Tag Archive: Holidays

Healthy Holidays: A New Tradition

We all have family traditions that make our holiday celebrations special. From your great-great-grandma’s sweet potato casserole or pecan pie, to your mother-in-law’s sausage stuffing or decadent plum pudding, there’s one thing that always seems to be a common factor among traditional holiday dishes: a massive amount of, fat, sugar, salt, and calories! It’s not …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/26/healthy-holidays-a-new-tradition/

Do You Spell Your Holidays “S-T-R-E-S-S?”

When holiday jingle turns into holiday clamor, it’s time to step back and evaluate. Are you falling victim to the dreaded beast called “stress?” It’s easy to do. With all of the hustle, bustle, and great expectations, we all are vulnerable to the type of emotions that can threaten – or even damage – our …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/11/27/do-you-spell-your-holidays-s-t-r-e-s-s/

Enjoy Your Poinsettias after the Holidays

Poinsettia grown in greenhouse Photo Credits: William Wendt The poinsettia is a beautiful plant associated with the Christmas holidays. These plants create colorful holiday decorations for any home. After the holidays are over, they can be used as landscape plants. Poinsettias are non-poisonous and non-toxic. However, some people may be sensitive to the latex in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/12/09/enjoy-your-poinsettias-after-the-holidays/

Clean Out Your Fridge for the Holidays

Do you have food containers growing green fuzzies in the back of your refrigerator? It’s easy for leftovers and other food items to overstay their welcome in the fridge, creating a food safety hazard as well as unnecessary clutter. With Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season just around the corner, now is the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/21/clean-out-your-fridge-for-the-holidays/

Keep the Holidays Healthy

The Season of Hallothanksmas is upon us. Yes, I know what you’re thinking:  treats, meats, and delicious eats. But let’s shift our way of thinking. What if we turn our focus to family, friends, and making great memories? Here are three things to think about this holiday season: 1. Portion control – Have you noticed how …

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Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/11/16/keep-the-holidays-healthy/