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The Thanksgiving Feast – A Nutritious Delicious Meal

Each Thanksgiving, millions of Americans sit down to a delicious meal of cherished family recipes, seasonal side dishes, and indulgent desserts. Typically, Thanksgiving dinner is associated with its calorie, fat, and carbohydrate content but did you ever consider the abundance of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients that traditional Thanksgiving fare has to offer?

Turkey-White meat turkey without the skin is full of lean protein, low in fat and supplies several minerals including immune-boosting zinc and niacin which is linked to reduced risk of heart disease.

Cranberry Sauce- When simply prepared from fresh cranberries this turkey topper is an antioxidant powerhouse! Containing anti-inflammatory properties, the antioxidants in cranberries help protect heart, brain, and immune system health.

Sweet Potatoes-Full of fiber that aid in heart and digestive health; sweet potatoes contain an impressive amount of Vitamin A which is necessary for proper vision and Vitamin C to help strengthen immunity.

Brussels sprouts-A cruciferous vegetable, Brussels sprouts contain potent cancer-fighting properties and Vitamin K which is essential for proper blood clotting.

Stuffing-Incorporating whole grains such as quinoa or brown rice into stuffing provides a hefty dose of whole grain goodness which offers fiber, B vitamins, and steady energy. For texture and bite, adding nuts and seeds will provide heart healthy unsaturated fats and plant powered protein.

Pumpkin -This brightly colored gourd supplies potassium; a mineral shown to help control blood pressure as well as powerful carotenoids that have been shown to be protective against cancer.

Share with us your favorite Thanksgiving dishes!

CulinArt wishes you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

 

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  • November 27, 2019

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“We are so thankful and so impressed by your immediate attention to our power outage. It was such a relief to see all the equipment and workers coming in within a few hours of the outage. Thank you for serving dinner to all [the] students in a very difficult circumstance. Please extend our thanks to your workers who braved cold weather to grill hamburgers and hotdogs.”

“Thanks so much for a great week of food here at SCH to start off 2021. Everything has been fantastic. The kids were loving the Chinese food and boxes today. The Moo Shu Pork was amazing. Great work!”

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“I ALWAYS feel spoiled by the meal offerings at CSW (The Cambridge School of Weston) and am entirely grateful for it. As I eat today's delicious and lavish lunch (and think about yesterday's as well), I can't tell you how much I feel so well cared for here, both with the food and by the dining hall staff. CSW cares for us in so many ways, both big and small.”

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