- By Jennifer O'Hara
Housecall: Healthy Options for Thanksgiving
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Serve up a healthier Thanksgiving this year. These recipes have all the taste of the dishes you love, but with less fat and fewer calories.
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HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
Butter vs. margarine: What's healthier?
Margarine usually beats butter when it comes to heart health. Margarine is made from vegetable oils, so it contains no cholesterol, and it generally has more polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat than butter does. But not all margarines are created equal, and some may even be worse than butter. In general, the more solid the margarine, the more trans fat it contains. Look for a spread with the fewest calories that tastes good to you, doesn't have trans fats and has the least amount of saturated fat.
Need practical advice on diet and exercise? Want creative solutions for stress and other lifestyle issues? Discover even more healthy lifestyle topics at MayoClinic.org.
Nutrition-wise: Cooking a turkey? Avoid these mishaps
Kitchen calamities are common, especially when preparing a holiday turkey. Here's how to keep your meal edible and safe.