A Healthier Holiday: Thanksgiving Recipes

November 12th, 2020

Staying committed and focused on your health goals during the holiday season can seem impossible, especially if your goal is to eat healthier and lose weight.

The good news is that you don’t have to give up your favorite foods this holiday. Whether it is mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy, or more, there are healthy alternatives that you can incorporate into your meal plan, so that you can enjoy your holiday dinner without the guilt.

Here are a few healthy recipe ideas and tips to help you enjoy a healthier holiday.

Herb Roasted Turkey Breast:

It’s no secret that turkey is a staple meal for Thanksgiving dinner. Luckily, turkey is a lean meat, so it’s a good meat option if you are counting calories and fat. This herb-roasted turkey breast recipe from the Food Network is a deliciously healthy alternative to cooking a whole turkey this holiday. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/herb-roasted-turkey-breast-recipe-1943552

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes:

Mashed potatoes are a family favorite at almost any holiday dinner. While they can be a tasty tradition, they are also full of carbohydrates. Instead of traditional mashed potatoes, try cauliflower mashed potatoes this year as a low carb substitute.  https://ifoodreal.com/cauliflower-mashed-potatoes/

Healthy Holiday Stuffing:

If stuffing is a tradition at your holiday meal, you can have your stuffing and eat healthy too. Adding veggies to your holiday stuffing can add nutrients to your dish. This roasted root stuffing recipe has a vegan option and may become a new holiday staple at your house. https://www.freshfitkitchen.com/roasted-root-vegetable-stuffing/

Healthy Pumpkin Pie:

Yes, you can still enjoy holiday dessert if you know how to make healthy recipe substitutions and exchanges. Making a healthier pumpkin pie can be as simple as swapping pumpkin pie filling for canned pumpkin puree. This healthy pumpkin pie recipe is low sugar and made from scratch. https://ifoodreal.com/healthy-pumpkin-pie/

Enjoy the holidays, maintain your focus and savor the moments with those you love.