You slave on the treadmill, you endure the yelling at spin class, you punch air in kickboxing for what seems like an eternity… so don’t let all that hard work go to waste, or should we say TO your waist.
Just because the heavenly feast known as Thanksgiving is coming up, it doesn’t mean all your healthy efforts have to fall to the wayside. Below we share our top 5 favorite recipes that are delicious, figure-friendly, and staples for Thanksgiving. So give these recipes a try. You can still have your Thanksgiving and eat it too (without falling off the healthy wagon)!
Apple-Shallot Roasted Turkey
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This recipe uses apples, shallots, and herbs as the main flavor profiles and water for added moisture. The end result is a flavorful and moist bird, minus the fat! For extra calorie savings, avoid the skin and dark meat.
Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Dried Cranberry Stuffing
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Traditional stuffing is “stuffed” with butter, bread crumbs, and fat. This surprisingly bright, light, and vegan alternative is a fantastic substitute that happens to be delicious too!
Skinny Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with Chives
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Skinny or not, the name already has us captivated. This unbelievably decadent dish uses low fat buttermilk. Lose the calories, not the flavor. Recipe here.
Ginger Pear Cranberry Sauce
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Cranberry sauce is delicious! Know why? It’s loaded with sugar!! So cut it out already. Substitute the sugary version with this recipe. It’s made with pears to naturally add sweetness to your sauce.
Low Fat Pumpkin Pie
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Finally… the star of the show! Well maybe for us… we love us some pumpkin pie. So when we discovered this low fat version, we died. I guess it means seconds aren’t as shameful this year.
There you have it. Our top 5 Thanksgiving recipes to replace the dreaded enemy, fat… with our forever friend, flavor. Give these recipes a go and let us know how they turned out!