10 Indulgent Yet Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes
Roasted turkey, gluten-free stuffing, low-fat pumpkin pie—here are the recipes you need to host a feel-good Thanksgiving feast.
The Best Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes
We all know how easy it is to overindulge in holiday meals, especially during Thanksgiving. Stick with your healthy-eating habits by adding these good-for-you dishes to your Thanksgiving spread. (Psst: Here are some food-prep tips that will get rid of some of the stress this holiday season.)
Classic Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey
You can change the flavour of the brine by playing with the liquid. For instance, you can substitute some wine or apple cider for some water when brining pork.
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Wild Blueberry Cornbread Stuffing
Adding fruit to stuffing is a traditional part of the holidays. Wild blueberries offer rich colour and taste-perfect beside favourite herbs like sage and thyme. Whether you stuff the turkey or serve the stuffing alongside, it is an accompaniment that cannot be forgotten.
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Rustic Honey-Roasted Carrots With Thyme
Change up your traditional carrots for roasted and bring out their flavour. For a beautiful presentation, cut the roasted carrots in long pieces and arrange on bed of parsley.
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Roast Root Vegetables with Herbs
Use this recipe as a basic guide for roasting single vegetables, such as potatoes or parsnips, as well as for a superb dish of mixed root vegetables. Serve them with herbs in generous quantities your turkey.
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Gluten-Free Cranberry Pecan Stuffing
This easy stuffing combines traditional French Canadian flavours. Serve this holiday favourite as a side, or toss it into a casserole with other post-festivity leftovers. Each bite receives a burst of cranberry and a pecan crunch! (Psst: Here are a few tips for making legendary stuffing.)
Get the Recipe: Gluten-Free Cranberry Pecan Stuffing
Fancy Mashed Potatoes
Here’s a chef-worthy accompaniment you can do yourself. This vivid three-vegetable mash is based on mashed potatoes tinted and flavoured three different ways-with health-giving sweet potatoes, spinach and beets.
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Irresistible Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Mashed sweet potatoes are a healthy, crowd-pleasing side to any meal.
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Golden Autumn Soup
This golden soup uses the freshest, most beautiful autumn produce and will make the most wonderful Thanksgiving appetizer.
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Decadent Baked Peaches With Almond Cookie Stuffing
Turn fresh peaches into a fabulous warm dessert by stuffing them with dried apricots, toasted almonds and crushed amaretti cookie crumbs, then baking them in the oven until they are brown and bubbly.
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Lower-Fat Pumpkin Pie
Don’t skip out on this Thanksgiving favourite, instead, use used canned pumpkin purée rather than standard pie filling, and fat-free condensed milk rather than heavy cream, to create this healthier version.
Get the Recipe: The Perfect Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie
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