Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and whether you’re hosting a big dinner or traveling for your Turkey I’ve got some great ideas and products to help make Thanksgiving more enjoyable.
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Healthy Eating While Traveling On-The-Go
Nearly 47 million Americans travel for Thanksgiving – and the key here is to do a little bit of planning so you have an energizing snack at your fingertips. Like this new “Limited Batch” Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Spice by KIND. Part of KIND’s “Nuts and Spices” family, each bar has 5 grams of sugar, which is 50% less sugar per bar than the average nutrition bar. You can pick up this batch through December and enjoy it as a snack that will give you lasting energy – whether your traveling in a plane, train, or automobile this holiday.
When you’re on the go, you’re thirsty so don’t forget to stay hydrated. To drink, try fairlife available in convenient, portable containers making for less spills while drinking on-to-go. Using a unique ultra-filtration process, fairlife boosts the natural protein and calcium found in milk. A cup of fairlife ultra-filtered milk contains 13 grams of protein and 6 grams of sugar – that’s half the sugar of other white milk. fairlife will hydrate you and that protein helps keep hunger at bay. fairlife is also a good source of 9 vitamins and minerals and contains no artificial hormones and it’s lactose free, so it’s great for everyone.
Healthy Ways to Indulge Without Going Overboard
Balance out those rich, seasonal favorites, like stuffing and gravy, with vegetables. Veggies have fiber and are mostly water. So they are both filling and hydrating. You’ll take less of the rich foods and you’re body will feel better when you balance.
Make your veggies taste delicious Tessemae’s – their new creamy ranch dressing tops the competition in quality and taste. Tessemae’s says “There’s nothing hidden in our ranch!” They use only simple, whole sourced food ingredients like sunflower oil, lemon juice, and dill. Nothing artificial, no added sugar.
Help your guests make the healthy choice by putting out a platter of veggies with ranch dip or make a holiday salad with fall favorites like pumpkin seeds and butternut squash and drizzle with your favorite Tessamae’s condiment. Tessemae’s offers 25 different dressings, marinades and condiments that are USDA organic and you can find them at Whole Foods.
Jazz up your favorite fall veggies with pops of color and tang. Roasted brussels sprouts take on a whole new flavor with Pomegranate molasses. It’s made with POM wonderful juice, lemon, and a bit of sugar that simmers on the stove until it coats the back of a spoon. The pomegranate juice gives the dish a sweet and tart flavor with a little polyphenol punch – and you can add it to any vegetable from Brussels sprouts to green beans and even desserts. Each 8 ounce bottle of POM wonderful has the juice from two whole pomegranates, plus antoxidants, and no added sugar, no artificial ingredients.
Totally Transform Leftover Turkey
When you wake up from your post-turkey slumber you’ll likely encounter some leftover turkey. Leftover turkey has endless possibilities when it comes to creating tasty sandwich combinations, with just a squeeze of hummus. Sabra Spreads is a new line of fresh, hummus-based spreads with flavors and texture to compliment sandwiches and wraps. It comes in 3 varieties: Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper, Garlic Herb, and Honey Mustard.
There’s no need for plain, dry turkey sandwiches with these creative combos made with Sabra Spreads. Make turkey salad lettuce boats, made with leftover turkey, Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper spread, paired with crunchy romaine lettuce and chopped grape tomato. Another creative twist is turkey “sushi” made with a spinach wrap, sliced leftover turkey, thinly sliced cucumber and carrot, and Garlic Herb spread. Or try a warmed up sandwich, a leftover turkey Panini with Honey Mustard spread, sautéed spinach, roasted red peppers. Look for Sabra spreads in your refrigerator case and “upgrade your sandwich”.
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