Thanksgiving is tomorrow! Whether you plan on spending time with family, enjoying homemade food, just relaxing, or all the above, here are some helpful tips for a healthy holiday.
- Dark turkey meat is higher in calories and has more fat. Select white meat turkey.
- Don’t eat the turkey skin. A 3-oz portion of white meat turkey (3 thin slices) without skin has 132 calories and 3 grams of fat. With skin, that jumps to 168 calories and 6 grams of fat.
- Eat a sweet potato! The bright orange color means it contains beta-carotene with other important nutrients like fiber and Vitamin C.
- A healthy plate will consist of 1/4 white meat turkey, 1/4 sweet potato or brown rice, and 1/2 green vegetables.
- Wear tight-fitting clothes so you won’t be tempted to overindulge.
Happy Thanksgiving from Nutritionist Natalie!