Thanksgiving recipe round up
13 recipes to try this Turkey Day.
Loaded up with dishes like green bean casserole, stuffing, gravy-drenched mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pie, the typical Thanksgiving plate can be over 1900 calories, easily! It’s those traditionally-prepared Thanksgiving recipes that make the meal so heavy. With simple tricks and swaps, the load can be lightened, and diet destruction minimized, significantly! Here’s some of Tanya’s favorite holiday recipes to help make your Thanksgiving dinner thinner:
Basil Bloody Mary – Never a bad way to start the day….
Carrot Cauliflower Soup – This essentially *free food* is the perfect thing to fill up on before the big meal.
Magical Stuffed Mushrooms – People always love this festive appetizer, and they’re always surprised by how light it actually is!
Cranberry Gin Cocktail – Cheers! This festive drink is full of fall flavor and, as a bonus can help take the edge off too…
Tanya’s Cran-Berries Sauce – My take on traditional cranberry sauce–you best believe this version is PACKED with fiber.
Lean Green Bean Casserole – A lightened up version of this Thanksgiving classic: you’ll find no crispy, fried onions here!
Balsamic Roasted Asparagus – Where Thanksgiving is such a traditionally heavy meal, I make sure to have plenty of green vegetable options on my table.
Any-Holiday Veggie Roast – There’s always someone at the table who insists on having potatoes… This recipe has the potatoes for them, and plenty of flavor-filled nonstarchy veggies for everyone else.
Cauliflower Mash – A 1-cup serving of mashed potatoes can easily clock in upwards of 200 calories. No thank you! A serving of this equally-satisfying and delicious recipe contains a quarter of that!
Step 1 Approved Vegetarian Stuffing – This isn’t Stove Top, that’s for sure!
Apricot and Bulgur Stuffing – Pre-portion either stuffing recipe by making stuffins. How do you make stuffins, you may ask? Simply bake stuffing in muffin tins for portion-controlled stuffing muffins!
Cinnamon-Spiced Walnuts – these cinnamon-“sugar” walnuts make a great addition to your holiday season. Serve them as a dessert, or in a candy dish as a treat for guests to try with their cocktails.