The end of this week is Thanksgiving so this is the start of eating high fatty sugary foods. It is so important to continue to eat healthy during this time of year. But healthy meals do not have to taste bad. Here are some tips to cooking a healthy Thanksgiving:
- Do not deep fried your turkey which has alot of calories and saturated fat. Bake your turkey and enjoy the tasty juices of the succulent meat.
- Use herbs and spices to flavor foods. Season foods like greens with fresh turkey necks to lower the sodium amount. Vegetables like green peppers, onions, celery and carrots to add flavor.
- Try skim and low fat dairy products for making your macaroni and cheese dish and for your salad try low-fat and fat-free salad dressings.
- Substitute 2 egg whites for each whole eggs in cooking recipes.
- Chill stews and soups and skim fat off the top.
- Use non-stick pans and non-stick vegetable coating such as PAM for your cooking
Also check out the Kids Eat Right site for healthy food safety cooking tips such as how to “Thaw Your Thanksgiving Turkey”. Click Here
Also, I had a chance to be selected as one of Registered Dietitian to be featured as the November Kids Eat Right Everyday Heroes! Feel free to share the link with your family, friends, colleagues, and clients . Look for Denine Rogers Rd, Ld on the list : http://www.eatright.org/Foundation/content.aspx?id=6442473006
Have a happy and wonderful Thanksgiving! Remember to Live Healthy this holiday season!