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Fill Your Plate with These Thanksgiving Foods

Fill Your Plate with These Thanksgiving Foods

By Melinda Hershey, Staff Writer

You might look at your Thanksgiving table and become overwhelmed by the sea of fattening dishes. However, not everything in your holiday feast is terrible for you; there are several traditional dishes that actually serve up a fair amount of good-for-you nutrients. Here's what to fill up on to feel satisfied (without feeling stuffed like a turkey).
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Turkey Breast

The star of your Thanksgiving feast might just be the healthiest feature of your meal! Turkey breast is naturally low in fat, high in protein, and filling to boot. A 3-ounce serving of white meat turkey generally clocks in around 150 calories. Just avoid deep-frying your bird, go easy on the butter and salt, and remove any extra skin before eating. Also avoid the darker meat from drumsticks and wings, as it tends to be fattier. Check out our tips for how to roast the perfect turkey!