There are lots of tempting foods this time of year. However, many of them are not very good for you.
With the stress of the holidays, it can be easy to make yourself feel better with treats. In the end, too much unhealthy food will cause you to gain weight and make you feel worse instead of better.
You can still enjoy the holidays without breaking your good eating habits. Use these tips for a healthy Thanksgiving.
- Drink water instead of soda. Avoid alcohol or only have that one glass of wine.
- Did you know you can bake without butter? Use applesauce or mashed bananas as a healthy alternative.
- Flavor food with spices and herbs instead of sugar and salt. Garlic, onions and chilies make foods just as tasty.
- Choose whole wheat flour instead of white flour. But keep in mind that whole wheat flour can make baked goods thicker.
- Remember, gravy is rich enough so a little bit goes a long way.
- Make a balanced Thanksgiving meal that includes the five food groups. When you put food on your plate, it should look like My Plate.