07:33am Wednesday 20 November 2019

Celebrate a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season

Are you looking forward to the season of turkey and stuffing that is almost upon us—but not looking forward to stuffing yourself? The November issue of Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, has everything you need to get through the upcoming holidays happier and healthier.

This special food issue has the right recipes to put you on a healthy track for your celebrations, including:

A Mellow Meal: Everyone loves the big traditional holiday meal. How about a healthy and delicious version that’s easy, too? Diabetes Forecast has a complete dinner for your family that is guaranteed to bring joy to their faces, including recipes for herb-roasted turkey and wild rice with herbs and mushrooms, topped off with a very gingery pumpkin mousse.

The Beauty of Vegetables: They are one of nature’s works of art, but what is really beautiful about vegetables is how healthy they can make a meal. Diabetes Forecast takes holiday staples to a whole new level with tasty recipes for braised cabbage with apples, broccoli with hazelnuts, shredded brussels sprouts and Italian greens. The results will be picture perfect, and also good for you.

Little Taste of Heaven: A little bit of lusciousness can go a long way. These recipes, which include wild mushroom soup, pear and cranberry cast-iron crisps and corn pudding, adjust the ingredients and portion sizes so you can slim down your holidays, but not miss out on the good stuff.

Meaningful holidays are not just about good food, though. When families gather together, the occasion offers a great chance to make time for physical activity, let family and friends know how much you care about them and lend a hand to those in need. Something More to Celebrate has suggestions on how to create holiday traditions that allow friends and family to bond, while going beyond the food. How about a physically active celebration that also has the side effect of bringing your blood glucose down? Or what about making the holidays special by looking for meaning and volunteering in your community? Diabetes Forecast has all the activities you need so partygoers will have fun—and won’t miss the snacking—this holiday season.

Read these exciting articles, as well as additional healthy features and regular columns, in the November issue of Diabetes Forecast

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to stop diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.


Lauren Gleason
703-549-1500 ext. 2622

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