Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to share a great meal with family and friends you may not often see throughout the year. Many people overindulge in the meal and enjoy every bit of it, but you can still maintain healthy habits while doing so. Simple substitutions and alternatives can make for diabetes-friendly Thanksgiving dishes everyone can feel better about. And while you’re planning for hosting guests during the holiday, think about accessibility products like a threshold ramp to ensure everyone can arrive and leave safely. Here are some great diabetes-friendly dishes to consider preparing this Thanksgiving.
Sweet Potato And Apple Hashbrowns
If you enjoy the sweet potato casseroles topped with sugary marshmallows, then you may love this alternative. Slice sweet potatoes and apples into sticks and cook them in a small amount of oil in a skillet. Season them with your favorite seasonings and top them with a pinch of cinnamon for a sweet touch. It’s a simple and unique recipe that won’t take you long to prepare and can be enjoyed by everyone.
Apricot And Cranberry Sauce
Anyone who enjoys cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving should try this apricot and cranberry sauce recipe. Blending cranberries with dried apricots will reduce the sugar content of the dish, as well as provide beneficial minerals and antioxidants. With no added sugars, this is a side dish you can enjoy without feeling as guilty as you may feel with regular cranberry sauce.
Potato Medley With Roasted Herbs
This may be one of the simplest diabetes-friendly dishes that will be the biggest hit at your Thanksgiving meal. Baby purple potatoes are used since they can help you keep your healthy habits in check. Olive oil and fresh herbs are the ingredients that give these potatoes amazing flavor. Simply drizzle the olive oil over the potatoes, sprinkle them with fresh herbs and bake them in the oven for a healthy Thanksgiving dish.
Stuffing is one of the most popular Thanksgiving dishes, but it’s also one of the unhealthiest. If you’re preparing the stuffing this year, consider taking out the bread and substituting it with cauliflower pieces instead. With all of the other ingredients, herbs, and spices, your guests may not even be able to tell the difference in the taste.
Pumpkin Pie Parfaits With Greek Yogurt
The problem with traditional pumpkin pie is it’s not very healthy, and it’s easy to eat too much. Instead of eliminating pumpkin pie, consider creating a unique pumpkin pie parfait using Greek yogurt. The ingredients include pumpkin pie puree, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, and nuts for a healthy sweet treat at the end of your great meal.
Next Day Access wants to help you plan your Thanksgiving celebration with family and friends. Whether you’re providing senior care or will be hosting seniors with mobility limitations, we can help you take the worry out of hosting people. A threshold ramp is simple to use temporarily and can make your guests feel more comfortable. Then you can just focus on preparing a great meal. If there’s anything we can do to help you this Thanksgiving, feel free to contact us at any time.