Let’s be honest: eating healthy is hard. It takes more time, preparation and it doesn’t always taste good. (In an ideal world, donuts would be healthy, right?) Thanksgiving is a much anticipated holiday for us Americans for many reasons – a giant meal, family and friends, football!
To ensure the holidays are still fun, and a little healthier, we have a list of some healthy AND delicious recipes for you to try this year!
- Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast
- Lemon-Garlic Roast Turkey & White Wine Gravy
- Turkey Roulade & Apple-Cider Gravy
- Sweet Potato-pecan Casserole
- Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Cinnamon
- Butternut Squash Soup
- Three-Cheese Macaroni
No one likes having the same meal for a whole week after Thanksgiving. Here are some recipes you can use to reinvent your holiday feast.
More Healthy Thanksgiving Tips
Too often, we tend to ruin our diets by overeating during the Thanksgiving season. It’s a little early to become Mr. and Mrs. Claus, so in order to eat a healthy amount, just follow these tips:
- Eat normally throughout the day – don’t starve yourself that day to make more room for Thanksgiving dinner!
- Plan your portion sizes. A trick for this is to get a smaller plate – you won’t be able to pile it with as much food as a big one, and you’ll eat less.
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day and during the Thanksgiving meal.
- Work out before the meal – this way, if you do end up eating more than normal, no sweat. (From eating, at least.)
- Continue on your diet the next day – especially if you overdo it a bit on Thanksgiving, it’s
It’s easy to get fixated on our diets – however healthy or unhealthy they are. Let’s not forget that, in the end, Thanksgiving is about being grateful for what we have, enjoying family and friends and making lasting memories together. So above all else, enjoy the day!
What are some ways you strive to stay healthy over the holiday season?