Since the holiday season is so busy for us here at Tiny Prints, we definitely understand the urge to sacrifice nutrition for comfort during the busy fall and winter months. But this year, it’s easier than ever to create a healthy Thanksgiving menu that will leave everyone satisfied without skimping on nutrition. Here are some fresh new ideas to get you started:
Instead of cooking a whole turkey this year, trim down the fat (and leftovers!) by making this recipe for a Turkey Breast Roulade with Apple Cider Gravy from the Food Network.
You can still have your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes without going overboard on carbs and calories. Just try a few of these simple swaps:
- Replace a classic green bean casserole with Good Housekeeping’s Healthy Green Beans with Garlic
- Combine the taste of candied yams with the texture of mashed potatoes by making Food Network’s Mashed Sweet Potatoes. You’ll cut out unnecessary sugar from your meal without losing any flavor!
- Swap out traditional stuffing for this beautiful Whole Grain Apple-Fennel Stuffing from Good Housekeeping. This dish has so much flavor, your family will hardly notice the switch to hearty healthy whole grains!
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- These Maple-Pumpkin Custards from Eating Well are a light way to get that sweet pumpkin taste you crave without piling on the pounds!