Making Your Beloved Thanksgiving Dishes Healthier

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Healthy food is rarely a part of the Thanksgiving celebration, but there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be. It’s pretty easy to put a healthy twist on some of the most popular Thanksgiving dishes, and these five are a good place to start.

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is one of the most beloved Thanksgiving classics, but you shouldn’t opt for a canned version. It’s usually high in sugar and calories, and making your own is a much better option.

Mashed Potatoes

The first step to transforming mashed potatoes into a healthy dish is ditching gravy altogether. You can cut down on butter, and replace some of the potatoes with healthier veggies, such as cauliflower.

Apple Pie

Apple pies and the holiday season go hand in hand, and there are many ways to put a healthy twist on this beloved dessert. Whipped cream is best avoided, and you should also consider making homemade apple pie filling.

Turkey Stuffing

Sausage and bacon are usually used as the main ingredients in turkey stuffing, but you should try to cut down on them and make your stuffing healthier by using vegan ingredients.

Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is the staple of Thanksgiving dinner, and it wouldn’t be the same without melted cheese, but you can use less of it to make it healthier.