29 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes and Tips

 

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. Ever since I can remember, my parents, sister, and I have gathered with 30 or so of our closest family friends to have a gigantic family dinner together. This year in particular, I'm especially excited to fly to Florida to be with my family. That's because I have super special news to celebrate. My boyfriend is now my fiancé! He proposed to me a few days ago, and we couldn't be more excited.

Now that I've shared my exciting news, let's get back to the also exciting topic of Thanksgiving! Whether you pass the turkey or pass on the turkey (like me!), there are many ways to stay healthy and avoid the super-stuffed feeling this week. To start, you'll definitely want to check out my list of healthy inspo before you hit the appetizers. 
Hosting a healthy party? Or simply a dinner guest? Either way, I've got tips to help you stay at the top of your nutrition game. May you nurture yourself and your loved ones as you find your reasons to celebrate this holiday!

 

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25 Ways Not to Gain Weight During the Thanksgiving Holiday 


Yup, it's possible! Thanksgiving is just one day. So even if you have a huge meal, you can get back to your healthy habits right after. I share my top Thanksgiving dinner do's and don'ts with TheActiveTimes.com to help prevent holiday weight gain. 

 

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3 Thanksgiving Main Dishes Perfect for Vegetarians


While there are lots and lots of yummy sides at Thanksgiving, 
vegetarians like me often get forgotten about in the protein department. Protein is what helps fill you up and keep you from noshing and noshing. Here are a few protein-filled vegetarian dishes (including one of mine!) to inspire your holiday menu, via Aaptiv.com.

  

Avoid the dreaded holiday weight gain with healthy Thanksgiving recipes and tips. Enjoy the holiday the fun and healthy way! #amyseatlist #healthythanksgiving #holidayweightloss #fitandtrimholiday #weightlossrecipes

 

Amy's Recipe of the Week: Turkey Veggie Platter

 

Think outside the box to get everyone involved with cooking AND eating healthy! My mom and I make a variation of this veggie turkey every year. It's a fun appetizer that also offers up a great way to get the kids involved with the cooking. Here are more ideas for healthy Thanksgiving recipes, too!

 

Avoid the dreaded holiday weight gain with healthy Thanksgiving recipes and tips. Enjoy the holiday the fun and healthy way! #amyseatlist #healthythanksgiving #holidayweightloss #fitandtrimholiday #weightlossrecipes

 

What are your thoughts on this topic? What are your favorite ways to celebrate a healthy Thanksgiving?

 

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Amy Gorin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, media personality, and writer in the NYC area.