Thanksgiving Time...

Well it is that time of the year where SCRUMPTIOUS meals are placed right infront of you at the dinner table and you can't do anything but eat as much as possible (cause it is soooo good). I found a few healthy tips that you could possibly use on the preparing and cooking of the dinner (and will also make you fit into your brand new pants that you bought for work the next day)

  • Don't stuff the turkey with the dressing, as it absorbs much of the fat. Bake it in a covered casserole instead.
  • Saute onions and celery in a small amount of butter/margarine, i.e., 1 tablespoon. Use chicken or turkey broth for additional moisture.
  • Roast the turkey on a rack so the fat drips away from the bird.
  • Use a fat separator for the roasting pan juices and skim off all fat before making the gravy. (like using a dry package of turkey gravy mix for added flavor and thickening)


  • Sprinkle hot vegetables with dill for flavor instead of butter.
  • Use all fruit spreads on rolls vs butter or margarine OR, SKIP THE ROLLS due to so many other "bread" items, i.e., stuffing, sweet potatoes, whipped potatoes, etc.
  • Use the 1-10 rating system during Thanksgiving dinner. Rate each food that is passed on a 1-10 scale - 1, not appealing - 10, WOW, my favorite! Eat only 9's and 10's. Pass up the rest!
  • Don't skip meals before the big meal that day. You'll be too hungry and may overeat. Treat it as a regular day - 3 meals and fruit snacks.
  • Begin the meal with a salad. You'll eat less during dinner.
  • After dinner, go for a long walk!