Your Healthy Holiday Guide

Happy No-Guilt Thanksgiving!

cranberry-sauce
Credit: Travis Rathbone

I have to have... cranberry sauce

Sure, cranberry sauce can be full of sugar, but those berries are also loaded with antioxidants called anthocyanins, which have been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer and Parkinson's.

• No matter which plate you pick, round out the meal with a handful of lightly sautéed green beans.
• If this tangy-sweet staple is your weakness, go for a big scoop, about half the size of a tennis ball.
• Add matching portions of stuffing and mashed potatoes, along with a helping of skinless white-meat turkey the size of a smartphone. Top it with a shot-glass-size portion of gravy.
• For dessert—yes, you still get it!—grab only a sliver of pie (use two thumbnails as a width guide) to keep the total sugar in check.

Total: 745 calories

Next: I have to have... turkey (light and dark meat) and gravy