You might find it odd that as a registered dietitian I would even propose that Thanksgiving is the healthiest meal of the year. But in a society full of styrofoam, shrink-wrapped, processed, drive-thru food, Thanksgiving may actually be the most "real" meal you eat all year. Here's why:
1. The menu is driven by culture and tradition, not marketing.
2. Veggies and Fruits play a large role in the menu.
3. It is typically prepared at home.
4. It is generally enjoyed with family and loved ones.
Stay tuned for personal strategies to make the most out of your Thanksgiving meal - both enjoyment and nutrition-wise.