Watch Your Weight with a Healthier Thanksgiving Menu

Watch Your Weight with a Healthier Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving may be the holiday where everyone eats and eats and eats, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t sneak a few healthier dishes in the menu, too. A fresh fall salad can be a perfect pick or a variety of vegetable sides. We’ve collected some of our favorite healthy Thanksgiving dishes after the jump!

We’re not saying that you should skip over the delicious turkey and filling stuffing, but why not add a more nutritious pick as well. We’ve got tons of healthy recipes ready and waiting for you!

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A salad is a great alternative for a Thanksgiving appetizer!

Pumpkin Muffins
Honey Pumpkin Salad with Sage Croutons
Cauliflower Salad
Su's Green Bean Salad
Cranberry Salad

Main Courses
Give your guests some options!

Turkey Cutlets with Stuffing & Cranberries

Quick and Easy Turkey Breast
Roasted Turkey with Balsamic Brown Sauce 
Cognac Glazed Ham
Vegetarian Turkey Stuffing

Side Dishes
Just remember vegetables when you’re making some sides!

Squash Cakes

Holiday Green Beans
Cranberry Relish
Sweet Potato Pie
Green Pepper & Beans

You can even find some pumpkin desserts that are relatively healthy!

Pumpkin Bars
Sugarless Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Spice Cake
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread
Raisin Corn Bread

Presentation Pointers:

  1. Label your dishes so even the picky eaters and vegetarians will know exactly what is in every dish. It doesn’t have to look fancy, just make sure it’s complete.
  2. Serve some delicious apple cider, but also make sure to have the typical drinks available, like soda, wine and beer.
  3. While your guests can help by bringing sides, appetizers and desserts, the host should make the turkey. Not only is it tough to move the bird around, but they also take a while to cook. If you’re nervous about making it yourself, have a close friend come early to help.

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