Ways to make traditional holiday dishes healthy: Trim the turkey.

Posted on 10/25/2012

The holiday season can be a challenging time of year to make healthy choices. But healthy holiday eating is possible. The experts at Travaasa offer some tips to help guide you through healthy holiday eating options.

Trim the turkey.
Turkey is a staple at most holiday get-togethers. With a few simple tricks, you can pile your plate with protein without piling on the calories. Bake turkey on a rack inside your roasting pan so the fat can drip away (instead of soaking into the skin). Drain any excess fat before serving. When it comes time to fill your plate, pass up the dark meat. It has more saturated fat than white meat. Skimp on the skin to curb calories and fat.

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