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
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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

Rating: Unrated
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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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Out of this World Turkey Brine

Rating: Unrated
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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.

Lentil Soup

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Hearty lentil soup, chock full of veggies and very yummy. Serve with warm cornbread.

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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Roasted Vegetables

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A casserole dish of seasonal vegetables that is so easy to prepare. It can be made a day ahead - just reheat before serving. Lemon juice can be substituted for balsamic vinegar, and you can use baking potatoes if you don't have any Yukon Golds on hand.
By Anonymous
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Baked Kale Chips

Rating: Unrated
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These are a low calorie nutritious snack. Like potato chips, you cannot stop at just eating one. They are great for parties and a good conversation topic.
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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

Black Beans and Rice

Rating: Unrated
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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.

Baked Tortilla Chips

Rating: Unrated
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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 Potatoes You'll Ever Taste

Rating: Unrated
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Its time to release my potatoes to the world!!! Watch your guests try to guess what's in this delicious and simple recipe. It's the perfect side dish to any meal or BBQ, and a great way to dress up those darn potatoes! It's got me out of many a jam with entertaining. You cant go wrong. Since trying these, I have gone completely potato crazy with mad potato disease!!! Yum -- do it, mate! (Note: Only use real egg mayo - not the other kind.)

Best Black Beans

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

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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Delicious Cinnamon Baked Apples

Rating: Unrated
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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.

Pickled Beets

Rating: Unrated
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This recipe was given to me many years ago by an elderly farmers wife and has been one of my 'must do' yearly canning recipes. If you have a large amount of beets, just keep repeating brine until your beets are all gone! Enjoy!

Perfect Summer Fruit Salad

Rating: Unrated
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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.

Creole Seasoning Blend

Rating: Unrated
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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.

Homemade Apple Cider

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Homemade apple cider.

Pasta Fagioli

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A traditional Italian soup. Serve with a crisp salad and a hot loaf of garlic bread and you have a meal! Serve with grated Parmesan cheese on top.

Microwave Corn on the Cob

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This is a no-nonsense recipe for corn on the cob. Perfect for when you run out of stove or grill space. I freeze the corn on the cob in plastic bags, and remove a single ear of frozen corn in the cold winter months to have the sweet taste of summer corn throughout the year!