Thanksgiving Day is approaching and we are hear to tell you it is possible to have your pie and eat it too! Don’t let one day undo all of the hard work and dedication you have put into living a healthy lifestyle.
Simple Tips and Tricks for a healthy Thanksgiving Dinner – 500 Calories
Turkey – Choose a 4 oz piece of white meat without the skin
Nutrition: 153 calories and 34 grams of protein
Potatoes – 1 large baked sweet potato with a pinch of salt
Nutrition: 166 calories, 37 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams dietary fiber, 12 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein
Green Beans – 1/2 cup of fresh steamed green beans
Nutrition: 62 calories, 4 grams of carbohydrates, and 2 grams of protein
Pumpkin Pie – 1 slice of healthy homemade pumpkin pie with whipped cream
Nutrition: 156 calories, 6 grams of fat, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 8 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of protein.
Total Thanksgiving Dinner Calories – 537!
Other Dinner Additions…
Dinner Roll – 1 small dinner roll
Nutrition: 77 calories, 2 grams of fat, 13 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein
Cranberry Sauce – 1/2 cup of homemade cranberry sauce
Nutrition: 120 calories, 29 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, and 27 grams of sugar
Total Thanksgiving Dinner Calories – 734
A Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner Is Possible
While it is very possible to enjoy a delicious healthy dinner this Thanksgiving, remember, one day of indulging a bit more than usual will not cause you to gain weight. Just like one day of eating very well will not cause you to loose weight. It is the choices you make on a regular basis that will help shape your waistline and promote overall health and fitness.
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