Gobble, gobble: Foods to pass over on Thanksgiving
Go for the green stuff
Move over, stuffing. This year, we’re packing our plate with steamed broccoli, sweet potatoes and green bean casserole. Foods that center around veggies should take up the largest portion of your plate. Yep, that stuffing is delish, but it’s packed with refined flour and plenty of butter, stuff that’ll leave you feeling super sluggish before the meal’s even over.
Although gravy is the perfect complement to your mashed potatoes and turkey combo, laying off the sauce and going for a sprinkling of salt and pepper will keep you comfy. Can’t live without it? Go for just a tablespoon instead of a whole ladle-full.
Traditional pumpkin pie is made with flavor boosters and a creamy topping that will topple just about anyone after a big Thanksgiving meal. Rather than stuff yourself even more with fake flavors, cut a sliver of pecan pie. The nuts will provide some nutritional value for the day and leave you feeling just as satisfied.