November 22, 2011
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- Cut half the calories in turkey by not eating the skin.
- Add more vegetables to stuffing (carrots, celery, mushrooms) so you’ll use less bread. Swap in whole wheat for white bread as a healthier option.
- Cook yams with skim milk and save up to 70 calories per serving
- Save up to 55 calories per serving by preparing a green bean casserole with milk, fresh mushrooms and seasonings rather than cream of mushroom soup.
- Make fresh cranberry sauce sweetened with orange juice instead of refined sugar.
- Choose pumpkin pie with a low-fat crust for dessert, and save 10 grams of sugar and almost half of the carbs compared with a similar slice of pecan pie.
How do you plan to keep your Thanksgiving dinner healthy? Tell us in the comments.
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