Do you know that the average Thanksgiving dinner has over 2000 calories? It can be a real challenge if you are watching your waistline. The following are some eating tips so that you can still look good and be healthy after the Thanksgiving dinner without having to deprive yourself.
Thanksgiving Eating Survival Tips
If you are a guest of a Thanksgiving dinner:
|If you are the honorable chef of a Thanksgiving dinner:
Recipe calls for
|1 whole egg||2 egg whites|
|sour cream||low fat plain yogurt or low fat sour cream|
|milk||skim or 1% milk|
|ice cream||frozen yogurt|
|heavy cream (not for whipping)||1:1 ratio of flour whisked into non fat milk (eg. 1 cup of flour + 1 cup of non fat milk)|
|whipped cream||chilled evaporated skim milk or other low fat whipped products such as Nutriwhip|
|cheese||low-fat cheese (please note: non-fat cheese does not melt well if use in cooking or baking)|
|cream of mushroom||low-fat or fat-free cream of mushroom|
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Gloria Tsang is the author of 5 books and the founder of HealthCastle.com, the largest online nutrition network run by registered dietitians. Her work has appeared in major national publications, and she is a regularly featured nutrition expert for media outlets across the country. The Huffington Post named her one of its Top 20 Nutrition Experts on Twitter. Gloria’s articles have appeared on various media such as Reuters, NBC & ABC affiliates, The Chicago Sun-Times, Reader’s Digest Canada, iVillage and USA Today.