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Thanksgiving Healthy Alternatives

Rethink Thanksgiving Feasting!

This Thanksgiving, let's redefine indulgence! 🌱🍂

Swap the classics for healthier alternatives this year! While it is okay to have your favorites in moderation, why not make it a little healthier without "sacrificing" the taste!

Did you know, the average American consumes between 3,000-4,500 calories on Thanksgiving....? So for me, I'm going to spare the extra calories where I can!

Here's a #thanksgiving feast cheat sheet that celebrates #wellness :

1. Make Sweet Potato Casserole a Little Less Sweet

Sweet potatoes are naturally sweet, so you can get away with just a few tablespoons of sugar or pineapple in the mash. Start with one tablespoon, then taste add more until you get it just right. If you like marshmallows on top, add a sparse layer of mini marshmallows. Or, top with a spiced pecan and oat strudel for a lower sugar option that adds fiber and healthy fats.

2. Use Fresh Sweet Potatoes Over Canned

Adding cinnamon is a great way to enhance the flavor of sweet potatoes without extra sugar or calories.

3. Use Whole or Low-Fat Milk Instead of Cream

Dishes like mashed potatoes, casseroles, and pie fillings are already flavorful, and they get some milk fat from butter. You’ll barely notice a difference by swapping out heavy cream for regular milk.

4. Add Greek Yogurt to Increase the Protein in Mashed Potatoes

Substitute Greek yogurt for some of the butter and milk in mashed potatoes, this way, they’re still creamy and thick, but contain more healthy protein.

5. Swap the apple pie with baked apples

For a healthier twist on apple crisp, cut apples in half and remove the core and seeds. Spoon a mixture of oats, cinnamon, flour, and a touch of brown sugar into the center. Place on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until soft. Let them cool and enjoy!

Comment below what you are looking forward to about Thanksgiving! Mine is spending time with family and enjoying my favorite Pie, Pecan Pie!


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