Healthy (and Tasty) Thanksgiving Options
It can be tough to stick to good eating habits around the holidays. With these healthy (and tasty!) recipes you can enjoy your meal without the guilt, and focus on enjoying time with friends and family rather than worrying about wrecking your diet.
Gingered Green Beans
Put down the calorie-heavy can of cream of mushroom soup and back away from the fried onion topping. These gingered green beans are so good you won’t miss the traditional green bean casserole.
Herbed Wild Rice and Quinoa Stuffing
This stuffing is gluten free, vegan, and delicious. Quinoa packs a powerful protein punch and leaves you feeling full and satisfied (and less likely to go for that second slice of pie!).
Cranberry Citrus Relish
A serving of this cranberry relish has about 40 fewer calories and significantly less sugar than a typical store bought cranberry sauce, and as an added bonus it doesn’t come in the shape of a can!
Herb Roasted Turkey Breast
With all the basting, gravy, and deep frying talk around Thanksgiving, it’s easy to forget that turkey is actually a lean, healthy protein. Skip the fattening preparations and opt for a simple roasted turkey breast to keep calories down.
Creamy Mashed Cauliflower
Love mashed potatoes but hate to think about all the butter and sour cream that goes into them? Try this lighter, low-carb alternative instead. It has about 1/4 the calories of traditional mashed potatoes and still goes great with turkey.
Maple Pumpkin Custards with Crystallized Ginger
Pumpkin pie fans will love this lower-calorie alternative. These custards make for a light and airy end to the meal that won’t leave you feeling weighed down and sleepy.
Easy Baked Apple Pie Apples
What’s cuter than an apple pie baked right into an apple? These adorable desserts come with built in portion control and all the fabulous taste of an apple pie.