Putting a Healthy Twist on Beloved Thanksgiving Dishes

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No Thanksgiving can go without a big family dinner, but some of the dishes you’ll be serving to your guests aren’t exactly healthy. If you’re looking for a way to make them a little bit better, these useful tips will get you there.

Turkey Stuffing

Sausage or bacon are usually used as the main ingredients in turkey stuffing, but they’re not the only option on the market. To make your stuffing healthier, use meat in moderation and try to experiment with plant-based add-ins.

Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients used in green bean casserole are usually healthy on paper, but they’re a true calorie bomb when mixed together. The easiest way to make this dish healthier is to cut down on cheese and eat it in moderation.

Apple Pie

Apple pie is one of the staples of the holiday season, and there are many ways to make it healthier. Ditching whipped cream is a good place to start and you can cut down on sugar by replacing commercially canned apple pie filling with a homemade version.

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes can be transformed into a healthy meal in many ways, from using less butter to cutting down on potatoes and using cauliflower and root vegetables. Getting rid of gravy is also a good idea.