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FOOD & NUTRITION BLOG
It’s hard for me to believe that Thanksgiving is next week! Time passes so quickly especially when the holidays roll around. And for us, as students, Thanksgiving is a nice respite from classes and general busyness before the craziness of finals comes in December.
You might not care about being healthy for Thanksgiving, especially if you’re already planning on pigging out and literally eating everything within eyesight. But, it’s worth a shot to give you my two cents on what you can do realistically on Thanksgiving Day, whether you’re cooking or just planning to sit back and dig in.
If you’re the master chef for your family’s Thanksgiving meal OR if you’re helping with food preparation, there are many easy substitutions you can use to lower the amount of calories in your meal and still be delicious. Plus, you won’t feel the after-Thanksgiving guilt at having devoured 3 plates of food! The American Heart Association lists some easy substitutions for a traditional Thanksgiving feast including:
Now here are some general tips everyone can (and should) follow:
Before the Feast
And last but not least, Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all that is good in life and to be thankful for all the blessings you have been given as well as the sacrifices you had to make to get to where you are now. Show your appreciation to your family and friends in whatever way is comfortable for you whether it’s helping out with the meal prep or actually saying ‘thank you’ to the ones who make your life that much better each day.
Enjoy Thanksgiving Spartans and I’ll talk to you after Turkey Day!
American Heart Association “Heart Healthy Thanksgiving Tips” LINK
Web MD “10 Tips for a Thinner Thanksgiving” LINK
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