We’re just a week out from Thanksgiving, and like the rest of America, you’re probably planning your Thanksgiving strategy.
To get you ready for the biggest meal of the season, I thought I’d share some of my favorite healthy options that you can incorporate into your festivities! I’ve only made a turkey (breast) once, so I’m probably not your expert in that area… but, I have plenty of apps, salads, sides and desserts that you can make for your special feast.
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Appetizers tend to be a dangerous territory. So, I always try to bring something that I can munch on. Something that I know is somewhat safe. Here’s a few of my top picks…
Salads are another way to fill your plate. I usually try to fill my plate at least half with salad and fresh, healthy veggie sides. These salads will help you get to your goal of having a healthy Thanksgiving for sure!
Other “sides” tends to be my danger zone. That’s where you find the mashed potatoes, the sweet potatoes, the stuffing… all the things I want to load my plate up with. These lightened up sides can be a great alternative.
The Thanksgiving meal isn’t quite finished until the desserts roll out… for years, I’ve gone with dessert “minis” as a way to control my portions. I’m also including this year one decadent dessert… the oreo bars, because they’re just that dang good!
Whatever you’re eating this Thanksgiving, consider how you can make it healthier… and consider your strategy before you step up to the buffet table. You can do this!!
What food are you looking to enjoy most this Thanksgiving Day?