Is There Nutrition in Turkey, Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries?
Turkey is a great source of protein, Vitamins B3, B6, B12, Selenium, choline and zinc. Use the spice rub recipe below and bake covered or in an oven bag for moisture instead of deep frying!
Sweet potatoes contain fiber, Vitamins A and C, potassium, and manganese, as well as other nutrients. 1 medium (about 5 inches long) sweet potato only has 100 calories. Mash them with a little orange juice for sweetness and cinnamon instead of baking them with marshmallows!
Cranberries are loaded with antioxidants, Vitamins C and E. Proanthocyanidins, a specific antioxidant, protects against urinary tract infections, cavities, and gum disease. Put 1 bag of cranberries, 1 orange and sugar or artificial sweetener to taste. Stir in a few chopped walnuts, rich in heart-healthy omega 3 fatty-acids!
Don’t forget to follow up your Thanksgiving meal with some physical activity. Take a walk around the neighborhood, have a dance-off contest with your family and guests, play some football or basketball in the yard, or go sledding or cross country skiing…..if we happen to have snow!
Turkey Spice Rub Recipe (for 5-5 ½ pound turkey breast) 1 ½ Tbsp. lemon-pepper seasoning 1 ½ tsp. onion powder 1 ½ tsp. garlic powder 1 ½ tsp. poultry seasoning ½ tsp. paprika