Cooking Consciously

Before we enter the holiday of Thanksgiving, it is a good time to think of watching what we eat. We all love to eat in the company of family and friends. However, it is better to eat wisely and healthy. Here is my list of what to eat and what not to eat during the holidays. Of course, exceptions to these lists is up to you.

Foods to eat:

Choose low-fat dairy

Eat seasonally

Fruits - apples, bananas, melons, pears, strawberries

Healthy Fats - extra-virgin olive oil

Legumes - chickpeas, beans, lentils, pulses

Nuts and Seeds - almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pistachio nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts

Vegetables - broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cucumber, kale, onions, spinach

Whole-grain bread

Foods not to eat:

Added sugars (i.e. table sugar)

Anything that says "low-fat" or "diet"

Avoid anything fried (i.e. bacon, pork belly)

Canola Oil

Cottonseed oil


Processed meat (i.e. hot dogs, sausages)

Refined grains


Soybean oil

Sugar-sweetened beverages (i.e. juice, soda)

Trans fat

White bread

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