While Thanksgiving traditions vary from family to family, there is one thing that always takes center stage: food.
The typical Thanksgiving meal generally contains two to three times the amount of calories the average person usually consumes in a regular day between three meals. Learn how to have your pumpkin pie and eat it, too, with these tips from Sharp HealthCare experts and some healthy recipes to bring to the table.
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Make a plan for healthful eating
These six tips can help you enjoy a tasty holiday meal while avoiding mindless eating — and the extra calories that go with it. "Enjoy the holidays in a festive and healthy way this year," says Melissa Hughes, a registered dietitian nutritionist at Sharp Rees-Stealy.
Approximately 6 percent of the population, or 18 million Americans, have gluten sensitivity. During Thanksgiving, gluten-sensitive individuals know to avoid the dinner rolls — but do they need to say no to the turkey?
Enjoying your favorite Thanksgiving dishes while living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes doesn't have to be difficult. Lynne' Schatzlein, registered dietitian at Sharp Home Infusion Services, shares her delicious recipe for spaghetti squash with pine nuts as a diabetes-friendly side dish.