Transform the annual food fest into a guilt-free feast with these alternative recipes.
Thanksgiving may have the reputation for being over-the-top indulgent. But it’s actually one of the healthiest, most naturally balanced meals many people have all year. Turkey, for instance, is a super-lean protein, and its usual companions, cranberries and sweet potatoes, are full of immune-boosters and antioxidants. Even regular old cornbread dressing packs a good dose of fiber. The problem? We typically load these nutritional standouts with fat and salt—and overload our plates with heaping helpings. But with a few simple tweaks, you can transform this annual food fest into a guilt-free feast that won’t expand your waistline. Indulge away!
Skip the crust and try this recipe for Pumpkin Custard, which has 70 percent fewer calories and 97 percent less saturated fat than the traditional pumpkin pie.
Enjoy this seasonal favorite without any of the excess fat and calories
These easy sweet potatoes are the perfect last-minute side dish for the holidays!
Use this sauce as a side for holiday dinners, over vanilla ice cream or on a turkey sandwich.
This turkey is steeped in a marinade of fresh orange juice, garlic and rosemary, which is then used to baste the turkey.