A healthy recipe for after Thanksgiving

Here’s one recipe that you can use to counter the holiday marathon of high sat fat, high carb over-the-top holiday goodies. It’s a high fiber, vitamin-rich salvo for the day after Thanksgiving, or anytime during the holidays.

Guaranteed to make the house smell terrific, this healthy breakfast or anytime cereal is low-sodium; soothes digestive issues (because of the ginger) packs a lot of Vitamin E thanks to the almonds and sunflower seeds; contributes to your omega-3 intake via the flax seeds, and contains important antioxidants courtesy of the dried apricots and golden raisins. Your cardiovascular system (among others) will thank you.

Pecans could fight neurological disease

Chalk another one up for eating vegetarian protein instead of fatty or nitrite-loaded meats that come with higher environmental and health costs. A recent report by the Center for Cellular Neurobiology at the University of Massachusetts — Lowell suggests that munching┬ápecans every day could protect the nervous system from age-related neuron degeneration.