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Healthy Thanksgiving!

Healthy recipes and ideas for your Thanksgiving Feast!

Dr. Lewis First discusses healthy eating tips for Thanksgiving dinner and some of the reasons why family members feel sleepy after eating a big meal. Digesting a large meal that consists of many sugars and starches can cause a person to feel tired.

Vermont Cookbook Authors Deliver Off-Beat Thanksgiving Sides | Seven Days

Spiced Oatmeal Baked Apples - A quick, easy to make dessert that could even pass as a special breakfast

Spiced Oatmeal Baked Apples

Mexican Corn Quinoa Stuffed Squash

This is a simple sauce that goes very well with rich meats like goose and duck. You can make it well in advance, so you don't have to worry about it while you're cooking lunch. Pop some in a sterilised jar as a lovely home-made Christmas gift that's sure to impress.

One thing's for sure, if you can master the perfect roast potatoes, you're well on your way to the perfect Christmas dinner. This year, with a few extra tricks, I've managed to get them spot on. I've discovered that the humble potato masher is the secret to the perfect roastie, and you lot out there will be able to make these at home no problem. I've done a lot of potatoes, as it's always better to have too many so you've got some leftover. I don't expect you to have different flavoured spuds f…

Fragrant Indian spices—coriander, turmeric and black mustard seeds—are a wonderful accent for creamy mashed butternut squash. #Thanksgiving (from Food & Wine)

Quinoa is definitely a superfood: A grain-like seed, it's a "complete" protein containing all eight essential amino acids (another plus: it cooks much more quickly than most grains). #Thanksgiving (from Food & Wine)

Roasting the herb-rubbed turkey with apples and shallots is the secret to flavorful meat. Extra shallots in the roasting pan give the gravy a rich, caramelized shallot flavor. #Thanksgiving

Cornbread stuffing, a Southern favorite, is a nice change from more traditional white-bread stuffing.

Healthy Thanksgiving

Roasting sweet potatoes is even easier than boiling and mashing them. Maple syrup glaze transforms this ultra-simple dish into something sublime. #EatingWell #Thanksgiving