Your Healthy Thanksgiving Menu: Easy & Delicious Swaps!

Your Healthy Thanksgiving Menu: Easy & Delicious Swaps!

 

Thanksgiving can be healthy and delicious! Swap your grandma’s butter & sugar laden recipes for these healthier alternatives this year. There’s no reason to sacrifice your weight loss and diet goals!

 

Check out this video on quick tips & tricks to cut that fat but not the flavor this Thanksgiving!

 

 

Sample Menu:

 

DRINKS:  Wine & Wine Spritzers

APPETIZERS: Spinach Artichoke dip made with yogurt instead of cream cheese & Shrimp Cocktail

STARTERS: Salad (Arugula, Pomegranate, Butternut Squash, Pecans, Lemon & Olive Oil Dressing) -OR- Healthy Pumpkin Soup

MAIN: Stick to the white meat turkey!

STUFFING: Sub  turkey sausage & whole wheat croutons.  Double up on vegetables and nuts to keep the crunch and flavor!

GREEN BEANS: Ditch the green bean casserole fat bomb for green bean almondine!

SWEET POTATOES: It’s no secret that the sweet potato casserole your grandma makes has enough fat, calories and sugar to reach your weekly intake.  Roast sweet potatoes in the oven with craisins, pine nuts & olive oil.  Roasting brings out the natural sweetness in the potatoes and the pine nuts give an awesome crunch!  Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole Recipe here!

GRAVY: Make porcini mushrooms the base of your homemade gravy.  You won’t lose the meaty flavor, instead you’ll gain a more complex and rich gravy bursting with vitamins & nutrients!

MASHED POTATOES: Mash with a bit of vegetable broth, almond milk, rosemary, salt, pepper and a whole lot of coconut oil and no one will even notice the lack of butter and cream!  (Or how I used to make them… with cream cheese!)   Also great is a sweet potato mash!

DESSERT: Unfortunately Pecan Pie should really be re-named corn syrup pie, considering it calls for an absurd amount in traditional recipes (one sliver is 31 grams). Instead, satisfy your sweet tooth with Grilled Pears with Yogurt and Honey, Healthy Apple Crisp, Gluten Free Pumpkin Cranberry Bread... the possibilities are endless!

 

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