Here’s an eating guide:
First: The bird. If you’re preparing the turkey, don’t buy the “self-basting” kind, which is injected with a solution that’s supposed to help “improve” the flavor and juiciness of the meat. Those turkeys have nearly twice the fat and salt as the old-fashioned kind.
Next: Cranberry sauce. Cranberries are high in vitamin C and tannins, the heart-healthy compounds also found in red wine.
Finally: Sweet potatoes. One potato has nearly zero fat and only 120 calories – not bad at all. Sweet potatoes also contain an antioxidant that fights cancer, and reduces the risk of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. Just don’t top yours with a million mini-marshmallows!
Finally, watch out for gravy, which is basically salty, flavored fat.