Thanksgiving is a time for friends and family, but mostly for food! While Thanksgiving dinner is a well-deserved indulgence, some might be looking for ways to make their meals a little healthier. But just because you want to stay healthy, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice taste. The health of our donors is of the utmost importance to us at Stanford Blood Center, so we’ve come up with a list of five alternatives to make your Thanksgiving dinner both healthy and delicious.
You can’t have Thanksgiving without turkey, but there’s no need to slather it in butter to get maximum flavor. For a low-sodium, low-fat turkey that still tickles your taste buds, try this recipe for Lemon-Garlic Roast Turkey from EatingWell Magazine. For an extra-healthy option, swap the sodium-heavy supermarket turkey for an organic bird.