Cut Calories with Our Healthier Thanksgiving Dinner Menu (Page 6)

5. Pie

How We Made It Healthier

There’s still room at the end of this healthy meal for pie. We go with a crust made from gingersnap cookies, raisins and a bit of healthy canola oil rather than a traditional pastry crust. This cuts out the butter and shortening (along with the saturated fat). Look for healthier brands of store-bought gingersnaps for the crust that don’t have any partially hydrogenated oils in the ingredient list.

Many pumpkin pies use cream and whole milk in the pumpkin filling. We combine pureed pumpkin with low-fat vanilla ice cream in this untraditional frozen version. We get a creamy, rich result with less total fat, saturated fat and calories. Pumpkin is already sweet so we limit the amount of sugar we add to the filling to decrease the calories even more.

Featured Recipe:
EatingWell Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

More Healthy Recipes to Try:
Easy Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Delicious Pumpkin Dessert Recipes
Healthy Apple Pie and More Fall Pie Recipes

  EatingWell Recipe Traditional Recipe Amount Saved % Cut
Calories 230 484 254 52%
Fat (g) 5 33 28 85%
Saturated Fat (g) 1 20 19 95%
Sodium (mg) 179 191 12 6%
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