Healthy Thanksgiving Salad Meal
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With the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday upon us, and other seasonal holidays just around the corner in many other countries, we thought this would be a great time to highlight that holiday eating and healthy eating do not have to be at odds with one another.
This is especially true when making holiday meals the HumanaNatura way and following HumanaNatura’s OurPlate healthy eating guidelines. All that’s really required is to eliminate especially unhealthy traditional foods, keep the healthier ones, and then combine them with a few renaturalizing foods to create delicious, optimally nutritious, and memorable holiday salad meals.
Our example HumanaNatura salad meal shows how this can be done, using traditional North American Thanksgiving foods as a case in point. First, we’ve eliminated the most unhealthy ones, including carbohydrate-rich, and both body and soil-degrading, annual staple plant foods made from grains, beans, and starches. And we’ve of course passed on all sugary deserts and sweets, for the same reasons.
Next, we’ve kept several popular, personally and ecologically healthy Thanksgiving foods – including sliced turkey breast, carrots, olives, pecans, and even a bit of cranberry sauce – and combined them with chopped romaine lettuce, sliced grape tomatoes, diced cucumber, a bit of red onion, and sliced avocado.
This slightly super-sized, at-once warm and cool salad meal is dressed with olive oil and white wine vinegar. It’s then garnished with paprika, parsley, and black pepper, and served to waiting guests without delay. As you can see, the result is a healthy, attractive, and satisfying holiday meal that should leave no one wanting!
You can learn more about creating naturally delicious and optimally nutritious meals via OurPlate, HumanaNatura’s natural eating guide and meal rating tool. As you explore the HumanaNatura approach, you will quickly experience how this science-based and 100% natural model for our daily meals can change the way you eat, feel, and live – and help our environment – at holidays and throughout the year.
To learn even more, check out the Natural Eating section of HumanaNatura’s free and comprehensive Personal Health Program.
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