10 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes
Indulge in the good stuff this holiday season, and you’ll be singing a new tune…er, carol.
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!
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.
Remove the crust from the equation and you'll cut out all those extra fats and white carbs.
Sub the crispy onions for fresh mushrooms and you'll be satisfying both your taste buds and your health.
If apple pie is calling your name, try this deep dish version with a whole wheat crust. You'll cut the calories in half!
Enjoy the flavor of pecan pie without the actual pie and make more room to enjoy all the other festive sweets.
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.
Some swear by that rich, marshmallowy sweet potato casserole. Try topping it with meringue for a lighter, but still sweet version.
Warm up for your big meal with a light appetizer. Pair with crudites and you're off to a delicious (and fresh!) start.
No more boring leftovers! Spice up your usual holiday routine with this healthy curry.
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.