Healthy Cooking December/January 2009

Healthy holiday menus, divine chocolate and quick dinners in the December/January 2009 issue of Healthy Cooking magazine

Healthy Cooking December/January 2009

Healthy Cooking December/January 2009

Real food from real people—with a focus on healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle—brought to you by the #1 cooking magazine in the world.

On newsstands November 18, 2008; Greendale, WI – No need to worry about calories this holiday season, the December/January 2009 issue of Healthy Cooking magazine features 75 sinfully delicious recipes that will satisfy those cravings and keep your waistline trim.

Highlights of the new issue of Healthy Cooking include festive ideas for holiday gatherings, contest-winning chocolate delicacies, tasty gluten-free recipes and 30-minute meals that are perfect for the busy holiday season. In addition to wholesome recipes, Healthy Cooking offers tips and tricks to promote a healthy lifestyle in the kitchen and beyond, beginning with six easy resolutions for a happier heart this year.

Plus, Healthy Cooking has a healthy living and cooking channel on the Taste of Home Web site where readers can find more recipe makeovers, healthy menu-planning ideas, advice for special diet needs, and extra tips to help you lead a healthier lifestyle.

Cover Feature: "Eat, Drink & Be Healthy" (pp. 34 - 48)

Make your holiday table a little more festive and nutritious with 12 pages of recipes for everything from brunch to dessert. Give guests something to smile about in the morning with Cranberry Gingerbread Muffins and a cup of Heartwarming Chai. Make dinner memorable from start to finish with Crispy Baked Wontons, sides of Herbed Monkey Bread and Double-Stuffed Potatoes, topped off with Crumb-Topped Apple & Pumpkin Pie.

Live Well: "Ideas for a Happy Heart, Gluten-Free Baked Goods & Diabetic Delights" (pp. 8, 10 - 11, 14 - 15)

The Live Well section contains tips for a healthier you and includes recipes for special dietary needs. Start your new year off right with happy heart resolutions that include practicing relaxation rituals such as meditation, yoga and walks. The custom fit section features gluten-free baked goods lie Gluten-Free Spice Cake contains all the flavor you'd expect from cake minus the allergic reaction. The section also contains tips for gluten-free baking success and flour recommendations. Do a diabetic diet right with bite-sized desserts including Mini Apple Strudels and Mini Neapolitan Baked Alaskas.

"You Win": Top Tier Chocolate Recipes (pp. 28 - 32)

The "Chocolate Lovers" contest yielded a bundle of decadent, yet healthy chocolate recipes. Grand prize went to Kissa Vaughn of Troy, Texas, who wowed the judges with her warm chocolate melting cups. Using a combination of cocoa, chocolate, coffee and vanilla creates an irresistible flavor and with only 131 calories per serving—they will become a fast favorite in any household. Other top picks included Chocolate Sour Cream Torte and Frozen Chocolate Mint Dessert.

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Healthy Cooking is like having a culinary support system for a healthier lifestyle at your finger tips. Ideas and recipes are submitted from real people across the country and tested by a team of experts. Like Taste of Home magazine, it celebrates the connection between food, family and friends, while inviting readers to share a healthier way of life. Eating well never tasted so good!

Healthy Cooking is a bimonthly publication with a rate base of 500,000 from the editors of Taste of Home—a leader in food publishing. Taste of Home is part of Food & Entertaining at the Reader's Digest Association (RDA), which includes and Every Day with Rachael Ray. Taste of Home also publishes Simple and Delicious, Cooking for 2, top-selling bookazines, newsstand specials and popular cookbooks. More information about Taste of Home can be found at

Bethany Bradley