Healthy Trade-Ups for Thanksgiving Dinner

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Thanksgiving dinner often entails rich, fattening foods. What if you could keep the taste, but ramp up the healthiness?
Air Date: 11/6/13
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Jenny Sansouci, AADP Health Coach
Jenny Sansouci is an AADP (American Association of Drugless Practitioners) Certified Health Coach. She graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and has a certificate in Food Therapy (Food and Healing) from the Natural Gourmet Institute. She's the publisher of HealthyCrush.com, where she writes about nutrition, health, yoga and personal development. Jenny's life is an intoxicating love affair with whole foods nutrition, natural health and high vibes, and she aims to show others that living a healthy life can be fun, pleasurable, and delicious.
  • Guest Twitter Account: @jennysansouci
Healthy Trade-Ups for Thanksgiving Dinner
Ahhhh, Thanksgiving dinner. For many, this feast is filled with rich, fattening foods.

Oftentimes, the holidays give you an excuse to have an "all or nothing" mindset when it comes to the healthiness and quality of food you're consuming.

But you don't have to sacrifice quality of food for taste.

Certified health coach, Jenny Sansouci, joins Andrea and Lisa to share some healthy alternatives to your traditional Thanksgiving fare.

For instance, aim for a free-range, organic turkey. Not only will you be saving yourself from antibiotic and potential GMO exposure, but these birds taste much better as well.

Try cauliflower mashed potatoes instead of the real ones... season them right, and you'll never know the difference.

What about stuffing? With the advent of gluten-free and grain-free breads, you can make a much healthier alternative. Or, try composing a stuffing with quinoa, brown rice or wild rice.