Feast on classic holiday fare with a fraction of the fat and calories in traditional dishes but with every bit of the flavor.
Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole
This simple casserole uses the same favorite ingredients as its full-fat counterpart but cuts back ever-so-slightly on the
amounts used and the portion size resulting in a lower-calorie, equally tasty dish.Recipe: Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole
Green Bean Casserole
Here's a deliciously updated version of the classic, with fresh green beans and wine-infused mushrooms. We just had to keep
the fried onion topping, which is arguably the best part.
You might be tempted to leave off the turkey in place of this hearty sourdough bread stuffing that’s packed with carrot, celery,
onion and mushrooms and turkey sausage. Chopped fresh pear adds just a note of subtle sweetness to the savory dish.
Save a little time and prepare this dish up to two days ahead. You can substitute chopped onion for the shallots.Recipe: Green Beans with Bacon
Skip the turkey drippings and the last minute rush a preparing the gravy with this make-ahead version. Prepare turkey stock
then flavor it with sage and thicken with flour and butter. Youâ€™ll never miss the fatty drippings!Recipe: Make-Ahead Gravy
Basic Cranberry Sauce
Thanksgiving just isn't complete without sweet and tangy cranberry sauce. Make this one a few days ahead to serve at your
holiday table or to give as a homemade gift to neighbors and friends.Recipe: Basic Cranberry Sauce
Roasted Beet and Shallot Salad over Wilted Beet Greens and Arugula
It's just not Thanksgiving without the dressing. This Southern-style recipe has both cornbread and biscuits but fewer less
fat and calories than the traditional versions.Recipe: Southern Corn Bread Dressing
Wild Rice Dressing with Roasted Chestnuts and Cranberries
The nutty, almost smoky flavor of wild rice pairs beautifully with game birds and other poultry and has only 2.4 grams of
fat per serving.
Go in a Southwestern direction with your turkey this year by brining it in a mixture of apple cider, brown sugar and jalapeño
pepper and adding onion, cilantro, apples and poblano chiles to turkey cavity before roasting.
Refrigerated pie dough makes this classic pumpkin pie recipe simple to prepare. This lightened version features egg whites
in place of some of the whole eggs and low-fat evaporated milk but still has the brown sugar and spices you expect in a pumpkin