With the holidays fast approaching, it might be tempting to fill up on those tasty dinners and snacks. Do you make any special healthy substitutions?
“1. Start small: When it comes to Thanksgiving, the biggest concern is not just WHAT you are eating, but HOW MUCH of it you are eating. Aim to have small portions of those high-calorie foods such as casseroles and desserts while filling up on lighter fare such as vegetables and lean turkey.
2. Talk turkey: Turkey is a great source of lean protein and is healthiest if you skip the skin and go for the white meat. If you prefer the dark meat, mix and match in order to get a little extra flavor without adding too much fat.
3. Veg out: Fall veggies such as squash and green beans are great side dishes that can add color and variety to the meal without adding too many extra calories.”