If you’re watching your waist size this Thanksgiving, just watch sizes on your plate according to a registered dietician. “It’s all about portion sizes;” says Barbara Troy, clinical assistant professor at Marquette University, who says any food fits into a healthy diet. She says things like eating slowly and sitting down to eat rather than snacking while socializing will help cut down the excess eating.
Of course some foods are healthier than others. Turkey is very lean meat but Troy says watch the stuffing which is usually high in fat; and cranberry sauce which is laden with sugar.
Part of the fun of Thanksgiving is leftovers. Food safety is important too, especially if you hit the road for a long drive after the meal.
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Troy says protein based leftovers such as egg based stuffing should be eaten within a few days. Turkey can be frozen and reheated; or in the fridge for up to five days then used as an ingredient with other meals.