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The Same Thanksgiving dinner without the Same Fat: Snacks

Thanksgiving is all about eating and then there's some giving thanks involved, maybe some football or the parade. But really it seems to be all about food.

As we gather around and wait for the fabulous meal to be ready, we snack. It is inevitable. Here are a few suggestions of snacks to have available that won't have such an adverse effect on your waist line:

  • Shrimp cocktail for a little bit of protein and not a lot of carbs or fat.
  • Raw nuts for some omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Almonds and walnuts would be the best. Make sure they are low salt and have no added oil or sugar.
  • Raw veggies like carrots, celery and red pepper strips for dipping in a healthy dip like hummus (you know I love hummus) or guacamole.
  • I also like to put out wasabi peas - they are low in fat and have some dietary fiber and the spice keeps you from eating too much.
  • For another idea, check out today's Snack Attack pears with blue cheese and walnuts.

    Snack wisely and when you get to the table eat slowly and enjoy the meal.

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