Thanksgiving dinner may be the biggest meal of the year! In fact, it is thought that most people eat more in this one meal than a twenty-year-old, six-foot-tall, 270 lb., active man would need to eat in an entire day.
With turkey, a bunch of sides, and dinner rolls there is something for everyone. Many times drinks and desserts follow the meal with a second dinner of leftovers later in the day. No wonder we feel so tired and our pants feel tight.
I’m not a big fan of counting calories, but I do think we would feel better if we were more intentional about our choices. If you are cooking this year, consider using recipes that contain real, unprocessed, nourishing ingredients.
Here are some recipes to help you make the season's traditional dishes in a healthier way. You will be inspired to try more of these recipes when you see how good they taste and how good you feel!
Green Bean Casserole
Sweet Potato & Squash
You can enjoy a beautiful meal that will leave you feeling good! Let me know if you try any of these recipes and send me a picture of the ones you liked the most!
Dr. Jamie Thomure and Joelle Kurczodyna