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Thanksgiving Healthy Swaps

Posted on 11/9/2017


Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Rene Ficek, registered dietitian nutritionist. Fall is my favorite time of the year and one of the reasons why is because I love fall foods so much. And I'm not just talk about pumpkin pie, but a lot of the best tasting and most nutritious foods are actually fall foods.


The first food we have are beets and all root vegetables like carrots, turnips, rutabaga are all fall super foods, but the beets stands out from the rest. Nutritionally, they're jam packed with folate, vitamin C and magnesium. Their flavor is one of a kind. Roasted beets are the perfect side dish to any fall meal.


Next, we have pomegranates. They're rich in antioxidants, and they're a great source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. Simply slice open the pomegranate and enjoy their many seeds inside. If this is too time consuming for you, pomegranate juice is another great way to consume the many vitamins and minerals that the fruit offers.

Pumpkin Seeds

And lastly, we have pumpkin seeds. While many pumpkin carvers simply throw the pumpkin insides to the trash, others know that pumpkin seeds are delicious fall super foods. They're rich in healthy fats and oils and in order to enjoy these, simply throw them at a baking dish and roast them in the oven until they're nice, dry, and crispy. They can be enjoyed alone as a snack or thrown into a trail mix or even thrown in a salad for a nice added crunch.

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