Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Enjoy a happy, healthy Thanksgiving dinner with recipes for healthier versions of all your favorite holiday classics!

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Lightning Gravy

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Gravy in 5 minutes! You can use any flavor bouillon; chicken, beef or vegetable. I've used this in many a 'pinch'!

Low Carb Cheddar and Garlic Cauliflower Mash

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This recipe is great for anyone on a low-carb diet and has that occasional mashed potato craving.

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Ricotta Cheese

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No marshmallows here! Just sweet potato goodness.

Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Lemon

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The hazelnuts and lemon zest add a wonderful light touch. It's a favorite!

Barley and Wild Rice Stuffing

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Whole grains are the star in this delicious side dish.

Lite Corn Pudding

This is a lighter version of regular corn pudding for those who are watching calories.

Low-Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

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Low-carb cheesecake bars with few ingredients. They taste like the inside of a pumpkin pie!

Air Fryer Turkey Breast

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If you have a taste for turkey, but don't want the time or the hassle of a full bird, try a split turkey breast, prepared in the air fryer. This recipe gives the flavor of an oven-roasted turkey, but in much less time, and with much less fuss! Use any combination of fresh herbs that you and your family will enjoy!

Gluten Free Crustless Pumpkin Pie

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Gluten-free crustless pumpkin pie. Delicious and easy to make.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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This recipe is from my mother. It may sound strange, but these are really good and very easy to make. The Brussels sprouts should be brown with a bit of black on the outside when done. Any leftovers can be reheated or even just eaten cold from the fridge. I don't know how, but they taste sweet and salty at the same time!
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Out of this World Turkey Brine

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Best brine for smoked turkey around. This recipe was given to me by my uncle. He is always smoking meat. EDITOR'S NOTE: This recipe uses canning or kosher salt, not table salt. Using table salt in this amount will make the brine too salty.

Turkey Carcass Soup

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A great way to not waste a single bite of turkey. This is a delicious soup and one of my favorites. If you want to freeze some, leave out the potatoes.

Inspiration and Ideas

How To Make Your Thanksgiving Menu Healthier

Preparing a traditional Thanksgiving dinner that's lower in fat and calories but still thrills the crowd isn't hard. We'll show you how.

Chef John's Mango Cranberry Sauce

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This is a slightly unusual and awesomely delicious condiment for the center of your holiday table. It contains ghost pepper hot sauce for a special kick.