Creating a Healthy Thanksgiving – It IS Possible!

I love Thanksgiving. It’s a holiday all about gathering together with friends and family, and all I remember from being a kid was how FUN it was to be with a big group of people I love, all in one place.

These days we do two Thanksgivings – one with Mr. Big’s family and then one at my grandparents’ home in my hometown. Mr. Big’s family does a big Italian-influenced Thanksgiving with soup, antipasto and then turkey. They used to do a lasagna course too, but now they do it the next day.  At my grandparents’ house there is a serious cocktail hour-and-a-half and then a full dinner with a wild turkey someone harvested, and then the regular domestic variety from the store.

So what I’m saying is, there’s a LOT of food that day, and I do everything I can to keep myself on track!

I’ve put together some delicious recipes to help you cut calories or SmartPoints, without giving up your Thanksgiving favorites! Check them out:

Appetizers

Antipasto Sausage Skewers

Mediterranean Tuna Antipasto Salad

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Creamy Spanakopita Tarts

Roasted Butternut Squash Hummus

Sausage, Garlic & Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms

The Main Event

How to Roast a Turkey

Skinny Rosemary Gravy

Lightened Up Green Bean Casserole

Goat Cheese Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sautéed Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Onions

Skinny Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with Chives

Cranberry Pear Sauce

Cocktails

Sparkling Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer

Cranberry Champagne Cocktails

Pumpkin Martini

Autumn Sangria

Dessert

Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake Cups

Skinny Pumpkin Pie

Ginger Molasses Quinoa Cookies

Pecan Pie Bites

Mini Sweet Potato Meringue Pies

Apple Cranberry Crisp

 

What are your favorite healthy Thanksgiving recipes? Share them in the comments below!

 

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