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Thanksgiving is just two days away! Here are some tips straight from the American Dietetic Association on how to make your Thanksgiving as healthy as possible.

Make Thanksgiving Healthier

November 24, 2009

As you plan your Thanksgiving Day shopping list, keep in mind healthy ingredients make favorite family recipes tasty and good for you, too.

  • For dips, sauces and pie toppings, use non-fat yogurt, fat-free sour cream or non-fat whipped topping. Non-fat yogurt is best in dishes that don’t require heating.
  • Use egg substitutes in place of whole eggs.
  • Try evaporated skim milk instead of whole milk.
  • Use low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth in your mashed potatoes to add flavor and lighten holiday fat content.
  • Top casseroles with almonds instead of fried onion rings.
  • Choose reduced-fat cheeses for salads and casseroles.
  • Use whole-grain bread for stuffing or wild rice as a side dish.

Pack your shopping cart with plenty of fresh vegetables like sweet potatoes, winter squash, broccoli, carrots and green beans. Apples, cranberries and pears combine easily for a tasty salad, fruit crisp or topping for the turkey.

Produced by ADA’s Public Relations Team

Source: The American Dietetic Association

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