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Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

December 22, 2010 Category :Healthy News 0

There are other ways to enjoy the food during the season minus the guilt. Here are some tips for healthy holiday eating:

• When confronted with the desire to eat a holiday treat, don’t hesitate to treat yourself with just a bite. Allowing yourself to sample the food you like can help you not to overeat when the craving is just too much to bear.

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Holiday Partying Tips

December 21, 2010 Category :Healthy News| Stress Busters 0

A holiday party is never complete without an array of carbohydrate-rich foods that are sure to raise your sugar level!  Picture a traditional Noche Buena feast: Christmas ham or the Filipino favorite lechon as the dinner centerpiece, pasta, morcon plus a myriad of other appetizers, side dishes and desserts.

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Tips for a Merry Christmas, even for Diabetes

December 20, 2010 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

Christmas, without doubt, is one of the seasons most awaited by people all over the world.  Like any other family, the clan has been looking forward to celebrating christmas every year, as the kids know it means not just presents but all the food they like spread out on the dinner table. » Continue Reading

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10 Stress Free Christmas Shopping Tips

December 19, 2010 Category :Stress Busters 0

Thinking of doing your last-minute Christmas shopping and already getting stressed out?  Here are 10 things you can keep in mind to get you through shopping for Christmas:

1.  Make a gift list.  This one always works! Before heading out to the mall or to the tiangge, carefully think about all those you want to give presents to this Christmas and list their names on a piece of paper.  and make sure not to lose that paper!  You could also try listing the names in your mobile phones or your PDAs.

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Christmas Shopping minus the Stress

December 18, 2010 Category :Stress Busters 0

Is there such thing as stress-free Christmas shopping? When I was assigned to write about this topic, I was taken aback for I was not quite sure where to start. Shopping or Christmas? Both are stressful, and yet I will write about the opposite! With this dilemma, I began to wonder: why are shopping and Christmas so stressful? » Continue Reading

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How to Prevent and Treat Colds

December 17, 2010 Category :Diabetes Facts| Healthy Advocacy 0

It’s Christmas season once again and, incidentally, flu season as well. During the holidays, cold weather is felt worldwide, and simple coughs and colds are very common. People with chronic diseases like diabetes are more susceptible to colds or flu complications. Having colds most especially among diabetics is a big no-no. Any illness or infection like colds can cause high blood sugar. Here are some ways to prevent and treat a cold. » Continue Reading

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No-Guilt Tiramisu

December 16, 2010 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

The Italian pick me up receives a sweet twist.  Marsala is an Italian fortified wine that offers a sweet and strong kick to the dessert.  In its absence, opt for a sweet red wine or omit altogether.  The original mascarpone cheese has been replaced with a healthier low fat ricotta or cream cheese.  It is one dessert you can’t get enough of.

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Vegetable Skewers

December 15, 2010 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Grilled vegetable sticks make for a festive side dish instead of the traditional barbecue.  Play around with the vegetables you use by adding seasonal vegetables available, from young corn or even portabello mushrooms.  Enjoy it with a different blue cheese dressing or go Filipino with a touch of barbecue flavored sauce.  Use lemongrass sticks for a different flavor.

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Salmon Bake

December 14, 2010 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

This delicious baked dish is certain to please everyone in the family.  The gratin mixture on top makes for a crunchy bite that leaves everyone savoring for more.  It is quite difficult to believe that this dish can be prepared in no time at all.  Perfect for holidays and beyond.

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Oven Baked Spring Rolls

December 13, 2010 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Update the Vietnamese spring roll with this baked version that is filled with a lot of healthy fillings. Or improve this version with bite-sized dumpling versions that can be baked, steamed or boiled. The dipping sauce provides a fiery and tangy counterpoint for the dish.

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