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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.

Join The Conversation
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I love Raw Veggies with a little dip! :drool: and shrimp cocktail!
scratch5 scratch5 10 years
Shrimp cocktail - never thought of that and I like it.
My-Opinion My-Opinion 10 years
I love the raw veggies and hummus~yummy!! I can't bring myself to eat blue cheese cause when I prepared food in the deli, sometimes I'de have to crumble up that stinky stuff! I was so hoping you'd say 'pecans' for the best type of nut. I don't like pecan pie though, it's too giggly.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
My MIL, ALYWAYS has great snacks/appetizers before the dinner. To distract myself from the plethora of food, I try to engage myself in conversations.
J_Stone J_Stone 10 years
Great ideas, its nearly impossible to NOT snack while all the food prepares!
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