Healthy Recipes

Find trusted recipes for eating healthy: start the day with a wholesome breakfast, cut the carbs or calories, find the perfect main dish for your special diet.

Staff Picks

15 Tasty Low-Carb Thanksgiving Sides

These dishes are full of flavor but light on carbs.
By Vicky McDonald

Low-Fat Pumpkin Flan

Rating: Unrated
This delicious pumpkin flan is the result of an experiment in replacing the recipe's usual cream and half-and-half with low-fat milk.

How To Make Your Thanksgiving Menu Healthier

Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with better-for-you versions of all your favorite holiday classics!
By Allrecipes Editors

Cranberry Bean Salad

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Cranberry beans, cucumber, and tomatoes come together in this light and refreshing salad that is perfect for summertime cookouts. For best results, make this a day ahead of time to allow the ingredients a chance to get acquainted.

Healthier Honey-Sesame Chicken

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This is a 'healthier' version of honey-sesame chicken. It is baked instead of fried and the chicken is not battered, making it healthier. All the flavors are here and the only thing sacrificed are the calories! Serve over rice with additional sauce on the side.

Salad Crunchies Seed Medley

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Give your soups, salads, yogurt, and avocado toast a crunchy, nutritional boost with this easy medley of roasted seeds. They're great to just snack on as well! Make sure all the seeds are raw, otherwise they'll burn during the cooking process.

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

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Butternut squash is so good on its own, that barely any seasoning is needed. This recipe is so simple and easy.
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Sweet Potato Casserole II

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Mmm! Sweet potatoes topped with creamy toasted marshmallows.

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.

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.

Easy Cranberry Orange Relish

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A delightful change from the ordinary...the only relish most of my family will eat! Relish can be chilled up to 3 days.

Sarah's Applesauce

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This applesauce is delicious! I make it for my younger brother all the time and he loves it - and he hates canned applesauce!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Keto Thanksgiving Menu for a Low-Carb Holiday

Check out our delicious menu of appetizers, sides, mains and desserts, for the ultimate Thanksgiving meal that tastes just as satisfying without the carbs.

15 Dairy-Free Thanksgiving Sides

Stuffing, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and green beans all make an appearance in this collection of recipes.

Old Fashioned Potato Salad

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This is potato salad the old-fashioned way, with eggs, celery and relish. It's really good to serve with chili.

Editors' Picks

Simple Whole Wheat Bread

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Simply a great-tasting and easy-to-make whole wheat bread.

Classic Turkey and Rice Soup

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Is there anything as warm as a bowl of soup made with the leftovers of a meal that you shared with your family?

Roasted New Red Potatoes

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These are roasted potatoes at their best - plain and simple. Red potatoes are tossed with olive oil, and salt and pepper, and then roasted to perfection.
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Quick and Easy Refried Beans

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When you don't have all day to make refried beans and you can't stand the canned ones, these are easy and delicious.

Easy Roasted Broccoli

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Easy roasted broccoli. My favorite part is the roasted sliced stem pieces.

Black Beans and Rice

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The perfect meal! Preparation Time: 20 minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.

Laura's Quick Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

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This is an easy chili recipe that you can throw in the slow cooker and forget about all day. Great topped with Cheddar cheese, crushed corn chips, and a dollop of sour cream.
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Baked Tortilla Chips

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Tasty baked tortilla chips you make at home that are much better than store bought chips. Serve with your choice of salsas and garnishes.

Best Black Beans

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This simple black bean side dish works well with Mexican or Cuban meals.

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

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The perfect fruit salad for a backyard bbq or any occasion. There are never leftovers! This is one of my favorite fruit salad recipes, as I think the sauce really makes it. This salad is tastier the longer you can let it soak in its juices. I prefer 3 to 4 hours in the refrigerator before I serve it. Enjoy.

Delicious Cinnamon Baked Apples

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These baked apples taste simply great on a cold winter evening or any other evening. Plus the house smells just divine while cooking them.

Creole Seasoning Blend

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This Creole seasoning blend is great for seasoning rice, meats, soups and stews, or anything that needs a flavor boost. Also makes a great gift when placed in a decorative jar with recipe attached.