Leave behind menu items available most of the year
No one wants to feel deprived of the heart-warming indulgences of Thanksgiving dinner. You have waited all year long to dig into some of these classics! However, less nutritious items on the menu that you can enjoy most of the year can be skipped, sparing calories so that you dont have to feel guilty about enjoying your Thanksgiving favorites. Such items include buttery mashed potatoes smothered in gravy, heavily dressed salads, and appetizers that are often present at any dinner party all year long. Save room on your plate for the items that you truly have been waiting to splurge on, like stuffing, cranberry sauce, or cabbage rolls.