12 Tips for Serving a Healthier Thanksgiving Feast
November 19, 2018
By Chiro One Wellness Centers
- Get an accurate headcount and use an online serving calculator to prevent overspending or overcooking.
- You don’t have to ditch your family favorites! Find new healthy twists on old classics—recipes that feature whole fruits and veggies, squash, cranberries and legumes are great choices.
- Are you the main chef for tomorrow’s meal? Fuel up with a protein-rich breakfast, which will also lead to less snacking throughout the day.
- Don’t feel guilty about using canned pumpkin—just be sure to look for 100% organic pumpkin in a BPA-free can.
- Tweak some butter-laden dishes by subbing in organic olive oil—or organic chicken stock for dishes like mashed potatoes.
- Instead of white flour dinner rolls, try a healthier option like whole grain flaxseed rolls.
- Skip the sugary candied yams and opt for glazed sweet potatoes instead.
- Keep plenty of water at the table—drinking it during the holiday meal will help fill you up and is way healthier than alternatives like soft drinks, coffee or alcohol.
- To eat just enough to feel “full,” not stuffed, put your fork down after every bite; in addition, wait 15 minutes before grabbing a second plate.
- Make a vegan or gluten-free dessert for the holiday that you can enjoy with less guilt.
- Fridge stuffed after Thanksgiving? Freeze your holiday leftovers to cut back on waste.
- Detox your body from all the indulgence and make a green juice with kale, apples, lemon and cucumber.