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Thanksgiving the Healthy Way

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

The holidays are always a challenge to me when it comes to eating healthy. When surrounded by sweet potato soufflé, macaroni and cheese, and a plethora of of pies and cobblers, it can be challenging to stay on track. Although it can be a challenge, it is possible to have a healthier holiday season and still enjoy your favorite foods! I’ve gathered fantastic recipes from some of my favorite bloggers for a healthier Thanksgiving dinner:

Green bean casserole is one my favorite sides for Thanksgiving! Maryea over at Healthy Happy Mama did a recipe makeover to make her green bean casserole vegan and gluten free utilizing REAL foods instead of the canned, processed stuff we usually use. Plus, her version is only 100 calories per serving!

Healthier Green Bean Casserole

What’s Thanksgiving without sweet potato soufflé? While sweet potatoes are naturally pretty healthy, a traditional sweet potato soufflé averages around 250+ calories per serving. Michelle over at Healthier Steps lightens her sweet potato soufflé up by using coconut sugar and maple syrup.

Healthier Sweet Potato Souffle

My all time favorite Thanksgiving dish is stuffing (or, as we call it down south, dressing). One serving of stuffing can easily be more than 300 calories, which is a lot if you’re trying to watch what you eat. But, don’t fret – My Mommyvents partnered with Chyna Love of the Labor of Love Club and Figure Friendly Kitchen to provide fabulous recipes for a healthier holiday, one of which being a low calorie Thanksgiving stuffing that utilized light bread instead of the heavy stuff.

Healthier Stuffing Recipe

In the south, we love our turkey’s deep fried! But, as we all know, fried foods aren’t the best choice when trying to maintain a healthier lifestyle for a lot of reasons. EatingWell’s herb-roasted turkey recipe allows foodies to enjoy all the flavor for half the calories. This super moist main dish is perfect for a healthier Thanksgiving and is only 155 calories per serving.

Healthier Turkey Recipe

Thanksgiving just isn’t complete without dessert! Because the holiday falls in what I like to call “pumpkin season,” pumpkin pie is a popular dessert for turkey day. Heather of Divas Run for Bling created a skinny, no bake version of the classic recipe that’s as easy as it is healthy. Her pumpkin pie only requires 10 minutes of prep time so we can all enjoy time with our families instead of spending the entire day slaving away in the kitchen.

Healthier Pumpkin Pie

What are your favorite Thanksgiving dishes? Which of these recipes are you most excited to try to ensure a healthier Thanksgiving for you and your family? I would love to hear from you!

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