Once you’ve consumed your Thanksgiving meal, there is only one thing left to do—eat dessert. Pies, cakes, and tasty treats might possibly be the best part of the food festivities. This year, try to change your eating habits during the holidays. Be conscious of grazing, caloric intake, portion sizes, and ingredients.
As you teach yourself to look for healthy alternatives, you’ll notice a lifestyle change that you love and enjoy. As you embark on this journey, you’ll need some help along the way. Here are some starter tips on eating healthier during Thanksgiving and choosing desserts that are both delicious and healthy.
The first Thanksgiving dessert will most definitely capture the attention of your friends and family. With incredible flavors, marmalade-glazed orange cheesecake is always a crowd pleaser. This dessert is perfect for the holidays without packing in unnecessary calories.
To make this dessert, you will need vanilla wafers, low-fat cottage cheese, reduced-fat cream cheese, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, eggs, low-fat plain yogurt, orange zest, orange juice, vanilla extract, orange marmalade, and orange liqueur, and mint sprigs.
Notice that these ingredients are low in fat. Be cautious when grocery shopping for the necessary ingredients. Make sure you choose the proper type of yogurt and cheeses. If not, you will accumulate a lot of calories.
The next Thanksgiving dessert to try is a chocolate walnut cake. Wait, did I just say chocolate? It’s amazing how the ingredients you choose can make such a drastic impact on the caloric intake of a meal. For this cake, you will need, eggs, granulated sugar, dark brown sugar, toasted ground walnuts, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, salt, ground cinnamon, orange marmalade, and confectioners’ sugar.
With an awareness of the ingredients that you ingest, your body becomes stronger and healthier. Don’t be afraid to ask for recipes from guests who bring their desserts this Thanksgiving. The more you know, the better you can judge whether a particular dessert is worth the calories.
You also need to be aware of portion control. Start learning your body. When you are full, listen to your body and stop eating. It can be difficult to stop after only a few bites of a delicious piece of pie, but you can do it! Save your pie for later. You’ll learn to love this method of eating.
As good as cake and cheesecake are, nothing compare to a delicious pie on Thanksgiving. After eating turkey and side dishes, it is nice to have something sweet. When you prepare healthy, low calorie meals, you can indulge in your favorite desserts. Imagine a low calorie meal accompanied by a low calorie dessert.
Saving so many calories, you’ll love the way you look and feel during the holidays. This next dessert is an oatmeal-nut crunch apple pie. Ditch the added sugars and opt for natural sweeteners. In this pie, you will enjoy fresh, sweet apples topped with streusel-lover’s crunch topping. The combination of these ingredients will send your taste buds on the ride of a lifetime.