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Guide to a Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner

By Xtrema Pure Ceramic Cookware on

healthy thanksgiving dinner tips recipesThanksgiving is a wonderful chance to spend quality time with family and friends over a spread of delicious food – but one dinner can haunt your waistline for months. There are many ways to have a healthy Thanksgiving dinner without sacrificing on taste. 

Did you know the average American's Thanksgiving dinner, drinks and desserts adds up to 4,500 calories? That one meal is equal to 2.5 days of recommended calories for a 30-year-old woman. 

A New England Journal of Medicine study into weight gain over the holidays tracked an average weight gain in American participants of .2% of their body weight over Thanksgiving, and .7% over the holidays.

The good news is it's not difficult to enjoy this food-centric holiday without impacting your health. In fact, it can be a great time to launch or step up a health goal. Why wait until January? 

As a company committed to health and wellness, here is our ultimate guide to a healthy Thanksgiving dinner along with a few of the must-haves for a big family holiday meal from our lineup of non-toxic, eco-friendly, 100% ceramic cookware. 

Healthy Thanksgiving Menu:

  • This healthy Thanksgiving the whole family will love menu includes:
    • Main dishes: Herb Roasted Turkey with Apple Cider Gravy, Pork Loin with Swiss Chard and Persimmons
    • Side dishes: Fresh Green Beans with Cranberries and Walnuts, Hearty Cranberry Dinner Rolls, Nutty Chicken Sausage Dressing, Mashed Sweet Potato Crisp and Crispy Asparagus Straws
    • Desserts: Lavender-Citrus Fruit Salad, Harvest Pear Quinoa Cake and Cranberry-Apple Crisp. 

Non-Toxic Cookware:

While you're making healthy dishes, you want to be sure you're using the safest cookware possible. Xtrema, founded in 2004 was the first and original non-toxic, 100% ceramic cookware.

Healthy Thanksgiving Main Course Recipes:

Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes:

Healthy Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes:

Of course, you should have some fantastic and healthy food to savor after the holiday. Our Leftover Freshness Guide can help you enjoy your leftovers safely.


Xtrema® redefines healthy cooking by crafting products with the highest integrity and versatility to help cooks everywhere make the best food possible for themselves, their families and their friends. Xtrema® cookware was developed by experts to be a healthy, non-toxic alternative to metal, nonstick or ceramic-coated cookware. Xtrema® cookware is entirely ceramic, from the glaze to the core, for consistent heating and exceptional versatility. Most importantly— unlike cookware that is metal, nonstick, or merely coated in ceramic—Xtrema® will not leach chemicals or metals into food, for a safer cooking experience.

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