The holidays are upon us again and that means lots and lots of food, family, friends, and fun. More food typically means extra pounds and the accompanying after-holiday guilt. You’ll have to meet with your primary doctor come January and double down on your eating plan. Instead, this year trade the guilt for some healthier food options and start with your office Thanksgiving party.
Healthier Food Options for Your Office Thanksgiving Meal
Healthy is tasty and delicious with these amazing additions to your office Thanksgiving party. Everyone wants to stay healthy, but everyone loves to eat! You can do both with the following 5 health-conscious options for Thanksgiving:
1) Crudite Turkey
Looking for a fun and memorable way to start off your office Thanksgiving party? Take your typical veggie tray (crudite platter) and arrange it in the shape of a turkey. In place of ranch or some other dressing, serve hummus for dipping.
2) Apply Cranberry Walnut Salad
Use this tasty salad as an easy and healthy side dish for your office meal. Use either spinach or lettuce as a base and add crisp apples, feta cheese, dried cranberries, and chopped walnuts. Top it with a light oil and vinegar dressing for a perfect compliment to your favorite Thanksgiving entree.
3) Mashed Cauliflower
Cauliflower is quite a versatile vegetable and can serve as a carb substitute in many of your favorite dishes. Mash it and season like you would mash potatoes and you’ll be surprised at this tasty low-carb alternative.
4) Herb Roasted Turkey Breast
A quick and easy alternative to roasting the whole bird. All you’ll need is boneless turkey breast, fresh sage leaves, thyme, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Lift the skin, and season it, then put the skin back in place and drizzle olive oil over it. Bake according to the instructions, but plan to leave it in for 2 to 3 hours. Allow it to rest, then slice it up for your office party!
5) Pumpkin Dream Bar
This delightful dessert is a gluten-free, delicious ending to your office Thanksgiving meal. Make the crust and the filling, then put the filling in the crust and bake it. Once it’s done, slice it into squares and sprinkle powdered sugar over it before serving.
All the Taste Without the Guilt
Weight management is first about your diet, then exercise. Eating healthy is the foundation of your overall health and well-being. Your body needs the proper fuel to carry out all the necessary functions of daily life. You don’t have to sacrifice taste, though. It doesn’t take a lot to make holiday meals a little healthier. Use this guide to healthier food options for Thanksgiving to get started with your office party.
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