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Save 851 calories with this Thanksgiving menu makeover

By Jessie Price, November 3, 2011 - 11:08am

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Jessie asks: How do you make your Thanksgiving meal healthier?

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I always make a traditional thanksgiving dinner, how I keep calories down is to eat only the white meat without the skin and skip the gravy all together. My mashed potatoes are rich with butter and whole milk but I eat only a small amount then I make plenty of vegetable side dishes. Roasted brussel sprouts, asparagus and a salad. I love cranberry sauce and I add apples and walnuts when cooking them, I reduce the amount of sugar and I eat a small portion with my turkey meat, Love it! Portion size is the key and if you offer more vegetables to fill up on you will eat less of the more fatty foods. I make Alton Browns sweet Potatoe pie for dessert.

Anonymous

11/04/2011 - 1:22pm

I use splenda instead of sugar, Campbells Heart healthy 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup for green bean casserole, microwave sweet potatoes and use Sugar Free Maple syrup, no fat milnut and crust of chopped nuts, make my own dried bread for stuffing of dense whole grain bread, tear up and let it dry out for a day or 2. then make with celery, onion, sage, parsley.Sugar Free Jello Cranberry sauce..I do make real potatoes use low fat whipped margine. I make fresh Vegtables like broccoli, and steamed carrots. Pumkin pie I use Low Fat Carnations condensed milk splenda whole eggs, canned pumkin and usual spices.

Anonymous

11/05/2011 - 4:46am

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