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How To Survive Your Thanksgiving Feast


 

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, it’s probably safe to say that we are all looking forward to stuffing our faces and then heading into a turkey induced food coma. From the marshmallow topped sweet potatoes to all different kinds of pies, the abundance of amazingly yummy food can it make it difficult to eat healthy. So before you or your parents start preparing the big meal, check out some healthy but good alternatives to add to the mix!

 

First things first, we know that we are all going to splurge a little and that’s more than OK. Besides, you may be enjoying homemade cooking for the first time in a while, so eat it up and enjoy.

Now that we got that out of the way, and put the guilty conscience on the back burner, we can move some of the real dishes to the front. A dish to add or modify within your Thanksgiving spread is green bean casserole. By skipping some of the ingredients, you can enjoy one of your favorite dishes without having to worry!

 

When it comes to the turkey, chances are it’s going to be made how it is every year–and you’ll enjoy it like you do every year. Just take it easy on the gravy and you should be good to go. Turkey is genuinely good for you, especially the white meat. According to an article from homecooking.about.com turkey contains important variations of vitamin B, which can help fight diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

No Thanksgiving meal would be complete without potatoes. In the battle between sweet potatoes vs. white potatoes, it basically comes down to how they are cooked. Both offer you different nutritional values, it just depends what you put on them. If you’re covering your sweet potatoes in marshmallows, or dressing up your potatoes with butter and sour cream, both tend to lose their healthy goodness.

Since the best part of any meal is dessert, and what would turkey day be without pumpkin pie, this simple recipe is a good choice. In five steps you can cook a pie that comes in at under 300 calories. With a deal like that, adding whipped cream is no problem at all!

 

So when you’re preparing your meal for this Thanksgiving, try taking some of these dishes into consideration. That way when you sit down with your family and friends this holiday and say what you’re thankful for, the meal you’re about to eat can be included!

 

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