How Many Calories Will You Drink Over The Holidays?

A glass or two of celebratory cheer – a toast to the New Year … Just a heads up: all of those drinks can really pack a caloric punch. So, just like drinking wisely (and of course, not driving), don’t forget to factor in all those calories. A Drink Is … A standard alcoholic drink […]

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Holiday Turkey Safety

How Long Can Your Turkey Safely Stay On The Table — And The Leftovers In The Fridge?

The big meal is over and the back and forth to the kitchen for leftovers begins. We all know that leftovers can really bump up the holiday calories, but how do you tell if the leftovers are actually safe to eat? Once Your Bird Is Cooked, Does It Matter How Long You Leave It Out? […]

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Calorie Savers

Three “I Didn’t Know That!” Calorie Savers

Don’t be duped by turkey, fish, and veggie burgers and sandwiches. They sound healthier and less caloric than beef, but that might not be the case. At Red Robin a grilled turkey burger has 578 calories, 29g fat. Burger King’s Premium Alaskan Fish sandwich has 530 calories, 28g fat while a Whopper Jr. without mayo […]

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Want To Walk Off Your Halloween Candy? Go This Far . . .

Here’s another way to think about Halloween candy — how much walking will it take to work off the candy calories? According to 1 Fun Size candy bar (Snickers, Milky Way, Butterfingers, etc. is about 80 calories. You’d need to walk 0.8 miles, 1.29 kilometers, or 1600 steps, assuming you cover one mile in […]

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Trick Or Treat

Do You Steal Candy From Your Kids’ Trick or Treat Bags?

Is there Halloween candy in your future (or present)?  It’s pretty hard to escape because candy is everywhere – on desks, in restaurants, even in my veterinarian’s office in a purple bowl with a dog bone painted on the side. Halloween and the week afterward account for about 5% of all candy consumed for the year. […]

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Why is a Jack-o’-Lantern called a Jack-o’-Lantern?

Stingy Jack and the Devil The story goes that the Jack-O’-Lantern comes from a legend that goes back hundreds of years in Irish history. It’s said that a miserable old drunk named Stingy Jack — who liked to play tricks on his family, friends, and even the Devil — tricked the Devil into climbing up […]

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Halloween Candy And Wine

Adults — What Wine Will You Drink With Your Halloween Candy?

Halloween candy isn’t only for kids. Neither are Halloween parties. So, if you’re an adult, why not have some beer, wine, or booze with your Halloween candy – whether it’s the candy you bought to give to hand out to trick or treaters or what you snagged from your kid’s collection. There are many opinions […]

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Candy Corn Trivia: 8 Sweet Things To Know

  It’s prime candy corn time! Those little tri-colored triangles have celebrated over 130 birthdays and are still going strong. Here are 8 sweet things you probably never knew about candy corn:   1. Candy corn was created in the 1880s by the Wunderlee Candy Company. It was popular among farmers who loved the corn […]

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Stadium Food: Good, Better, and Best Choices

It’s football season. How can you possibly not chow down on thousands of calories when there are food vendors or tailgating friends about every 20 feet hawking dogs, barbecue, burgers, and fried everything? There Are Ways And Then There Are Ways If you’ve got a will of iron you could ignore the food and drinks. But […]

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Football, Food, and Beer

  It’s football season. With it comes fun, excitement, joy, angst, wringing of the hands, a whole new spin on vocabulary, and tons of food and drinks. It seems that football is associated with nine main food groups: beer, wings, pizza, chips and dip, barbecued ribs, burgers, chili, sausage (especially bratwurst), and pulled pork. It’s […]

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