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Healthier Thanksgiving Dishes

Updated: Nov 17, 2022

Many Thanksgiving meals are laden with sugar and empty calories. Consider incorporating one of these healthier options into your menu.

  1. Cauliflower Stuffing: I've always loved stuffing and was surprised at how much I love this cauliflower version (pictured below - credit to Delish). The cauliflower soaks up the broth (use vegetable broth if you are vegetarian or vegan) and herbs and this dish is extremely flavorful!

  2. Crustless Pumpkin Pie: I fell in love with crustless pumpkin pie last week after a friend brought me a couple of pieces of one she'd made. I might try making this honey sweetened version, subbing coconut milk for cow's milk. Or, for a different healthier option, try cutting the sugar of your favorite recipe in half. Using less sugar helps natural flavors pop.

Cauliflower Stuffing is a tasty way to get more veggies in your Thanksgiving meal.

Other Tips for a Healthful Thanksgiving:

  • Chew your food thoroughly: we eat to provide the body with the nutrients it needs to function. Thoroughly chewing food helps to optimize nutrient absorption.

  • Help yourself to small or moderate sized portions: save the extra calories and give your body a chance to tell you when it is full.

  • Go for a slow walk after your meal: this can help improve digestion, help your body balance blood sugar, & more.

  • Practice Gratefulness: practicing gratitude can improve many aspects of health. Take a moment this holiday to appreciate the food, company, and yourself.

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