Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, because who doesn’t love to spend a whole day surrounded by family and friends, eating tons of food and watching football?
This is also the time of year where remembering to stick with healthy eating habits is the last thing on our minds. Another problem is being in charge of cooking something when cooking is not one of your talents. However, there is still a way to indulge in Thanksgiving with recipes packed with healthy foods that make the world’s worst cooks look like a master chef!
Pomegranates have anti-oxidant, anti-viral and anti-tumor properties. They are also packed with vitamins, such as vitamin A, C, and E, and folic acid. Here’s a recipe I found on The Kitchen Girl that not only uniquely uses pomegranates, but it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.
Did you know one serving of cauliflower contains 77 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C? Cauliflower serves as a good source of vitamin K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium and manganese. Here’s a recipe I found on Delish that turns stuffing into a healthy and low-carb option.
The most important thing, well for me at least, is dessert! These No Baker Pecan Pie Tarts I found on The Evolving Table are vegan and gluten-free (but still delicious) and can be stored in the fridge up to two weeks. Just one ounce of pecans provides 10 percent of the daily recommended intake of fiber. They also contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, B, and E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Remember, leftovers are a great perk of Thanksgiving.