Ready for your Turkey Day Feast? Yeah, we all have a tendency to OVERindulge on Thanksgiving…the Calorie Control Council estimates the average person eats over 4500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving Day! Almost unbelievable, but considering the primary focus of entire day, like most American holidays, is that dinner consisting of large uncounted portions of rich, indulgent winter dishes, it adds up alarmingly quickly.
Since I’m in a giving mood, here’s hubby Byron Paidoussi & my top Thanksgiving Recipes. We’ll vouch that each of these Rotten Recipe Revamps (RRRs) delivers the satisfying, flavorful deliciousness of our Turkey Day favs, without the fat, carbs, sugar, sodium and calories of traditional preparation. This year, enjoy a fantastic meal AND the good company of family and friends these alluring dishes will attract to your table. No guilt or post-pigout coma necessary!
Spiced Cranberry Sauce – No Sugar Added!
Tangy. Sweet. Spicy. A sugar-free and fabulous complement to any holiday meal! Whitney’s favorite Thanksgiving recipe!
Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing
Cubes of our moist flavorful gluten free cornbread are the star of this delicious cornbread stuffing. Byron’s favorite Thanksgiving recipe!
Green Beans Almondine
Cut over 75% of the fat, sodium, carbs and calories in the GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE calorie bomb! Bring out the beans’ natural flavor and crispness with our Green Beans Almondine.
Braised Fennel with Orange Sauce
Try braising this delicious fiber-FULL winter veggie rockstar! An easy and delicious fennel recipe delivers essential nutrient via a warm and satisfying side dish.
Velvety Curried Pumpkin Soup
Delicately-spiced curried pumpkin soup is a delicious way to kickoff your holiday meal. Herbs & pureed veggies deliver rich flavor & voluminous texture…you won’t miss the butter, cream & sodium typically crammed into creamy soups!
Low fat, all natural, gluten free and delicious creamy mash using low sodium chicken broth and low fat Greek yogurt!
Califlower & Dill Mash
Thinking about skipping those potatoes altogether? Don’t have to completely pass on the creamy satiety of mashed potatoes. Try friend & natural chef Lauren Haas’ recipe for delicious Califlower Mash with one of my fav herbs: dill.
Low-Fat Mushroom Gravy
A perfect complement to Thanksgiving turkey, potatoes, stuffing…heck, any savory dish! Adds moisture & flavor without the sodium & fat overkill in traditional holiday gravies. Mushroom Haters, I’ll give you an option to flee the fungi!
Winter Veggie Roast with Fresh Herbs
Roast winter veggies: Kabocha squash, cauliflower and brussels sprouts with fresh herbs: rosemary, sage and thyme for a fragrant healthy delicious low fat high fiber side dish. Easy! Just chop & bake.
Spicy Pumpkin Pie
Creamy sweet and spicy pumpkin pie in crumbly, buttery crust…no one will believe it’s naturally sweetened, low fat, gluten free…and butter free?!
Fluffy buttery crusts enclosing warm slices of sweet apples with a touch of tangy zest. Gluten free. Butter and dairy free. Stevia sweetened. Paleo. All of the flavor of this American favorite, without the baggage.
Since many delicious wintery dishes are perfect to enjoy at both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, please check our HEALTHY CHRISTMAS RECIPES!
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