Thanksgiving is almost here and if you’re like many people, you will have lots of grocery shopping to do. Before you head to the store, plan your menu and prepare a list that stretches your food dollar and adds the most nutrition to your holiday meal.
How many people will attend? Only buy a turkey that is the right size for your group. Allow about one pound per person.
Choose a turkey that is not self-basted. That way, you can baste using fat-free broth and save calories.
Buy plenty of vegetables to use instead of chips for dips. Vegetables are also great to use in stuffing or as a stand-alone side dish.
Buy whole-grain bread for your stuffing, and add barley or wild rice to increase fiber.
You can serve a meal that not only has your guests raving about your culinary skills, but is also good for their health.