Super Headline: An Easy – and Healthy – Way to Supercharge Your Thanksgiving Menu (and Beyond!)

November 21st, 2012

Infuse your Thanksgiving feast – and your life – with plant extracts which often serve as spices. These not only taste great, they’re chock full of health benefits!

 

For The Bird – Add Rosemary

A member of the mint family, Rosemary is an herb with a distinctive aroma and piney flavor. This unique seasoning complements chicken, lamb and of course, turkey. In addition to its aromatic and savory qualities, rosemary is a boon to your health, too. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and mood elevating properties as well as functioning as a memory booster . Rosemary is an exceptional source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals; it is rich in folic acid, vitamin A, iron and potassium to name a few.

Try sprinking some of this herb on your Thanksgiving pièce de résistance. Or instead of using it on the turkey itself, you can also flavor the stuffing with rosemary.

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For The Sides – Add Black Pepper

This good old standby spice is totally underrated. Made from ground peppercorns, black pepper is loaded with health benefits. This sharp, woody spice improves digestion and intestinal health, improves congestion, and stimulates the breakdown of fat cells in the body (!)

Black Pepper is simple to infuse into any savory side dish – put an extra dash on mashed potatoes, squash, roasted root veggies, or brown rice this Thanksgiving to add some zest and loads of antioxidants to your dinner.

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For Dessert – Add Ginger

Looking for a great way to top off your Thanksgiving feast? Ginger is definitely the way to go. Made from the ginger root, ground ginger is fragrant, tangy and adds a unique spin to any dish its added to.

The health benefits of ginger are abundant, too. Traditional Chinese medicine has used ginger for thousands of years to cure and prevent various health problems. Ginger is used as a treatment for colds, migraines, nausea, and helps to assist in digestion (the perfect way to end a heavy holiday repast!)

Try adding a pinch of ground ginger to your standby holiday desserts for a unique flavor. Ginger is a marvelous accompaniment to apple pie, cheesecake and pumpkin pie (steal Cary’s mouthwatering pumpkin cheesecake recipe with ginger here!) You can also steep some ginger root in your tea to end off your meal and help aid in digestion.

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Do you have a favorite plant extract or spice? Tell us what it is in the comments!

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