Alison Sweeney Talks Healthy Thanksgiving Dishes

November 24, 2011

"The Biggest Loser" host Alison Sweeney penned a Thanksgiving column for People that shares how the show's contestants are celebrating this food-centric holiday and reveals the healthy Thanksgiving dishes her own family's table will feature.

"We are going to make celery root mash instead of potatoes," she wrote. "And, I'm trying a new technique I learned from Nate Berkus -- I'm going to use these smaller dinner plates I have to serve so that people keep their portions on the conservative side. If people need to go back for seconds, that's fine, but slowing down, eating a little less in the first round might help you feel more full and hopefully prevent people from having that overly full feeling afterwards."

Sweeney's twist on the standard mashed-potato side is a clever one, as is her idea to swap out super-sized plates for smaller ones. Did you serve healthier dishes or implement portion-control strategies at your family's Thanksgiving table? If so, please share your tricks and tactics below.

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