But, if the thought conjures up a vision of days-long preparation, too much food, the good china, too many people and more leftovers than you can deal with, dispel that vision. Just think about the food.
Because, as it turns out, many of those traditional holiday favorites are among the best foods you can consume for the health and well-being of your body. These particular "superfoods" are known to fight disease as well as providing vital nutrients.
Turkey – just for starters. How about sweet potatoes and pumpkins, cranberries and oranges, apples and walnuts? Spinach – can you picture it as a fresh salad with raspberries, avocado slices and alfalfa sprouts topped with a creamy yogurt dressing?
Now, if you could eat all that at one meal – without overeating – you would have almost everything that’s included in the latest list of the best “super-foods” you can give your body. If you added beets as a vegetable, topped the salad with a sprinkling of flaxseed, and added a serving of Quinoa, you would have won the prize. But, nobody said you had to have all those good foods at one meal.
And if you, like most Americans, wouldn’t mind eating those foods more than once a year, you’re really in luck. The truth is that most of these “really good” healthful foods are abundant and not so expensive that you should forgo them at other times of the year.
Right now, here in North Texas, all of the above foods are available; some at bargain prices.
You can always find frozen whole turkeys. But why not try a turkey breast instead? Or, for a simpler meal, buy ground turkey for burgers, meatloaf or meatballs. Frozen cranberries are always available.
And the markets are featuring avocados, berries and oranges right now at great prices. If you can’t find a pumpkin, just substitute one of its cousins, a popular squash; and don’t forget to roast the seeds for a healthful snack.
When eating foods that are good for your mind and body can be so easy, not to mention tasty and fun, why would anyone opt for less than the best (for you)?
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