For weeks I hear people moaning about how bad the Thanksgiving Day Dinner is. I say – Hogwash!
When the foods are prepared fresh, this is a power packed meal filled with nutrients!
You’ll find – ALA, antioxidants, vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B vitamins, beta-carotene, calcium, carotenoids, fiber, folic acid, folate, ferulic acid, iron, magnesium, niacin, protein, potassium, phosphorus, phytochemicals, flavonoids, LArginine, indole-3-carbinol, isothiocynanates, Lutein, oleic acid, oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), resveratol, riboflavin, saponins, Selenium, sulforaphane, theophylline, thiamin, and zinc.
So as you’re mapping out your plan of attack, look for these healthy foods –
They all have health benefits, from preventing heart disease to fighting cancer, or just stopping a cold! There’s something for every inch of your body in this one meal.
You didn’t know healthy eating was so great, did you? You can stuff your family full of vitamins and they won’t suspect a thing!
And while it’s true that this meal contains a whole day’s worth of calories, you don’t want to show up with a sluggish metabolism. Eat breakfast and at least a healthy snack earlier in the day.
Eat smart. Load up on the goodies you don’t normally get. Skip things like bread and mashed potatoes.
Start with just a spoonful of everything. You’ll be amazed at how fast that plate fills up. If you have seconds, make it just a small bit more of your absolute favorites.
Talk a lot. The longer you take to eat, the fuller you’ll feel. Relax and enjoy yourself.
Have a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving!
Grab your copy of High Energy Eating to find out more about great healthy eating! (if you’re reading this on Thanksgiving Day – be sure to grab the special!)