Here are some tips to help us survive Thanksgiving Dinner!!!
Eat in moderation - allow yourself a treat but make your portions smaller. You can enjoy your meal without blowing your healthy eating plan and without stuffing yourself. You will feel better the rest of the day if you don't overeat during dinner.
(about 3 oz or the size of a deck of cards) 107 calories
Go for skinless breast , dark meat is higher in saturated fat and calories.
Baked ham is actually an excellent source of lean protein. It's also rich in the
B vitamins, such as thiamine, niacin, and B12, which help convert food to energy, boost mood, enhance the nervous system, and improve digestive and muscle function.
Serving size: 3 oz
Nutrition facts: 122 calories
1-2 tablespoons is recommended. Use a soup spoon instead of Grandma's favorite gravy spout to serve yourself.
If you have the option, choose regular-bread stuffing over cornbread.
Just FYI: 1 slice (about 1/2 inch) of canned cranberry sauce is about 86 calories.
1 whole, baked, skin on is awesome. But who serves whole baked sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving right? As tasty as they will be, just remember the added sugary ingredients increases the calories. EAT them in moderation. Limit your slices of Big Mama's sweet potato pie . . . OUCH!
Green Bean Casserole
Green Bean Casseroles are typically made with fatty cream and whole milk, it's also topped with deep-fried onion rings. Just remember a cup of green bean casserole has three times the calories and fat as plain green beans. Moderation is key on this one too!
As far as desserts go, pumpkin pie is a better choice than pecan. BUT, hold off on the whipped cream!
Collard Greens are an excellent source of vitamin A, C, and K, folate, manganese, and fiber. Eat up!
A single glass of red wine contains heart-healthy compounds, known as Reservatrol, that prevent damage to blood vessels, reduce clot formations, and regulate bad cholesterol. Enjoy but don't overdo!