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Healthy Thanksgiving Guide

Our 6 tips for a delicious and healthy Thanksgiving meal.

Thanksgiving is all about abundance—or, often, overabundance. Everyone wants to bring their favorite dish, or needs to have both pumpkin and apple pie (with whipped cream on top, please). With all the rich, heavy choices, there’s a distinct chance that Thanksgiving will turn out to be about overindulgence. You’ll be staggering away from the table, barely able to move. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With reasonable portion sizes and healthier dishes that don’t sacrifice flavor, Thanksgiving dinner can still be joyful, delicious and healthy. Look to EatingWell for traditional roast turkeys with gravy, tasty stuffings, quick sides plus plenty of delicious options for vegetarians. Luscious desserts prove that you can have a healthy dessert—and enjoy it too! Download a FREE Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipe Cookbook!

 

6. Forgo the butter.

The key to tasty gravy is using all the drippings from the roasting pan (with the fat skimmed off). This gives plenty of flavor without the added fat or calories. Forgo added butter, which really bumps up the calories and fat.

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