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Weight Watchers Healthy Thanksgiving Ideas

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Thanksgiving is the kick-off to the holiday festivities and that means that the access to high-fat, high-calorie foods will be plentiful from now until the end of the year. 

And while it can be a difficult time to stay on track with your weight loss efforts, it is possible to make smart choices that are healthy and delicious.

Weight Watchers shared some ways to swap out some traditional Thanksgiving recipes and drop in healthier options that won't leave you feeling deprived of the tastes of the holiday season. Examples include:

  • Swap Out a Sweet Potato Casserole & Drop In Candies Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes are a great food – rich in beta carotene which in turn makes them rich in vitamin A. Take this holiday staple dish and cut out nearly 300 calories a serving while leaving in the flavor and health benefits. To find the recipe go to: http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rcp/RecipePage.aspx?recipeid=87041.
  • Swap Out Traditional Stuffing & Drop In Stuffing with Sage and Chives: Our spin on this popular dish cuts out nearly half the calories of the traditional version. Use whole wheat bread instead of white bread, which is a much healthier choice since it has more fiber in it, which helps to create a feeling of fullness, in turn satisfying you more than regular white bread. To find the recipe go to: http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rcp/index.aspx?recipeid=137351.
  • Swap Out Traditional Pumpkin Pie & Drop In Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust: This Thanksgiving classic features a light graham cracker crust. The filling's custardy and rich, with just a hint of spice. And pumpkin is so good for you. Just like sweet potatoes, it's filled with beta carotene and vitamin A. It's also another great source of fiber, which we all need more of in our diets. To find this recipe go to: http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rcp/index.aspx?recipeid=135361.

Weight Watchers has also recently launched ActiveLink, a fitness & activity monitor that translates activity to PointsPlus values and asses levels then it challenges you to do more. 

Staying active around the holidays can help you enjoy food-laden parties and keeps the balance between calories in and calories out.

For more information about Weight Watchers and its programs, go to www.weightwatchers.com/.

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