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Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for what we have, like the company we’re surrounded with and the food in our bellies. While all the home-cooked foods are delicious, they also contain many calorie pitfalls. One of the biggest pitfalls can be the side dishes. Colleen Takagishi, MS, RDN, CSO, CDE, Dietitian at Kellogg Cancer Center at NorthShore, has favorite, simple dishes to complement the turkey.
Not only are these side dishes delicious, but they also have cancer-fighting qualities to them! Butternut squash is rich in fiber, potassium and carotenoids, including beta-carotene, which can decrease the risk for developing certain cancers. Ginger helps easy the stomach of those going through treatment. Additionally, both dishes are easy to make which is helpful for those with busy schedules who are going through treatment.
Roasted Butternut Squash
Ginger Cranberry Sauce