For those of you who desire to be more health-conscious this time of year, the Thanksgiving holiday marks the peak of dietary struggles around food choices and portion control. Plus, there are all those tempting, tasty carbs within reach seemingly at all times! Don’t fret though. Your trusted experts are here to help take the guess work out of your post-Thanksgiving meals that will ensure your meal choices remain in line with your personal health goals.
Turkey, Spinach and Apple Wrap
Short on time? No worries! This whole grain turkey wrap recipe is quick and easy. All you've got to do is grab your leftover turkey, slice some apples, shred some greens, roll up your wrap, and well...THAT’S A WRAP!! You have a healthy, post-Thanksgiving meal in just minutes. View the recipe.
Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Salad
If your family is anything like mine, there is no Thanksgiving without sweet potatoes. Wellview Health Registered Dietician Kari Martinez recommends repurposing your leftover sweet potatoes in this refreshing fall salad. “Sweet potatoes are the perfect nutrient-dense comfort food, and when highlighted in a healthy salad, can make for a staple post-Thanksgiving meal for the whole family.” View the recipe.
Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt Parfaits
Are you in need of breakfast or dessert? No need to choose! Featured on prevention.com, this pumpkin-themed meal or dessert alternative offers a healthier idea for your key holiday ingredients. Be sure to top with some low sugar granola and nuts and ENJOY! View the recipe.
Want some other ideas? Try one of our holiday inspired recipes. Happy Thanksgiving!
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– CASEY EDMONDS, CHWC, CPT, CMS
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