Cut Calories and Cut Fat with Our Healthier Thanksgiving Dinner Menu
3. Sweet Potatoes
How We Made Them Healthier
To keep the calories reasonable, we start with a smaller amount of sweet potatoes. This yields about 1/2-cup serving size for each person, which is plenty, especially considering all the other food on a Thanksgiving menu. Given that sweet potatoes are already sweet, we use just enough maple syrup to give them a great flavor without overdoing it; this helps keep calories in check. We do add butter for its flavor, but just enough so the sweet potatoes taste great and the total fat and saturated fat are still reasonable.