Oct. 5, 2012
-- You can eat healthfully for Thanksgiving without having to give up all the foods you love. Sweet potatoes, butternut squash, pecan, stuffing and dessert can be enjoyed...in moderation and combined with a proper exercise plan.
Tips for good Nutrition during Thanksgiving
• Start the day off with a freshly pressed juice. Include seasonal fruits and vegetables including cranberries, beets, celery and spinach for a nutrient rich green juice.
• Drink your calories. Enjoy a soup as an appetizer. Opt for a broth based soup rather than a cream based soup.
• Skip the stuffing and load up on vegetable side dishes. Lightly steamed or roasted vegetables with a little olive or coconut oil is delicious and nutritious.
• If you’re having dessert, opt for one that has natural sugars and is high in fibre e.g. sweet potato energy bites or try a pumpkin smoothie with nutmeg and cinnamon.
About Andria Barrett
Andria Barrett is a Culinary Nutritionist, former Toronto Argonauts Cheerleader and is dedicated to teaching people about foods that are nutritious and delicious. She is a graduate of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition & a Living on Live Food Instructor certified by Alissa Cohen. She helps her clients, enjoy their lives by showing them the benefits of healthy nutrition.