Ideas for a healthier Thanksgiving meal

Ideas for a healthier Thanksgiving meal
The daily calorie intake per day ranges from 1,600 to 3,000, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But the average Thanksgiving Day meal has about 3,000 calories. (Source: KPLC)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The daily calorie intake per day ranges from 1,600 to 3,000, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

But the average Thanksgiving Day meal has about 3,000 calories. And who doesn’t go back for seconds of turkey, dirty rice and rolls?

That means daily caloric intake is spent in one sitting.

If you’re looking for healthier options or maybe you have diet restrictions, check out the charts below for some ideas.

The daily calorie intake per day ranges from 1,600 to 3,000, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But the average Thanksgiving Day meal has about 3,000 calories. Here are some healthier options.
The daily calorie intake per day ranges from 1,600 to 3,000, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But the average Thanksgiving Day meal has about 3,000 calories. Here are some healthier options. (Source: KPLC)
The daily calorie intake per day ranges from 1,600 to 3,000, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But the average Thanksgiving Day meal has about 3,000 calories. Here are some healthier options.
The daily calorie intake per day ranges from 1,600 to 3,000, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But the average Thanksgiving Day meal has about 3,000 calories. Here are some healthier options. (Source: KPLC)

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