10 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

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Indulge in the good stuff this holiday season, and you’ll be singing a new tune…er, carol.


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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

There's nothing worse than that junk food induced slothy feeling, yet when the holidays hit, it's hard NOT to live in a constant food coma. We say, enjoy the sugar laden sweets, creamy potatoes, and tryptophan-filled turkey, but maybe lighten up one or two dishes. Here are some ideas for your Thanksgiving table--substituting even one traditional dish for its healthier counterpart can make a huge difference. Make these healthy swaps and you'll have even more energy for yourself and your family!

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Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

With only 106 calories per serving, this super-easy baked alternative to french fries gets a flavorful kick from cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, and salt.

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Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Remove the crust from the equation and you'll cut out all those extra fats and white carbs.

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Roasted Green Beans

Sub the crispy onions for fresh mushrooms and you'll be satisfying both your taste buds and your health.

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Deep Dish Apple Pie

If apple pie is calling your name, try this deep dish version with a whole wheat crust. You'll cut the calories in half!

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Mississippi Spiced Pecans

Enjoy the flavor of pecan pie without the actual pie and make more room to enjoy all the other festive sweets.

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Cranberry Sauce

Forget the canned stuff! Make your own cranberry sauce and enjoy a nice serving of fruit. This dish looks delish, and adds less sugar than other recipes.

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Meringue Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

Some swear by that rich, marshmallowy sweet potato casserole. Try topping it with meringue for a lighter, but still sweet version.

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Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Warm up for your big meal with a light appetizer. Pair with crudites and you're off to a delicious (and fresh!) start.

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Leftover Turkey Curry

No more boring leftovers! Spice up your usual holiday routine with this healthy curry.

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Healthy Hot Maple-Apple Cider

Skip the white sugar-sweetened cider and go with this maple recipe to increase flavor and reduce glycemic index. Plus, studies show that people are happier when they've got a warm cuppa something in their hands, so here's one more tool to help you overcome that seasonal stress.

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