Guilt-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Healthy Recipes and Nutrition, Nutrition
on November 1, 2008
Mark Boughton

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!