paradox saidWe're going to have roast duck and veggies.
I love duck, had it last week.
But actually I think the traditional US Thanksgiving dinner, as I've mostly experienced it, is already fairly healthy. At least compared to other typical US meals.
The centerpiece is turkey, of course, and that's a healthy food. This Thursday we'll also have capon on the table, another poultry item that's better than red meats.
There'll be lots of fresh vegetables, most prepared fairly simply, without heavy cheeses and sauces, some actually raw on a veggie platter which I especially like. If there are any casserole dishes I'll avoid those.
I'll take the sweet potatoes and just a spoon of white potatoes to taste. There should be several dressings, and I like the simplest bread type without any meat, just a little and about the only bread I'll be eating. Dessert will be apple pie or pumpkin, without whipped cream or ice cream, about the most sugar I'll be eating.
And I don't overeat, the biggest portion will be the turkey without gravy. So I don't think my meal will be terribly unhealthy, for just once a year.