What’s in Your Thanksgiving Meal?
A Thanksgiving spread of pumpkin pie.

What’s in Your Thanksgiving Meal?

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Thanksgiving is your moment to indulge in all the fine foods and drinks, alongside the company of your family members. If you are concerned with making the right choices during the meal, we have a few recommendations that will see you through the day. Don’t be afraid of what’s on the table, there are so many healthy options to choose from.


The main course of the day is most often the turkey. If you’re vegetarian or vegan, you may spring for a tofurkey. Whatever your tastes, the Thanksgiving staple is an essential way of getting protein. A typical serving size of turkey or tofurky would be the same size and thickness as a deck of cards. Keep in mind the chart below for serving size help.


Resource: USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory- Turkey (Young Hen).


The famous spuds are the top-selling vegetable in the United States. There are so many various ways to present potatoes at the Thanksgiving event. There will probably be baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, and even sweet potatoes. Choose your potato dish wisely. Use this as your dietary guide if necessary:


Resource: USDA- through National Labeling and Education Act- Potato.

Pumpkin Pie

Traditionally, every Thanksgiving feast should involve a pumpkin pie. It has been the norm to combine two concepts of pie and vegetable into a strange, yet, satisfyingly delicious dessert. Cater to your sweet tooth by grabbing a piece of the pie. If you want to know what’s in it, here are the facts if you’re going to get a standard 1 oz slice: