How To Eat Healthy For Thanksgiving

They say the average person consumes 4500 calories on Thanksgiving day. As we’re stuffing our faces, our eyes are perusing the table for more. When dinner is over, we’re too full to walk to the couch. And we know we didn’t eat healthy for yet another Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is a time for loved ones to gather for a nourishing meal. In general, this dinner is associated with rich foods and paying for over indulgence in the coming weeks. But there’s a way to enjoy delectable food and memories without causing health related consequences.

To eat well but healthy for this Thanksgiving, follow these simple recipes and tips.

How To Eat Healthy For Thanksgiving

Is a healthy Thanksgiving really possible? The indigestion, weight gain, and bloating are the sacrifices we make for a joyous holiday. However, you can eat healthy for Thanksgiving and it’s not difficult to achieve.

For instance, leading up to the big day, follow a few of these tips to prepare:

  • Eat a healthy breakfast the day of and don’t skimp out on nourishment
  • Exercise and move your body to avoid that sleepy post-Thanksgiving feeling
  • Portion your Thanksgiving meal
  • Eat slowly, with intention, and savor your food
  • Exercise and move your body to avoid that sleepy post-Thanksgiving feeling
  • Focus on probiotic and prebiotic-rich foods to ease your digestion and gut health
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Enjoy your loved ones, slow down, and truly savor the day

In addition to these tips, you can also prepare some incredible alternatives to your traditional Thanksgiving favorites. This way, you can treat your belly with some kindness and keep your post-holiday bloat to a minimum. Preparing healthy, wholesome foods ensures a happy holiday for you and your loved ones. It’s more than possible to eat healthy for Thanksgiving and still have a delicious meal.

Here are some options:

Roasted Turkey Breast

A massive turkey basted in butter and garlic may be delicious, but it comes packed with calories. To lessen the number of calories, opt for roasted turkey breast instead. This delicious recipe from Home Cooking Adventure offers an herbaceous marinade and takes half the cooking time. For the best quality turkey, choose an organic, free-range breast. Your belly will thank you!

Dry-Rub Mushrooms

For a meatless Thanksgiving, this Memphis Dry-Rub Mushroom is the perfect alternative. This dish will really WOW your guests with a flavor-packed spice rub. Because of mushrooms’ meaty, versatile, and absorbent texture, they will take on whatever flavors they’re paired with. Impress your meat lovers with this entree!

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

This garlicky, buttery, herby, and overall scrumptious side makes for an excellent replacement for mashed potatoes. Mashed cauliflower comes with fewer calories, less starch, and fewer carbs than mashed potatoes. Plus, it’s just as yummy. Put this recipe on your Thanksgiving spread this season!

Mushroom Gravy

Beef or chicken gravy may be delicious, but it is usually not the best for our bodies. This wild mushroom gravy is vegetarian and can be made vegan. Plus, it’s rich, creamy, and herby. It’s perfect atop potatoes, mashed cauliflower, veggies, vegan entrees, or even on your Thanksgiving turkey.

Roasted Root Veggies

Opt for a root veggie bonanza this Thanksgiving! A simple pan of roasted veggies can go a long way. This five-spice roasted carrot recipe can be used with other root veggies like beets or parsnips, too.

Raw Maple Pecan Pie

Don’t overload your plate with sugar this season. This raw maple pecan pie offers a healthy twist on a Thanksgiving classic. Using half the sugar, whole ingredients, and real food, you can enjoy this dessert guilt-free.

Apple Rose Pastries

Apple pie is a no-brainer during the holidays. But what if you could offer a healthy alternative to this fan favorite? These apple rose pastries are the perfect bite-size morsels to help with portioning this Thanksgiving. Enjoy with a dash of coconut whipped cream, or with a small scoop of ice cream!

Jane’s Cafe is here to make your Thanksgiving as healthy as it is flavorful. Our dishes are prepared fresh with high quality ingredients. To help you eat healthy for Thanksgiving this year, order online for delivery or visit our cafe.

How To Eat Healthy For Thanksgiving

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