Yes, it is possible to be healthy on Thanksgiving. You’re welcome in advance. And, my enthusiasm is totally back by the way – no “blah” post tonight…
Let’s get to it!
As much as I wanted to whip a healthy Thanksgiving meal myself, I didn’t have time. Not to mention, the food would’ve gone to waste since I am venturing to the great state of New Jersey tomorrow.
But, I did a little online searching to find you some healthy Thanksgiving staples in case you’re hosting this year. Enjoy!
Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes
- Healthy Holiday Stuffing from Createlive
- Mashed Potatoes with Kale & Garlic from The Realistic Nutritionist
- Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Sautéed Apples from Eat Yourself Skinny
- Lightened Up Green Bean Casserole with Shallot Crumb Topping from skinnytaste.com
- Ginger Cranberry Sauce from spabettie
Dessert (you didn’t think I’d forget, did you?!)
For the pie – I opted to use whole wheat flour, brown sugar and unsweetened almond milk. I also doubled the vanilla and used coconut oil.
For the ice cream – I used brown sugar & added a tsp of cinnamon – the cinnamon ice cream was perfect with the pumpkin pie.
& one more for your viewing pleasure; I got this bad boy combo from all different angles
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I didn’t even miss the crust! And at 80 calories/slice, you really can’t go wrong (only 55 calories if you don’t add any oil). Pumpkin pie without the guilt? It’s true; you’ll just have to make it to find out for yourself.
Do you have any healthy Thanksgiving recipes you’d like to share?