Making your table healthier during the holidays & all year long!


lasagna-1Wow is all we can say! As another whirlwind holiday of eating and drinking with friends and family comes to a close, we hope you've all tried to eat healthier this holiday season. During this holiday season, we worked with bloggers and the American Cancer Society to make the holidays healther. Many of our blogger friends took to their kitchens and shared their favorite healthier holiday meals. Below is a full round up of the 48 submissions, which cover everything from healthier quesadillas, to popcorn and pie. Integrating some of these healthy eating tricks (along with exercise) into your life year-round can help reduce your risk of cancer and lead to many More Birthdays and holiday seasons to come!  

And be sure to check out @MoreBirthdays on Twitter and the More Birthdays Facebook page.

Always Expect Moore: baked apple crunch

The Art Muse: healthier arroz con dulce (rice pudding)

BabyCenter: unbelievably good (and healthy) chocolate chip cookies

Blueprint For Style: tortellini with lemon and brussel sprouts

Boomer Wizdom: low sodium pad thai

A Boomer’s Life After 50: low fat latkes

Boston Mamas: colorful veggie lasagna

Busy Dad Blog: healthier eating tips

Charlene Chronicles: peppermint popcorn

The Country Chic Cottage: healthier peanut butter pancakes

Dancing Hot Dogs: ground turkey primavera

The DC Moms: healthier quesadillas

A Design So Vast: homemade tomato sauce, kale salad, and applesauce

The Fabulous Giver: Greek yogurt cupcakes

Formerly Phread: a healthier cookie for Santa

Giving Up on Perfect: pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Harlem Lovebirds: Waldorf salad

Hispana Global: creamy and healthy chocolate dessert

Home Cooking Memories: white bean and roasted red pepper dip

I’m Not the Nanny: blueberry Greek yogurt scones

Jessica’s Coupons: crock pot buffalo chicken salad wraps

Kim World: holiday green smoothies

Live Do Grow: crock pot beef roast

Miss Pretty As A Peacock: cranberry ginger tea

The Mission List: two delicious and easy soups

Mom Confessionals: linguine with sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and lemon

Mom Generations: meatballs with veggies

Mom’s Favorite Stuff: healthy peanut butter cookies

Moms and Munchkins: Greek pizza

Mommies with Style: white fish with guacamole sauce

Mommy of a Monster: brussels sprouts and bacon with leeks and pine nuts

Mommy Noire: carrot pancakes

Mother Talkers: pumpkin squash stew

The Motherhood: the best smoothies

My Diary Entry: low fat banana bread

A Parenting Production: pumpkin bread

Pinch This Stretch That: birthday fruit cake

Quirky Fusion: creamy crock pot chicken tacos

Quit the Crap: eggplant lasagna

Raising Colorado: kale and bean soup

Run DMT: spinach, chicken, and sausage egg cups

Run Wifey Run: apple pie

Something Fierce: lime chicken with poblano Greek yogurt sauce

Southern Savers: white chocolate dipped oatmeal-cranberry cookies

Stress Free Baby: egg and sausage quiche

This Full House: cranberry bread

Using My Words: pumpkin pie yogurt dip

When You Wake Up a Mother: sweet basil and butternut squash soup

Photo credit Christine Koh