Did you know that the average Thanksgiving dinner has over 2,000 calories? Although Thanksgiving is a special time of year for family and friends to reunite and appreciate what we’re grateful for, it can also be stressful. With so much emphasis on food preparation and eating, it can be a challenge to maintain good nutrition, manage calories, and stay active. Luckily there’s quite a bit you can do to help your Thanksgiving party, and yourself, enjoy a healthier, less stressful holiday.
Here are a few recipes that might help as well:
These are knife-and-fork carrots for your next gathering. Steaming them whole retains their carroty essence. Tossing them with lemon-dill vinaigrette while they are still warm allows them to absorb lots of flavor.Total Time: 25 min Prep: 10 min Inactive: 5 min Cook: 10 min
Yield: 6 to 8 servingsIngredients: Zest and juice of 1 medium lemon 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon honey 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill Kosher salt 3 pounds carrots with greens trimmed to 1-inch Directions: Whisk together the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, vinegar and honey in a medium bowl until combined. Slowly pour in the olive oil, whisking constantly, until the vinaigrette is smooth and thickened. Stir in the chopped dill, lemon zest, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
Fill a medium wide-mouthed pot with 2 inches of water. Set a collapsible steamer basket insert into the pot, then bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
Put the carrots in the steamer basket and cook, covered, until tender when pierced with a knife, about 8 minutes. Gently toss the warm carrots with the dressing in a large shallow serving dish. Allow the dressing to absorb into the carrots for 5 minutes before serving.3
Use store-bought pumpkin muffins and let your kids have fun transforming them into these fun and healthy snacks.
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