Packed with hunger-fighting and muscle-building protein -- even the dark meat is good for you! Turkey a great centerpiece for a healthy Thanksgiving table, as long as you pass on the fatty skin.
Low in calories, yet bursting with natural sweetness and powerful antioxidants like lycopene. And there are so many ways to eat sweet potatoes: baked, stuffed, mashed, roasted or whipped into sweet potato pie.
Fresh or dried, cranberries are packed with fiber, cell-protecting anthocyanin and vitamin C. Add some to stuffing, grain salads, desserts or good old cranberry sauce.
These tasty beans give you vitamins C, A and K, plus iron and fiber – all for about 35 calories per cup.
This holiday classic can make its way to your meal in a variety of fashions – straight up kernels, casserole and cornbread just to name a few. It has high fiber content which helps in digestion. Corn is also high in B vitamins.
Keep the doctor away with vitamins A and C and the inflammation-fighting phytochemical called quercetin. Keep the peels on when you make pies, tarts and applesauce there are lots of nutrients in there.
Add both the flesh and seeds to your holiday dishes to get vitamins, minerals, omega-3s and antioxidants like lutein and beta carotene. Cooked pumpkin adds lots of silky creamy texture without fat and cholesterol.
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without this robust herb. A little goes a long way, giving big flavor for a smidge of calories. This tasty spice is high in antioxidants and helps support memory and brain health.
Cinnamon is a powerful spice – it gives savory dishes warmth and depth and brings out the flavor of fall favorites like apples, pears and pumpkin. You’ll also get a dose of fiber, calcium and iron. Regular consumption of this toasty spice may also help keep blood sugar and cholesterol in check.