If you have been divorced recently, there are many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Most importantly, you had the strength to move on, so be thankful for that and your new life ahead!
You will probably get invites from friends and family for the holiday. Since your break-up, you may have been on an excercise routine to get that post-divorce body back. This is just the beginning of the holiday season, so it can get difficult from here onward. Lots of parties and events withgreat food and drink. I am not saying to not eat and enjoy. But moderation is key. Below are some foods that you should try to stick to on the Thanksgiving table for the most health benefits.
*Turkey is filled with protein so it’s a good item to go after if you’re not a vegetarian. Go with the white meat. It has less calories and more proteins than dark meat. Stay away from the stuffing though.
*Much better to go with the cranberry sauce than the gravy on your turkey. Cranberries are high in anti-oxidants, fiber and vitamin C.
*Yams are a fabulous source of fiber. They are also a solid source of vitamins C, B1 and B6.
*Stick to the green veges like broccoli and green beans. Also, cauliflower is very healthy. Stay away from cooked carrots as they are high in sugar.
*For desert, try to stick to fresh fruit. I don’t mean the fresh fruit encased in a pie crust with whip cream on top. Try to have some willpower at the end of your dinner.
If you want to not succumb to all of the goodies and make it through the appetizers of delicious cheese, it’s always helpful to drink a protein shake right before you go to the Thanksgiving event. This will curb your appetite a bit and hold you off until the main course. Here is a berry whey protein shake recipe below.
8 oz. almond milk (or, rice milk)
½ cup fresh or frozen organic blueberries
1 scoop Jay Robb vanilla whey protein powder
2 T. organic ground flax seeds
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
Mix in a blender with a few ice cubes if desired.
257 calories, 8 g. total fat, 4 g. saturated fat, 1 g. monounsaturated fat, 3 g polyunsaturated fat, 13 mg. cholesterol, 340 mg. sodium, 19 g. carbohydrate, 6 g. fiber, 6 g. sugar, 29 g. protein, 600 IU vitamin A, 11 mg. vitamin C, 100 IU vitamin D, 16 IU vitamin E, 33 mcg. folate, 254 mg. calcium, 60 mg. magnesium, 4 mg manganese, 1.3 mg iron, 100 mg. phosphorus, 731 mg. potassium.