Healthy Thanksgiving Plate

Making healthy choices during the holidays can be difficult. Here are some tips for a healthy food choices using the plate format:

VEGETABLES

Fill ½ of your plate with vegetables, such as carrots, green beans, broccoli, salad, brussel sprouts, or asparagus.
Avoid casseroles or dishes that have heavy creams, sauces, butter, or crusts.
If your table is low on vegetables, consider adding fruit to this half of your plate. Cranberries, baked apples, and pears are good options.
GRAINS

Fill ¼ of your plate with starches such as stuffing and sweet potatoes.
Other choices for this section may include: mashed potatoes, rice pilaf, or corn pudding.
Skip the bread or rolls.
PROTEIN

Fill ¼ of your plate with lean turkey slices (approx. 3-4oz).
Avoid dark meat, including drumsticks.
Remove the skin from the turkey before eating.
Instead of gravy, use a fruit-based relish special kick.

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Weight Watchers 3 Ingredient Pineapple Cake

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I stumbled across this Weight Watcher recipe a few years ago and it is fantastic.  It takes about one whole minute to whip together and it is low calorie and no fat!!

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

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  • 1- Angel Food Cake Mix
  • 1- 20 oz. Can Crushed Pineapple in juice
  • 1- Fat Free Cool Whip

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven  350 degrees F.  Mix package of Angel Food Cake Mix and one 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple.  Pour into an ungreased 9″x13″ pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.   Let Cool.  Spread Cool Whip on top.  Makes 16 servings!

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NUTRITION INFO:

  • 120 Calories
  • 28 g Carbohydrate
  • 2 g Protein
  • 0 Fat
  • 130 mg Sodium

 

Labor Day Skinny Menu

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Wow!  It’s hard to believe Labor Day and the end of summer is upon us.  Here’s a healthy menu plan to keep you on track with your weight management goals.

Skinny Deviled Eggs

Skinny Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Skinny Pasta Salad

Red, White & Blue Parfait

Watermelon

Have A Safe and Wonderful Labor Day !!!

 

 

 

 

Skinny Devil Eggs

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WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
  •  1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  •  paprika, optional

DIRECTIONS:

Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 20 minutes. Remove eggs from hot water and place in a bowl of ice water. Peel.
Slice eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks and transfer to a bowl; mash with a fork.  Stir mayonnaise and mustard into yolks until smooth.  Spoon yolk mixture into the egg whites and lightly sprinkle with paprika. Chill before serving.  Makes 6 servings.

 

Nutrition Info:  1 Serving(2 egg halves) = 86 calories, 6 grams fat, 6 grams protein