(photo credit: RPitts)
This is going to be so hard - eating at Thanksgiving and trying NOT to put on extra pounds....and if you are like me...I don't need to gain any weight..so I constantly have to watch what I eat...
So...I found out what we can over-in-duldge in on Turkey Day - I think you will be happy!!!
1. Turkey - YEAH!!!!!
Turkey is one of the healthiest meats, and it's almost totally fat free. It's also a great source of protein. You can prepare it in a low sodium chicken broth if you want to avoid a lot of salt.
People usually only eat them once a year, but cranberries are one of those healthy super-foods. They have a bunch of antioxidants and nutrients. They also help prevent ulcers and infections. They're also loaded with vitamins.
TIP: (use applesauce as a sweetener, instead of sugar)
3. Sweet potatoes!!!
Sweet potatoes are rich in fiber and minerals, so they're better for you than regular mashed potatoes.
4. Apple pie?? <---Wait...WHAT???
Apples are full of vitamins and fiber, so that's a score. But apple pies usually contain a bunch of spices that are filled with health benefits. And if you make it with a wheat crust, it's even better for you.
Just don't add whipped cream or ice cream <-----Boooooooo!
So...it looks to me that we CAN enjoy Turkey Day!!! Eat up Friends and Be Skinny!!!