This year, don’t eat yourself into oblivion, but still take the time to enjoy the holiday meals we all love!
Here are a few small ways to tweak your favorite dishes!
Turkey – Avoid eating the skin and stick to the white meat. Pass on the gravy as well.
Green Bean Casserole – Use low fat ingredients such as low fat cream of mushroom soup and fat free skim milk
Cranberry Sauce – Make your own homemade! It’s not that difficult and you can cut back on sugar,etc.
Sweet Potatoes – Use less butter and less sugar than you normally would.
Mashed Potatoes – Again skim milk and less butter! Use chives and non-fat yogurt in place of sour cream if called for in a recipe.
For dessert, just remember everything in moderation.
And most important, don’t stuff yourself silly. Take small portions and if you are still hungry, wait a little bit and then take a little more turkey. Don’t make a meal out of sweet potato pie!
At the end of the day, keep these tips in mind, but don’t stress so much that you end up not enjoying the time with friends and family. Be thankful that you are lucky enough to have a good meal in front of you and people who love you. That is what Thanksgiving is all about.
View the WebMD slideshow for more tips!