7 Healthier Thanksgiving Recipes to Save On Calories
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I love Thanksgiving just as much as any other American–complete with the pies, green bean casserole, stuffing, pies, rolls, and pies. What can I say, I love food! I will not be avoiding anything on this delectable day, so I will not urge you to either. But, you also don’t want to fall into a food coma or not be able to button your skinny jeans for your Black Friday Shopping–though, I am guilty of both in past years. You can still enjoy all your holiday favorites with a little compromise– proper portions and adjusting some of your recipes for healthier versions.
It’s all in the planning and preparation! You can still enjoy delicious and healthy recipes but using some of these healthier recipes.
This Apple-Rosemary Roasted Turkey recipe puts a spin on the average holiday turkey. Get the full recipe here.
This simple stuffing is loaded with sweet apples, cranberries and topped with pine nuts. It tastes great warm or cold. Get the full recipe here.
Glazed Yams with Cinnamon and Nutmeg
By making a few substitutions to this classic fall side dish, this recipe makes it healthier without sacrificing the flavor. Get the full recipe here.
Lighter Green Bean Casserole
A lighter version of the classic green bean casserole recipe with mushrooms and crispy onions, and we think it tastes even better than the original! Get full recipe here.
What’s turkey without the cranberry sauce?! Get this delicious recipe here.
Pumpkin Pie with Whole Wheat Crust
With cinnamon, nutmeg, and pure pumpkin puree, this pumpkin pie is sure to become a Thanksgiving favorite. Get the recipe here.
Pecan and Sweet Potato Pie
This recipe puts a spin on traditional pecan pie, making it healthier, and still just as delicious. The sweet potatoes and dates bind the rest of the ingredients together to really lock in all the flavors. Get the full recipe here.
I hope you enjoy and have an amazing Thanksgiving!
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