Your Guide to a Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner
When I think of meals from the ghosts of Thanksgiving’s past, I remember the following scenario.
Aunts, uncles, cousins, and immediate family members all piled up at the kitchen table. There might be a spread of appetizers—cheese and crackers, a pickle assortment, and a few vegetables and a dip.
The meal would include a turkey or ham, full of antibiotics and hormones, a homemade stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, and possibly cranberry sauce, with pumpkin pie for dessert. Some years, there’s a vegetable side, such as carrots or corn.
This is a typical mouth-watering North American Thanksgiving dinner. If the meal is good for you, then what’s with the need to pile your plate again with seconds, and even thirds, while still awaiting your pumpkin pie topped with vanilla ice cream? What’s missing from my lavish Thanksgiving dinner?