We all know that Thanksgiving tends to be associated with mass amounts of comfort food, however, there are still options you can prepare that are more health-forward than the traditional mashed potatoes and gravy, apple pie, not to mention ham and turkey. Of course, we’d never knock these foods, but there are options that will provide you with more vitamins and minerals than the junk food options will.
Below, Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center goes over a few healthy dishes you can prepare for Thanksgiving, even if you’re going to be having a socially distant holiday this year.
First, prepare plenty of veggie dishes to go with the clean whole protein you plan on preparing. Have a salad option or two and make sure to include healthy greens like spinach, kale, and other vitamin and mineral-dense leafy greens.
Next, yams and sweet potatoes are a great option, but, in lieu of the brown sugar and marshmallows, top your sweet potatoes with almonds and granola to give it a healthy kick.
Having more than one entree is a good idea, too, and it’s always considerate to provide a plant-based option for those who do not eat meat.
At Family Chiropractic & Spinal Health Care Center our treatments are design to optimize our patient’s lives on a daily basis. Combine our treatments with a healthy diet and exercise and you won’t go wrong. Contact us today to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we play a vital role in keeping our community happy and healthy.