November kicks off the holiday season and thus a lot of fear in many indivudals regarding fear of weight gain from overindulging on all the wonderful passed dishes. My list below provides you wonderful, nutritious choices for the holiday seasoning giving you the tastes of fall without busting the waistline (when enjoyed in moderation, of course, just like anything).

  • Wonderful Pistachios

      

    • Perfect snacking choice because they require a little work to get to the actual nut
    • Filled with fiber and protein
    • Our Dark Chocolate Pistachio Bark might be a great dessert or homemade gift for the holidays - Dark Chocolate Pistachio Bark
  • Swanson Unsalted Chicken Stock

    • No added salt
    • Packed with flavor
    • Low in saturated fat
    • Great for soup recipes this fall
  • Fresh Cranberries

            

    • In peak season during November
    • Contain a powerful blend of antioxidants, fiber and vitamin C
    • Who’s Thanksgiving table doesn’t have a fresh, cranberry sauce on it!? Move aside canned jellied cranberries - Cranberry Apple Chutney
  • Libby's Pure 100% Pure Pumpkin Canned

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    • Rich in vitamin A and potassium
    • Counts as a serving of veggies
    • Use in non-conventional ways, like in a smoothie or as a dip for the holidays - Pumpkin Hummus
    • For something sweet, try these indivudal Pumpkin Pie Roll-Ups
  • Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour

               

    • Whole grain flour add boost of fiber and protein to baked goods, like our Cranberry Nut Loaf
    • Milled from soft white wheat, providing the perfect texture for biscuits, muffins, cakes, and breads
    • Healthier option for the holiday season
    • Can be used as a 1:1 ratio
  • Dietz and Watson White Turkey Breast

    

  • Good Cook Meat Thermometer

    • Food Safety First! Cook your turkey until the meat thermometer registers 180 degrees F, and 165 degrees F in breast and stuffing
    • Prevents drying out the turkey
  • Argo Cornstarch

     

    • Gluten-free
    • You will definitely need for thickening your holiday gravies and sauces
  • Our Family Slow Cooker Bags

     

  • Sweet Potato

    • Excellent source of vitamin A
    • High in fiber
    • One sweet potato provides over 25% of the RDA (recommended daily allowance) for vitamin E; almost unheard of in a low-fat food
    • Have a natural rich sweetness
    • Fun fact: sometimes called “yams” but they are not true yams
    • Swap the traditional Thanksgiving sweet potato side filled with marshmallows and brown sugar for our lighter version - Mashed Sweet Potatoes        
  • Spartan Natural Applesauce

      

    • Counts as a fruit serving
    • Excellent substitution for things like oil, butter and eggs
      • When substituting for oil in baking: use a 1:1 ratio
      • When substituting for egg, use ¼ cup in place of 1 egg
    • Add moisture to baked products
    • Also provides a natural sweetness which means you can reduce the amount of added sugar - Chocolate Chip Oatmeal and Dried Cherry Cookies
  • Martin's Bakery Cranberry Pumpkin Seed Bread

 

  • Go Raw 100% Organic Raw Pumpkin Seeds

       

    • 100% organic, non-GMO
    • Alternative to nuts
    • Good source of protein, iron, magnesium, copper and manganese
    • Add to salad, homemade granola bars, trail mix, etc. - Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad
  • Organic Prarie Grass-Fed 90% Lean Ground Beef

    • Antibiotic and hormone free
    • Raised on open pastures
    • Low in saturated fat, cholesterol and total fat
    • Perfect for fall chili - Beef Verde Chili
  • Our Family Kidney Beans, No Salt Added

          

    • Plant based source of protein and fiber
    • Low sodium
    • Ready to eat
    • Another great fall chili addition - Game Time Chicken Chili
  • Napa Cabbage

         

  • Fresh Thyme

            

    • One of the most basic, versatile herbs
    • Aroma is subtle
    • Flavor is earthly and a bit sweet
    • Contains essential vitamins and minerals
    • For an enhanced tablescape, use a fresh sprig of thyme at each table setting
    • Incorporate into aclassic comfort dish - Mini Beef Pot Pies
  • Sun Maid Raisins

         

    • All forms fruit and veggies matter!
    • 100%  real fruit; no added sugar
    • ¼ cup equals one serving of fruit
    • Perfect fruit addition to a Thanksgiving stuffing - Northwest Fruit Stuffing
  • Kinnikinnick Gluten Free Pie Crust

      

    • Easy to make gluten-free pie crust perfect for guests with allergies or sensitivities to gluten
    • Each package makes 2 pies!
    • Use for fruit filled, cream filled, potpies and quiches.
    • Gluten Free Gingered Pumpkin Pie
  • Gala Apple

        

    • Well balanced sweet and tart flavor
    • Available year round
    • Packed with complex carbohydrates to give you energy
    • Use for quick snacking, in traditional holiday baking, or incorporate into a hearty breakfast bowl - Apple Crisp Bowl
    • Or add to a seasonal fruit salad - Winter Fruit Salad
  • Pork Chop
     
     
    • Versatile, affordable animal protein source
    • Lean cut of meat
  • Our Family Pine Nuts  

 

  • Provides hearty healthy fatty acids
  • Can add protein to a dish aiding in satiety and blood sugar stabilization
  • Up your avocado toast game - Avocado Ricotta Toast

  • Our Family Diced Butternut Squash
  • Dr. Praeger's All American Burger
  • Dole Mixed Field Greens

    • Veggies first!
    • Check out Dole's seasonal salad recipe from our recent magazine here.

  • Gorgonzola

  • Parsnip
    • Sweet as candy, and versatile
    • Low carbohydrate alternative to mashed potatoes - Root Vegetable Mash

  • Fennel

  • Simply Organic Ground Cinnamon


  • Most familiar and widely used holiday spice
  • Numerous studies suggesting its role as an antioxidant with potential anti-inflammatory, antilipemic, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, and anticancer effects.
  • Use in common baked goods, such as our Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies
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