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Five Healthy Additions To Your Thanksgiving Meal

Apples-Apples can be served in a dessert or even added to sweet potatoes to provide additional fiber, calcium and antioxidants. To learn how to make an easy mashed sweet potato and apple recipe visit

Brussel Sprouts-Extremely high in fiber, protein, vitamins, and antioxidants, while being low in fat and calories, brussel sprouts add not only seasonal coloring to your table but also many health benefits.

Kale-Kale is rich in beta carotene, vitamins K, C, B, and minerals such as calcium, potassium and iron. Prepare a salad using kale to add more nutrients to your holiday meal.

Greek yogurt-Substitute traditional veggie dip with Greek yogurt to reduce calories and fat. Greek yogurt is also packed with protein and contains magnesium, phosphorous and vitamin D.

Cauliflower-Cauliflower contains choline which is a B vitamin that has a role in brain health and development. It is also high in fiber and contains vitamin C and folate. Replace the often calorie-laden potatoes we see on Thanksgiving tables with mashed cauliflower.

Try this easy recipe:

Mashed Cauliflower


Medium-sized head of cauliflower, chopped

Three roasted garlic cloves

One teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

One teaspoon chopped fresh chives

Salt and pepper, to taste


Steam cauliflower for six to eight minutes or until tender.

Drain the cauliflower, then place in food processor.

Add garlic cloves and seasonings, then process until the desired consistency.

Serve warm.


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