10 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving


A time to spend quality time with family and loved ones over a nice meal. With this holiday often comes over eating and worse, the regret that comes the next day.

Make this Thanksgiving a little guilty with these healthy tips.

Eat breakfast

Making sure you’ve eaten a healthy breakfast before your Thanksgiving festivities is very important. This will ensure that you’re not starving before the big meal begins.

Load up on plain yogurt

For most all recipes that call for sour cream, such as creamy dips, mashed potatoes and casseroles, reach for the plain yogurt! This low-calorie and low-fat option is the perfect substitute and you will hardly taste the difference.

Go for the gravy!

Don’t shy away from the gravy this year. Instead of getting canned gravy, consider making your own with fat-free chicken broth to save on calories.


Skip seconds

Thanksgiving leftovers are one of the best parts about Thanksgiving. Having one healthy portion of your favorite foods will allow you to have room to enjoy a little dessert.


Get active

Pass on the second piece of pie and go for a walk. Your waist line will thank you later and it’ll give you something fun to do instead of sitting around the leftovers.

Slow down

We know the food is delicious, but putting your fork down between bites will allow you to enjoy each mouthful to the fullest and will give you a chance to enjoy conversation.



Make this the Thanksgiving you’re intentional about keeping your eating in check. With these helpful tips, you will be on your way to enjoying the holiday with family and friends, rather than regretting everything you ate.