You can create a healthy Thanksgiving meal this year for your family and guests using some healthy food recipes, healthy cooking ideas and most important healthy food choices that will make this Thanksgiving dinner a special event.

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The trick is to make healthy choices and options to serve as part of your meal.  It is pretty difficult to prevent  the family form eating too much during Thanksgiving dinner, but there are foods that you can focus on to make it a healthier table.

There are many healthy Thanksgiving recipes and ideas that you can use to prepare your Thanksgiving dinner or any meal of the week.  Healthy cooking and healthy food choices are easy and can be creative.  To learn more about using healthy foods at Thanksgiving and get a free Thanksgiving recipe Ebook from QualityHealth just CLICK HERE.  It is full of great ideas that will make this Thanksgiving special.

Here are five healthy Thanksgiving foods you can enjoy guilt-free this year:

Turkey. If you are looking for a lean cut of meat, turkey is hard to beat. A 3-ounce serving of skinless white meat contains 25 grams of protein, barely 3 grams of fat, and less than 1 gram of saturated fat. Dark meat has more saturated fat than white meat, and eating the skin adds a hefty wallop of these bad fats.

Cranberries. Make your own cranberry sauce this year from whole berries, you’ll get a tastier and less sugary sauce than you can get out of a can. The fruit that provides the base of this traditional side dish deserves to move from holidays to everyday. Cranberries are packed with dozens of different antioxidants.

Sweet potatoes. These un-potatoes — they’re related to the morning glory, not the white potato — are an excellent source of vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. This can be a sweet Thanksgiving treat you can serve year-round.

Pumpkin. We know that everyone loves pumpkin pie, but instead of all that sugar  try a recipe Zesty Pumpkin Custard this year.  Before this orange squash is made into pie, it’s just plain good for you. Pumpkin is low in fat, low in calories, and loaded with potassium, vitamin A, beta carotene, and vitamin C.  Check out the recipes and be creative.

Pecans. Most nuts are great sources of heart-healthy fats. Pecans are no exception. Twenty pecan halves contain about 20 grams of unsaturated fat. Studies from around the globe show that people who routinely eat nuts are less likely to die of heart disease than those who don’t.