15 Vegetarian Recipes for Thanksgiving

Everyone talks about the turkey or the ham, but veggies and side dishes deserve the spotlight, too!

15 Vegetarian Recipes for Thanksgiving

Did you know the average American eats between 3,000 and 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving? And that's just the start of the holiday season!

Trim some easy calories off your meal with healthy veggies and side dishes from the kitchens of Dr. Oz and his many guests.

Dr. Oz’s Root Veggie Medley

This recipe comes straight from Dr. Oz’s kitchen. Not only does this veggie combo provide a bounty of vitamins and minerals, it’s also very easy to make and can serve as a main or side dish.\r\n

\r\nGet the recipe here.

Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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