Vegetables at the Thanksgiving Table
We all know the prototypical dishes that occupy a Thanksgiving table and many of us, although it’s true social distancing will be in order, still plan on preparing some sort of special meal for the special holiday weekend.
Below, Associates in Chiropractic goes over a few Thanksgiving dishes that incorporate vegetables, which is going to be the cornerstone of any healthy diet.
First, make sure to include at least one salad option. Kale and spinach are good greens to include — make sure you don’t just settle for iceberg. Throw in some sprouts, avocado, almonds, walnuts, carrots, cucumbers, and other healthy toppings to make your salad pop. Oil and balsamic is going to be the healthiest dressing option, but it’s okay to cheat in that department on a holiday — we won’t tell.
Next, green bean casserole is often a fan favorite, and a sweet potato or yam dish topped with granola instead of the normal marshmallows will provide a healthy alternative to you and your loved ones.
Broccoli is another versatile vegetable that can go in a salad and be eaten raw or cold, not to mention steamed or used for the base of a creative side dish. Broccoli is also packed with vitamins and minerals and is classified as a super food.
Red, green, and yellow peppers are also great vegetables to include in your Thanksgiving spread. Red bell peppers have more Vitamin C than oranges, for instance.
If you have any questions or need a chiropractic tune-up after your holiday weekend, contact Associates in Chiropractic today to schedule your appointment. Chiropractic is an amazing antidote for a stressful holiday season.