Thanksgiving is just a couple of weeks away, and for the first time I am hosting at my home. The holidays which are really only a couple of specific days of the year, always seem to last from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. That’s a lot of celebrating, and potentially a lot of calories. This year, since I am in charge of the menu, I’m planning a delicious Thanksgiving dinner, but I want to try and base all of the dishes around a super food.
I’ve been going through the Fit Journey archives, and here are some of the super foods I plan on preparing:
- Brussels Sprouts – my favorite side dish.
- Kale – a perfect side salad.
- Green Beans – a great side.
- Cranberries – a must for any Thanksgiving!
- Sweet Potatoes – perfect for this time of year, and a great alternative to a white potato.
Turkey is a lean meat, and I will make sure to find some healthy recipes to use for the leftovers. I’m going to ramp up my exercise for the end of year, to offset any extra calories I might be taking in – and be extra mindful of what I’m eating on non-celebration days. I’ve read that the average American gains 3-5 pounds during the holiday season – I plan on preventing this by planning ahead and having some great tasting, healthy recipes ready in advance to combat holiday weight gain.