We know Tom the Turkey plays the lead role on Thanksgiving Day, but we’re here to show why vegetables should take center stage. Let’s applaud the Superfoods that make Thanksgiving dinner so delicious and so nutritious. Our Brainfoodie critics give these Thanksgiving veggies 2 thumbs up!
Roasted, baked or mashed, the sweet potato is a Thanksgiving favorite! The natural sweet flavor of this Superfood makes it not only nutritious but also delicious. The sweet potato is high in Beta-Carotene and full of nutrients your body needs like Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Potassium. Please pass the sweets!
Don’t be fooled by the size this small red berry. When it comes to nutrients a cranberry’s benefits are huge. They are full of antioxidants and are an excellent source of Vitamin C and good source of Fiber. So if cranberry sauce is your holiday must-have, go ahead and reach for seconds.
Tis the season for pumpkin pie, soup, bread…everything! When it comes to Thanksgiving, these bright orange gourds are not just for adorning the cornucopia. Pumpkins are a Superfood filled with anti-oxidants and beta-carotene. Anti-oxidants can help strengthen our immune system while beta-carotene converts to Vitamin A. An added Brainfoodie bonus- pumpkin seeds are packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
It is believed carrots were a part of the First Thanksgiving feast. After all these years, this Superfood is still a popular Thanksgiving dish. Carrots contain the antioxidant beta-carotene that helps keep your eyes and heart healthy.
Have a happy and HEALTHY Thanksgiving meal! BE SMART. EAT SMART.