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Simple Ways to Have a Healthy & Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving’s right around the corner. This holiday is all about stuffing ourselves with, well, stuffing. Despite the dishes upon dishes of temptation, you can have your apple pie and eat it too. Here are a few ways to make your next Thanksgiving meal tasty — and healthy. 

Start Small

There are little ways to eliminate extra calories, fats, and sugars. It’s all about taking your original favorites and using these unnoticeable tricks and trades. 

Thanksgiving Tricks & Trade-Outs

  • Add another serving of veggies
  • Milk > Cream
  • Greek yogurt > Cream cheese/sour cream
  • Less crust
  • Increase fiber 
  • Use less salt & sugar 
  • Rely on herbs over fats for flavor 

Go Bigger

You’re thinking the bigger picture. You want to make the whole recipe healthier, not just a few ingredients. That’s wonderful. Let’s turn our attention to the big-ticket menu items. Those Thanksgiving classics that bring everyone running to the table. Turkey. Mashed potatoes. Stuffing. It’s possible to enjoy them all — and feed your friends and family a healthy, delicious meal. Here’s the healthy Thanksgiving cookbook you’ve been looking for. 

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Whether you use these tips or not, we hope you have a wonderful holiday! Once all the food has been gobbled up, we highly recommend getting your family outside during Turkey day. Take a walk. Even this simple exercise, no matter how short, will get your metabolism up and running and decrease that lethargic, overly stuffed feeling so associated with Thursday evening. 

Whatever your holiday plans, here’s wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Fairview Range! 



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