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Published on November 19, 2012

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner Can Be Nutritious

November 19, 2012


  • Turkey is a lean protein and provides selenium, which is an antioxidant. It has trace amounts of saturated fat, by basting the turkey with low-fat, low-salt broth, wine or juice.
  • Mashed sweet potatoes are healthier leaving the skins on to help provide fiber and potassium.
  • Stuffing can be healthy by choosing whole-wheat bread, add flavor with fresh herbs. Carrot, onions and celery would be healthy and flavorful additions.
  • Green beans, brussels sprouts, asparagus and broccoli would be a healthy way to incorporate more vegetables.
  • Cranberries or pomegranate seeds make nice additions and helps to reduce sugar. 

Brelje, Beth. "Because of One, Thanksgiving for Everyone." Because of One, Thanksgiving for Everyone. N.p., 17 Nov. 2011. Web. 28 Oct. 2012. <>. Image.

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