Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

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Choose sides like Brussels sprouts for a healthier Thanksgiving.

If 3000 sounds like a lot of calories for one meal, that’s because it is.  Yet many holiday meals bust straight on through to the other side of a whole day’s calories in one sitting. The bad news: holiday weight gain lasts all year.  That’s right. All. Year. And year after year, this can really add up.

Now for the good news: you can still enjoy your holiday traditions without letting your waistline be a casualty. Read on for some practical tips, and a few less than practical (but highly effective) ones. Make this the year that you’re not just another statistic!

First, let’s take a closer look at exactly what we’re talking about here.

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Back to Basics. Bill Niman Talks Turkey

At this country’s first Thanksgiving, the pilgrims were eating a very different turkey from the holiday bird that sits on modern Thanksgiving tables.

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BN Ranch Heritage Turkeys: Now at FreshDirect

According to rancher Bill Niman, the great majority of turkeys grown in the US are the “Broad-Breasted White” breed, a bird that’s grown for… you guessed it: broad breasts.

On Niman’s ranch, his small staff is raising heritage-breed birds that are a lot closer to the turkeys our nation’s founders would have recognized.

Bill Niman is the rancher that The New York Times called a “pioneer of the ‘good meat’ movement,” and he took some time to chat with us about his BN Ranch Heritage-Breed Turkeys, which FreshDirect is selling this holiday season…. 

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Chef Floyd Cardoz Shares His Thanksgiving Traditions

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Chef Floyd Cardoz loves making Thanksgiving feasts with a twist!

What are your Thanksgiving traditions? For Top Chef Masters winner Floyd Cardoz, Thanksgiving means getting together with family, watching football, and cooking a Thanksgiving feast that’s traditional with a twist.

I chatted with the chef, who created our popular Tabla meals, about what Thanksgiving means to him:… 

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