Making Thanksgiving Healthier

Here come the calories of Thanksgiving! Ten years ago, Bon Appetit Magazine named the least healthy dishes to appear on our November tables. What if we updated a few of these dishes with delicious and healthy alternatives? Before you head out to the grocery store, discover how to bring traditional dishes into your healthier lifestyle.

The cream of mushroom soup and fried onion rings in your green bean casserole include seven grams of fat and one hundred calories in a tiny half-cup portion. Look here for five recipes using fresh green beans. The lemony green beans with almond breadcrumbs sound delicious and will undoubtedly leave room for dessert.

Your candied yams add up to 420 calories for a six-ounce serving, which is more than apple pie! Why not create whipped candied yams with maple cream, using nonfat Greek yogurt, which cuts the calories by more than half. Look here for a healthier spin on those sweet yam recipes.

While the sausage may add flavor to your stuffing, fruit and nuts will imbue it with flavor that pops and add vitamins, minerals, and fiber to the dish. Read HERE for ways to make your stuffing healthier and tastier using low-fat ingredients.

Make Thanksgiving healthier while making it taste more delicious at the same time.