During our annual Thanksgiving feasts, we gather around the table with those we love, and indulge in rich and delicious tradition. Health isn’t always the priority during the holidays, so here are a few simple tips and cookbook suggestions to make your Thanksgiving Day a little healthier.
1. Incorporate More Vegetables
Adding more vegetables to the Thanksgiving meal will increase vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber, which is good for gut and heart health. Add chopped vegetables to your dressing or stuffing, use a variety of root vegetables instead of traditional mashed potatoes, and add more vegetable sides in place of bread, like caramelized brussels sprouts, roasted butternut squash, or a fall-inspired kale salad.