Get Fed__ Make Your Thanksgiving A Whole Lot Healthier

November 25, 2015 | By

The holidays officially begin on Thursday, and they’re definitely a time of indulgence. Since the average Thanksgiving dinner is around 4,500 calories, we totally understand if you’re looking for ways to slash some of those. Try some of these swaps to make your dinner a little healthier without sacrificing taste.

Turkey

When you’re chowing down, remember that white meat has less calories and fat than dark meat. White meat is relatively low-cal and a great food to fill up on. Pile your plate with whatever veggies are on the table and some white meat turkey, then add smaller amounts of the less-healthy foods.

Stuffing

A super easy way to make stuffing healthier is to cut down on the butter. Stuffing usually includes close to a cup of butter, so try cutting this down to ½ or even ¼ cup. Using whole-wheat bread cubes instead of white will also make your stuffing healthier and more filling, so you won’t want to eat as much.

Mashed Potatoes

If you’re never tried mashed cauliflower, now is the perfect time. Mashed cauliflower has the same consistency of mashed potatoes and basically takes the taste of whatever seasoning you top it with.

Sweet Potatoes

Instead of the usual sugary and butter-filled sweet potato casserole, try making baked sweet potatoes instead. That way, everyone can choose their toppings and you can make yours as healthy as you want.

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving tradition, so it can be hard to give up. To make your pumpkin pie a little bit healthier, try using coconut or almond milk instead of regular and making your crust from oats instead of flour.

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