Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes and Cooking Tips
How to Make Green Bean Casserole Healthier
EatingWell’s Jessie Price shows you how to make green bean casserole for Thanksgiving. In our green bean casserole recipe makeover, we omit canned soup and fried onions and instead make our own. Follow our healthy cooking techniques to make a lighter version of classic green bean casserole.
Maple-Roasted Sweet Potato Recipe
Make healthy maple-roasted sweet potatoes with just a few ingredients. You'll only need maple syrup, butter and lemon juice. Whether you want an easy Thanksgiving side dish recipe or an easy, healthy sweet potato recipe, these roasted sweet potatoes are
a few ingredients and one easy technique, you can make delicious maple-roasted sweet potatoes . Combine 1/3 cup maple syrup , 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste in a small bowl and pour over an even layer of 2-1/2 pounds cubed sweet potatoes in a 9-by-13-inch glass baking dish. Toss to coat. Cover and bake the sweet potatoes for 15 minutes at 400°F. Uncover, stir and cook, stirring every 15 minutes, until tender and starting to brown, 45 to 50
How to Roast Brussels Sprouts
Learn how to make roasted Brussels sprouts with pancetta from this cooking video. Roasting vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, makes them sweeter. This healthy Brussels sprouts recipe makes a healthy side dish for dinner or a holiday.
Roasting Brussels sprouts turns bitter flavors into sweet sensations as they caramelize, like in this quick dish of Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Sage. Combine 2 pounds halved Brussels sprouts with a sliced leek, 1/2 cup chopped pancetta, 2 tablespoons chopped sage, 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large roasting pan. Roast in a 450°F oven until tender, about 20 minutes.
How to Make Pumpkin Pie Healthier
EatingWell's Jessie Price shows you how to make pumpkin pie healthier for Thanksgiving. The healthy baking techniques she shares for how to make pumpkin pie from scratch can help you reduce fat and cut calories in your favorite pumpkin pie recipes and
and pulse them until they're chopped up. Add a little bit of canola oil and pulse again until it's totally combined. Then you take that and you press it into your pie pan. You're going to bake it for 10 minutes, just until it's set. With that one simple swap, you save 150 calories and 11 grams of saturated fat versus a traditional crust. Next is the filling. I have pureed canned pumpkin here, this is a great healthy option, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. And I blend that all together with low-fat vanilla ice cream . I'm skipping heavy cream here. Mix it until it's combined. I put that into my cold crust and that's it. I just have to pop it
Cranberry-Lime Cheesecake Recipe
Instead of using a basic cheesecake recipe, try this easy cheesecake recipe topped with fruit for a healthier dessert. This video shows how to bake a healthy cranberry-lime cheesecake that’s full of flavor but with less fat than traditional recipes.
Lightened with ricotta and reduced-fat cream cheese , this Cranberry-Lime Cheesecake is smooth and bursting with flavor. Coat a springform pan with a removable bottom with cooking spray. Tightly wrap the outside of the pan's bottom and sides with a large piece of heavy-duty foil, to help keep the water bath from leaking into the cake. Combine 1 cup graham cracker crumbs and 1 tablespoon canola oil , which has less saturated fat than butter. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan to make the crust. Mix 1 15-ounce container of ricotta in a food processor. Add 2 8-ounce packages reduced-fat cream cheese and puree until smooth. Add 1 cup sugar, 4 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 teaspoons lime zest, 5 tablespoons lime juice and 1/2 teaspoon salt; process until smooth and pour into the prepared crust. Place the cheesecake in a roasting pan and pour
How to Cook Turkey for Thanksgiving
EatingWell's Jessie Price shows you how to roast a turkey for Thanksgiving with herbs and lemon instead of butter. She gives healthy tips for cutting fat and calories, including choosing white meat over dark meat. Try these healthy cooking techniques in
a little herb mix. I'm skipping butter because that is loaded with saturated fat . So I have a couple of tablespoons canola oil. I'm adding in a quarter cup of chopped fresh herbs . Use whatever kind of herbs you want. Put that into the oil along with salt and pepper. Stir that together. And then that's ready to slather all over your turkey. Make sure you get it all around your bird including under the skin onto the breast. Once that is done, I stuff my cavity with aromatics. It's things like onions, lemons, apples. Add a couple of sprigs of fresh herbs in there, and then you're ready to tuck your wing tips under in the back. Tie the legs together and put your
How to Make Stuffing for Thanksgiving
EatingWell’s Jessie Price shows you how to make stuffing for Thanksgiving. The healthy cooking techniques she shares on how to make homemade stuffing healthy with whole-wheat bread and vegetables can help you cut fat and calories in your favorite healthy
you end up saving here is 180 calories and 5 grams of saturated fat per serving. plus we added 2 grams of fiber. For this Sausage Stuffing recipe and more healthy Thanksgiving recipes, come to eatingwell.com.
How to Make Sweet Potato Casserole Healthy
EatingWell's Jessie Price shows how to make sweet potato casserole healthier for Thanksgiving. She cuts calories and added sugar by adding pineapple as a sweetener and replacing traditional marshmallow topping with a healthy meringue. Get tips for how to
And get this, you have just saved 400 calories, 12 grams of saturated fat and 34 grams of sugar per serving. For this recipe and more healthy holiday recipes come to eatingwell.com.
How to Make Mashed Potatoes Healthier
EatingWell's food editor Jessie Price shows you how to make healthy mashed potatoes without the butter for an easy Thanksgiving side dish. In this healthy cooking technique for easy mashed potatoes, we skip the heavy cream and butter to cut calories and
your potatoes. That adds a lot of richness but not all the saturated fat of butter. Then we're going to add a little bit of low-fat milk, low-fat sour cream, salt and pepper and mash away until they're the desired consistency, whatever you like. That's it, you're done. And what you end up saving here is 400 calories and 14 grams of saturated fat per serving. But they taste unbelievable. For this recipe and more healthy recipes come to eatingwell.com.
How to Make Healthy Gravy from Scratch
EatingWell's Jessie Price shows you how to make healthy gravy from scratch for Thanksgiving. The healthy cooking techniques she shares on how to make homemade gravy healthier can help you reduce fat and cut calories in your favorite healthy gravy recipes
and you're ready to season. So just add a little bit of fresh herbs , pepper, salt and that's it. You've just saved yourself 60 calories and 4 grams of saturated fat per serving. Enjoy it. For this pan gravy recipe and more healthy Thanksgiving recipes , come to eatingwell.com.