The mainstay of the Thanksgiving meal is a healthy eating bonanza.
Let's face it, the Thanksgiving meal has a reputation as a gorge fest—a day to let go of all pretenses of diet and nutrition as we binge on unhealthy foods. Yes, Aunt Myrna's yams with marshmallows were probably made with a pound each of butter and sugar, but turkey—on the other hand—is a healthy eater’s dream. The Thanksgiving bird is low in calories and fat and high in protein. It can be full of flavor, too, if you focus on the dark meat.
Emily Wise Miller is the web editor at Live Happy.