November 23, 2010 by AnnMarie
Quick post today but a vital one.
HEALTHY THANKSGIVING RECIPES – ALTERNATIVES TO THE OLD STANDBYS
These were graciously compiled for us by my old high school friend (and fierce cook/business woman) Valerie. She operates CDKitchen.com, a fantastic site for foodies! Check them out and be bold – try at least ONE this holiday. I dare ya!
How To Have a Happy (Healthy) Thanksgiving
Basic Bread Stuffing Recipe:
Note the absence of butter in this tasty recipe! A great lower fat version of the traditional holiday stuffing
Oven-Made Apricot-Wild Rice Stuffing Recipe:
Another great low fat and lower glycemic index recipes (that looks and tastes gourmet)
Mashed Faux-Tatos Recipe
Nix the potatoes and try mashed cauliflower instead! You can use lower fat cream cheese if you wish (fat free may get too runny)
Light and Tasty Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Can’t give up the potatoes? No problem, just lighten them up!
Sweet Potatoes With Marshmallow Creme Sauce Recipe
Using lower fat ingredients keeps these sweet potato casseroles from being deal breakers
Green Bean Casserole Recipe
A healthier twist on the traditional green bean casserole
Maple Bacon Roast Turkey Recipe
Ok, this one isn’t healthy but it’s the best damn turkey you’ll ever have.
Holiday Roasted Turkey With Vegetable Gravy Recipe
The vegetables help thicken the gravy. You can use lower fat margarine in place of butter.
Low-Fat Pumpkin Mousse Pie Recipe
It just isn’t Thanksgiving without dessert!