Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and all the comfort foods that come along with Thanksgiving make us all really excited for the holiday season!


Here are some great ways to “Thank Your Body” this Thanksgiving!

1. Avoid the SUGAR!

Make homemade desserts such as Apple Pie.  When you cook homemade meals and desserts, you control exactly what goes in them! Choose natural sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup, and organic stevia to have your Thanksgiving treat you won’t regret!


2. Go Gluten Free.

There are tons of recipes containing gluten free Thanksgiving traditions such as this Classic Gluten free Stuffing recipe!


3. Don’t worry about the FAT.

If you didn’t realize yet, I am a BIG fan of FAT! Add  organic grassfed butter to all your dishes that require it, and don’t forget to it enjoy it! Click here to find out why Fat doesn’t make you FAT!.


4. Avoid Food Preservatives.

Many products we deem as “harmless” are in fact pretty harmful. Check your food labels for any ingredients you don’t understand. If you find a word you can’t pronounce, odds are its a food preservative. Words like disodium phosphate, Monosodium Glutamate and BHA/BHT all indicate toxic food preservatives. Try to steer clear of these by buying organic spices and seasonings.


Have a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving!



Alexandra Blydenburgh is a clinical nutritionist practicing out of her Rockville Centre practice Wellness Done Naturally. To find more of Alexandra’s posts visit her website at www.wellnessdonenaturally.com