Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Lighter Thanksgiving Recipes
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love gathering with friends and family to enjoy great food and give thanks!
Through the years I've been experimenting with ways to make lighter Thanksgiving recipes that don't sacrifice taste.
Some of my favorite simple strategies for lightening up classic recipes include:
- Substituting naturally low-fat buttermilk or Greek yogurt for butter in the mashed potatoes.
- Slimming down the pie(s) by skipping one or both crusts or by making a light cookie or graham crumb layer instead of a traditional pie crust.
- Using all or part whole-wheat bread and substituting chicken broth for most of the butter in the stuffing.
- Skimming most of the fat from the turkey drippings before making gravy.
- Reducing the sugar in the cranberry sauce.
My Favorite Lightened Up Recipes Perfect for Thanksgiving
In this video Weight Watchers shares more tasty ideas for lightening up Thanksgiving dinner without sacrificing flavor...
Enlightened Side Dishes
Apple Glazed Carrots (Slow Cooker)
Apple Raspberry Cranberry Sauce (Slow Cooker)
Broccoli Corn Casserole (Slow Cooker)
Brussels Sprouts (Slow Cooker)
Green Bean Casserole (Slow Cooker)
Sausage Apple Stuffing (Slow Cooker)
Mashed Potatoes with Spinach and Dill (Slow Cooker)
Mashed Sweet Potatoes (Slow Cooker)
Sweet Potato Apple Casserole (Slow Cooker)
Breads Made Lighter
Cranberry Nut Bread (Slow Cooker)
Pumpkin Bread (Slow Cooker)
Healthy Main Dishes
Turkey Breast (Slow Cooker)
Check out this informative Mel's Weight Loss Journey Video - What I Eat In A Day To Lose Weight - Thanksgiving Day!
Apple Cobbler (Slow Cooker)
Cranberry Apple Cake (Slow Cooker)
Low Calorie Pumpkin Cheesecake (Slow Cooker)
Pumpkin Pie Pudding (Slow Cooker)
The Skinny on Weight Loss Sisters share their thoughts on getting through the holidays without gaining weight including what they plant to eat for Thanksgiving...
Healthy Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers
Chicken Salad with Apples (Substitute leftover turkey for the chicken)
Easy Healthy Chicken Divan (Substitute leftover turkey for the chicken)
Skinny Chicken Broccoli Casserole (Substitute leftover turkey for the chicken)
Turkey Leftovers Soup (Slow Cooker)
Turkey Wild Rice Casserole (Slow Cooker)
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