Have a Healthy Thanksgiving: Eat This, Not That

Healthy Thanksgiving, Eat This

Thanksgiving is a holiday centered around food. While it may seem like there’s no hope for having a healthy Thanksgiving, we’ve got some suggestions for some healthy meal swaps that are low on calories but high on flavor.

Here are a couple things to keep in mind, a lot of the fundamental ingredients used in traditional Thanksgiving feasts aren’t all that unhealthy. Things like turkey, fresh cranberries, pecans, and pumpkin can actually be used to make some healthy fall dishes. Here are 7 eat this not that suggestions. Try some out at Thanksgiving this year:

1. EAT THIS: Fresh salads topped with cranberries and nuts
NOT THAT: Creamy carbo-loaded potatoes

2. EAT THIS: Seasoned quinoa cooked in low sodium chicken broth seasoned with herbs
NOT That: Stuffing

3. EAT THIS: Mashed cauliflower seasoned with garlic and herbs
NOT THAT: Starchy mashed potatoes with butter and milk

4. EAT THIS: Homemade cranberry sauce
NOT THAT: Canned cranberry sauce

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5. EAT THIS: Baked and Roasted vegetables like asparagus and carrots
NOT THAT: Green bean casserole

6. EAT THIS: Turkey with Dijon Mustard
NOT THAT: Turkey with gravy

7. EAT THIS: Baked Apples
NOT THAT: Pecan Pie

Which healthy Thanksgiving swaps are you going to make this year?

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