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Simple Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner – 500 Calories

Thanksgiving Day is approaching and we are hear to tell you it is possible to have your pie and eat it too! Don’t let one day undo all of the hard work and dedication you have put into living a healthy lifestyle.

Simple Tips and Tricks for a healthy Thanksgiving Dinner – 500 Calories

Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner

Turkey – Choose a 4 oz piece of white meat without the skin

Nutrition: 153 calories and 34 grams of protein

Potatoes – 1 large baked sweet potato with a pinch of salt

Nutrition: 166 calories, 37 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams dietary fiber, 12 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein

Green Beans – 1/2 cup of fresh steamed green beans

Nutrition: 62 calories, 4 grams of carbohydrates, and 2 grams of protein

Pumpkin Pie – 1 slice of healthy homemade pumpkin pie with whipped cream

Nutrition: 156 calories, 6 grams of fat, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 8 grams of sugar, and 5 grams of protein.

Total Thanksgiving Dinner Calories – 537!

Other Dinner Additions…

Dinner Roll – 1 small dinner roll

Nutrition: 77 calories, 2 grams of fat, 13 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein

Cranberry Sauce – 1/2 cup of homemade cranberry sauce

Nutrition: 120 calories, 29 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, and 27 grams of sugar

Total Thanksgiving Dinner Calories – 734

A Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner Is Possible

Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner

While it is very possible to enjoy a delicious healthy dinner this Thanksgiving, remember, one day of indulging a bit more than usual will not cause you to gain weight. Just like one day of eating very well will not cause you to loose weight. It is the choices you make on a regular basis that will help shape your waistline and promote overall health and fitness.

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