The ‘Turkey day’ dishes ought to be exciting and mouth-watering but for most of us, it’s like a same routine every year.Here are a couple of healthy dishes that will break the monotony and make your guests compliment you.
Sweet potatoes pureed into a soup are a very suitable alternative to the mashed potatoes that we usually consume at thanksgiving.You can also roast them and season with salt and pepper. Sweet potatoes are a good source ofvitamins A and C, bet-carotene, yes the one found in carrots.They will help you ward off cold and dry winter skin, plus the fiber and potassium that they have is beneficial for your overall health.
When we talk about pumpkin, doesn’t the pumpkin pie automatically come to our mind? Though it contains decent amounts of sugar and fat, it is better than some other options like the pecan pie. Roasted pumpkin seeds are a healthier bet for the gala occasion.Some people believe that consuming pumpkin can increase your life span. Surely, they too are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A, which would enhance your immunity and a better vision.
Sautéed wild mushrooms
All mushrooms are rich in fiber, which helps in lowering cholesterol and improving digestion.Mushrooms are also known to fight cancer and boost the immune system. Sautéed wild mushrooms can be prepared in less than 20 minutes. Heat ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil in a large skillet. Add mushrooms to the pan and toss so that the oil gets coated on them. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste on them and allow the mushrooms to turn brown. Add lime juice to the mushrooms and toss like before. Remove from heat and serve the mushrooms.
Broccoli is one of the most talked about veggies regarding its cancer fighting properties. It helps in reducing cholesterol, has high levels of vitamin C, K, calcium and helps in maintaining blood sugar levels.
Take about 5 cups of broccoli florets, ½ cup of raisins,1 chopped red onion, a cup of mayonnaise, 2 teaspoons sugar, 10 slices of fried and crumbled bacon and 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl and keep the bowl in the refrigerator. Whenever the guests are ready, serve the salad chilled.
These side dishes will add taste and health to your thanksgiving meal.The ingredients are easily available and the preparation time is less as well.