20 Lighter Thanksgiving Desserts

by in Healthy Holidays, Thanksgiving, November 21, 2013

pumpkin mousse pie
What’s Thanksgiving without a sweet treat (or a few)? Take your pick of these mouthwatering desserts, each of which has fewer than 300 calories per serving.

Pies
The quintessential Thanksgiving dessert can be slimmed with a few simple swaps.

Fruit-Based Desserts
Add more antioxidants to your feast by making fruit-filled desserts.

Go Mini!
One of the best ways to control portions is by making miniature-sized treats. They’re also great if you’re expecting many guests.

Cheesecake
Give cheesecake a seasonal spin for the holiday.

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby’s full bio »

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