Links We Love – Gluten, Healthy Appetizer Recipe, and More

The holiday season is here, and with it comes the annual challenge of enjoying the good stuff without indulging your way right out of your favorite jeans or party dress.

Healthy Food

Healthy recipes, exercise tips and nutrition mysteries demystified are all part of this week’s Links We Love to help you stay on track without feeling deprived this month.

How to Burn Off 24 Holiday Foods

If your goal this holiday season is to keep added weight at bay, this could help.  Studies have indicated that knowing not just calories in a food but how long you have to exercise to work off those calories can be an effective motivation to make healthier choices.  Feast your eyes on what you’ll need to do to exercise off some of your favorite holiday foods.

Easy Party Appetizer: Nuts with Goat Cheese and Grapes

Who couldn’t go for an easy appetizer recipe this time of year?  With parties and get togethers galore over the next few weeks, easy appetizer recipes can help take the stress out of planning and prep.  These little bites of nut, goat cheese and grapes are just the right mix of flavors and textures and certainly not the same old appetizer that everyone else will be serving.

Test Your Gluten Expertise

The term gluten-free is everywhere these days, from grocery store shelves to restaurant menus to national news headlines.  How much do you know about gluten and a gluten-free diet?  Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.

Demystifying Calories: Already There, and Miles to Go 

Dr. David Katz is once again breaking down nutrition and taking the mystery out of those much feared calories.  His comparison may just make you rethink your relationship with those little measures of energy.

Juice Cleanses: Separating Fact from Fiction

Chances are you’ve probably tried one or pinned one on your Diet Pinterest board, because juice cleanses are often a favorite with dieters looking to lose weight fast or quickly get back on track after a seriously indulgent weekend (welcome to the holiday season!).  The truth is juice cleanses may not be all they’re cracked up to be.  Learn the facts here before you try one.