Ahh the holidays! The time of year for abundant savory meals and delicious desserts. It can be challenging to stay on track. The holidays do not have to be a time to gain weight or lose sight of healthy eating.
My family tries to incorporate a new vegetable dish each year instead of the same typical sides. Adding more vegetables, a nice leafy green salad or even using whole grain bread for homemade stuffing are all great alternatives and new ways to introduce healthy traditions to your family. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love spending time with my favorite people, family, friends and my other favorite thing, food. All the prep and time it takes to make the perfect meal for your loved ones and poof, it’s all over within a short amount of time. After the food coma, it’s time to take the leftovers home. But what to do with all the leftovers? Here are some healthy alternatives to the typical leftovers you may eat for the next few days after Thanksgiving. Turkey is low in fat and high in protein — a perfect and healthy option to many creative dishes. -Leigh Anne Hansen