow cooker.

Pumpkin Spice Slow Cooker Oatmeal + A Double Giveaway!

 

These Cranberry Chocolate Biscotti are a great breakfast treat with coffee, and make good gifts.

Cranberry Dark Chocolate Biscotti
Image and Recipe via Pinch of Yum

 

These Savory Breakfast Pizzas are quick to make, and sure to be a family hit.

Savory Breakfast Pizzas
Image and Recipe via 7970 Miles

 

These Linzer Muffins are perfect for the holidays and will be good made in advance or the morning of.’

Linzer Muffins

 

This Berry, Banana, Quinoa, and Steel Cut Oats Bake can be made in advance and is healthier than coffee cakes.

Berry Banana Steel Cut Oats and Quinoa Breakfast Bake

 

This Asparagus Quiche has a secretly healthy crust, and your family will never know.

Asparagus Quiche
Image and Recipe via Tasty Kitchen

 

These Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes look fancy and tasty, but are healthy!

Old Fashioned Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes

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