Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

Here are 8 tips to embrace the holiday and allow our bodies to thank us after the day is done. 

Happy Thanksgiving! What Are You Thankful For?1. Measure your handful, handful of pretzels 80 calories, 1 almond 10 calories.

2. Bring a healthy dish to share. Watch out for the dip, eg: salsa mix w/fat free sour cream or hummus dip

3. Eat before you go. how much money do you spend when you go to the supermarket on an empty stomach.

4. Allow yourself one treat. Don’t deprive yourself. (maybe two)

5. Don’t go if you really don’t want to. holiday parties should be a celebration not a obligation.

6. Buddy up with a friend/family member. Help each other since eating is social, with help you will feel less pressure. 

7. Dance,dance, dance, burn calories and keep busy, don’t be still, moonwalk away from the food.

8. Be a designated driver, 1 person is killed every 1/2 hour due to drunk driving, save your self hundreds of calories and you may even save a life.

Festive Recipe:
Baked Butternut Squash and Cranberries
1 medium butternut squash
half onion
1 tbsp. olive oil
pinch of sage
pinch of dried thyme
pinch of cinnamon
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup white, or red, cranberry juice, without added sugar

1. In large bowl, toss cubed squash and onion with olive oil.
2. Stir in herbs and cranberries.
3. Spread in lightly greased 3 or 4 quart baking dish.
4. Preheat oven to 350 deg
5. Cover dish and bake 1 hour
6. Pour juice over squash. Return to oven, and continue baking 15-20 minutes, uncovered.
7. Serve warm or cold.

Makes 6 servings – per serving: calories 130, protein 2g, carbohydrates 26g, fat 3g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 6mg, fiber 4g.

Happy and Healthiest Thanksgiving today! What are you thankful for? 

Your friend in health,
Coach Adam Cobb

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