Use the government’s MyPlate to help you enjoy your Thanksgiving feast while staying on the healthy track. One of the main points of the MyPlate diagram is portion control. There is room for all foods on the plate, but focus on portion control. While the Thanksgiving meal is often quite large with mounds of food, there are also usually plenty of vegetable and fruit options! Focus on the produce and pack your plate full of green beans, sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, salad, and cranberries. If you pack your plate full of the produce, there will be less room for the stuffing, rolls, turkey, gravy, and mac and cheese. Stick to one plate and your thanksgiving can be healthy and balanced!
See ChooseMyPlate.org for more information!