Thanksgiving Recipe Makeover: How to Cut Calories at Thanksgiving Dinner (Page 2)

1. Turkey

Calories Saved: 199

Turkey doesn’t need butter or brining to be a success. The typical antidote to dry, boring turkey is to slather it with butter, which adds saturated fat, or to brine it, which starts several days in advance and is messy. Our simple solution this year is to use a rub made with miso to add a subtle, savory flavor to the turkey. Miso is a paste made from fermented soybeans; it can be found near tofu at most supermarkets.

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  EatingWell Recipe Traditional Recipe Amount Saved % Cut
Calories 169 368 199 54%
Fat (g) 6 16 10 63%
Saturated Fat (g) 1 7 6 86%
Sodium (mg) 188 994 806 81%
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