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Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

I’m happy to be home with my family for Thanksgiving this beautiful morning! I arrived bright and early yesterday morning (by train!) and was reunited with my mom, my Missy, and less than an hour later I was reunited with LA Fitness. What can I say, we gotta pre-burn every Thanksgiving calorie we can!

This is my first time home in three months, and I’m so happy to get to spend a long weekend with my mom & dad! There’s a mighty long list I can construct of all the things I am thankful for. Among them are: my parents. The ability to run and compete. Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Lattes. The “Undo” button. The snooze button. And this love bug:

The agenda for today includes a nice long run with some quick pick-ups while my dad rides his bike with me. Then some “quality time” in the kitchen as we cook up our turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and vegetables. I’m really lucky that my parents have adopted a healthy lifestyle along with me.  We are all very conscious about the nutrition of our food; while the holidays are a time of celebration, it’s still not an excuse to gorge your body with thousands of extra calories.

SO, with that said, our menu includes:

Lean Turkey Breast

Homemade Reduced-Sugar Cranberry Sauce

Homemade Veggie & Fruit-loaded Stuffing

Roasted Vegetable Medley

& Pumpkin Pie!

Of course recipes and pictures will be on their way! There are several ways to reduce the massive-caloric intake that is associated with the Thanksgiving Dinner. I will be making sure to get in a sweaty workout in the morning, and eating light and healthfully before the dinner.

Other obvious “strategies” for having a healthy holiday are eating in moderation and stop eating BEFORE you are uncomfortably stuffed.

Now ENJOY yourself :)

Who is braving the midnight crowds for Black Friday shopping?? I will be warm and snuggly in my bed. Can’t say there are any deals so unbeatable that I am compelled to wake up before the sun.

What healthy tips do you use for the holidays?

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