While tomorrow signifies a feast for many, a lot of us are worried about over-eating and over-indulging during the holidays. However, instead of eating too much of the same old stuff, maybe you can branch out and find a few new favorite foods at your big meal tomorrow. Here are a few foods to add more variety into your diet – and Thanksgiving is a prime time to find new foods!
- Cooked green veggies: Often times you’ll find spinach, green beans, salads, and maybe even brussel sprouts – but not the kind you’d cook yourself in a pan of oil. These green veggies are often mixed with nuts, spices, or other flavorful ingredients and are a great source of nutrients.
- Yams, sqaush, and carrots: These foods have tons of minerals and are usually prepared in a delish way. But if you see sweet potatoes topped with tons of marshmallows or brown sugar, just gently brush this off so as not to overload your body with sugar.
- Turkey: A great source of protein. Have a serving size that’s the size of your fist.
- Fruits: Cranberries, apple sauce, and fruit salads are a great alternative to lubricate your meat instead of something more fattening and less nutritious such as gravy.
Bottom line: Get in a good variety of healthy foods – this is your fuel!! Also be mindful of how much you are eating. By watching your portions, you’ll have more room for a variety of foods, which is very beneficial to your health. So eat up!