Thanks to the fabulous "Self" mag...these tips could save us from having to go into full-blown detox mode after Thanksgiving dinner (and not be, as my intern so eloquently puts it a "Fatty-fatty No-friends). Lol.
TURKEY - When it comes to turkey, don't wing it. The dark meat has nearly twice the amount of saturated fat as the breast meat shown here.
CRANBERRIES - Fresh cranberries are low-cal and high-fiber. But a can of sweet cran sauce has a candy bar's worth of sugar per 1/2 cup
SAUSAGE STUFFING - A serving of sausage stuffing has up to 447 calories per 2/3 cup. I guess...just take it easy on this one.
VEGGIES - Veggies deserve more love on Turkey Day. Pile greens on your plate first, so you have less room for other stuff (aka carbs).
SWEET POTATOES - Watch out for the candied types—that's code for extra sugar.
GREEN BEANS - Sauté green beans in a bit of olive oil, not a glob of butter, to keep them light. Unlike boiling, sautéing stops nutrients from leaching out.
MASHED POTATOES - Mashed potatoes are easy to overeat. No cutting, no chewing—no stopping! Being aware of portions helps prevent a spud OD.
PUMPKIN PIE - At 316 calories, pumpkin is the lightest pie slice. And it's OK to indulge in the whipped cream! Two tablespoons of Reddi-wip has only 15 totally worth-it calories.
APPLE PIE - A piece of apple packs 411 calories.
PECAN PIE - Pecan is hard-core with 503 calories a pop.
"WHAAAAAAAA?! I can't eat pumpkin, apple AND pecan pie next?! Lame" #ThingsAFoodPervSays