There’s no shortage of extra calories at the Thanksgiving table. While we’d never tell you not to indulge, these effortless options can shave more than 500 calories off your holiday meal.
Only 3 more days ’till Thanksgiving! Today’s side dish: the classic Sweet Potato Casserole, made over. Depending on how you make it, sweet potato casserole is a Thanksgiving classic that can be healthy or …. anything but! Our 5-ingredient version has all the flavor, but a fraction of the fat. Plus, get easy add-on ideas to make it your own.
Every Thanksgiving table needs a savory, mouth-watering stuffing. We’re dishing up tips to lighten up this favorite cornbread stuffing recipe from Tyler Florence, but some things should stay untouched.
- Tone down the fat and calories with corn muffins – check labels to find ones that are lower in fat and sugar or make your own so you can control the ingredients.
- Use homemade or a low sodium boxed chicken stock to keep the sodium under control.
Stick With It
- Caramelizing the onions adds oodles of flavor with out extra fat and calories.
- No need to adjust the amounts of butter and heavy cream – as is, they only come out to about 70 calories per serving.
Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »
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