Easing Your Thanksgiving Dinner Guilt

 

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 –  

 

Almonds
Apples
Blueberries
Broccoli
Carrots
Chocolate
Cinnamon
Coffee
Corn
Cranberries
Green Beans
Lemon
Nutmeg Olives
Olive Oil
Onions
Parsley
Pickles
Potatoes
Pumpkin
Raspberries
Sage
Strawberries
Sweet Potato
Tea
Turkey
Walnuts
Wine

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!

 

Carole

 

 

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!)

 

4 thoughts on “Easing Your Thanksgiving Dinner Guilt

  1. Pingback: ezineaerticles » Blog Archive » Common Sense Living » Blog Archive » Easing Your Thanksgiving …

  2. Pingback: - Are You Riled Up? - » Blog Archive » Common Sense Living » Blog Archive » Easing Your Thanksgiving …

  3. Pingback: beta carotene | Digg.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.