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  • 9 Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving





    The holiday feast can still happen without feeling the guilt. Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, so many of us think, sure why not go ahead and go crazy eating? But this year, Thanksgiving doesn’t have to sabotage your weight. Enjoy a guilt-free Thanksgiving feast with healthy appetizers, main courses and dessert. After all, the only thing that should be getting stuffed is a turkey!

    1. Eat breakfast
    2. Less fat, sugar, and calories.
    3. Control your portions, and skip out on seconds.
    4. Go easy on the Alcohol.
    5. Reduce oil and butter.



    6. Lemon-Garlic Roast Turkey & White-Wine Gravy

    The zesty lemon-garlic rub for this turkey gives it amazing flavor. Instead of using a conventional supermarket turkey that's been “enhanced” with added sodium solution, here we brine a natural or organic turkey to keep the meat extra juicy without a lot of extra sodium.


    7. Slimmed-down Sides

    Forget the the traditional dessert-style candied sweet potato casseroles in favor of a low-fat, naturally-sweetened dish. Try a cranberry relish or cut down on the amount of sugar in your cranberry sauce by adding fruit juices or apple sauce.


    8. Deep-Dish Apple Pie

    Whole-wheat pastry flour adds a bit more fiber to the crust of our healthy apple pie. We lowered the fat by replacing some of the butter with canola oil. To achieve a juicy filling with plenty of tender bits of apple, we combine two types of tart-sweet apples, then precook part of the filling before adding it to the pie shell to avoid that unfortunate hollow spot that can occur when the filling shrinks away from the top.



    9. Pear, Prosciutto & Hazelnut Stuffing

    Crisping the prosciutto and toasting the nuts adds a powerful punch of flavor to the stuffing without going overboard on fat.

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