Family Circle's Healthy Thanksgiving Menu


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Sacrifice neither your diet nor the traditional Thanksgiving experience with this menu. Each serving of these classic dishes contains less than 500 calories, less than 18 grams of fat and less than 800 mg of sodium.
Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Roast: 30 mins
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Green Bean Salad

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 15 mins
Cook:11 mins
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Roast Turkey Breast

Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 10 mins
Roast: 2 hrs 15 mins
Cook: 3 mins
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  • 9
    We have our traditional foods, but we don't go overboard on portions. Cornbread dressing is a must! We have dessert later when we can enjoy and not feel stuffed. There's a lot of cooking going on so we're always moving. It's kind of a dance with three or four people working on something. - 11/19/2012   10:28:24 AM
  • 8
    kind of tough my T G is in October!!! - 11/18/2012   12:32:54 PM
  • 7
    I hate to cook, so we will go out to a buffet to eat where everyone can have some of whatever they want. - 11/14/2012   6:35:47 PM
  • 6
    makes hungry and thankful i am cooking the dinner got some great ideas here for my own dinner thank you and glad no vegetarians in this house hold :) - 11/14/2012   5:50:13 PM
  • 5
    I'm Going To Roast Some Veggies In The Oven Which Is Something New. Collard Greens With Smoke Sauce To Give It That Smoky Taste Without Adding Meat. Bake My Sweet Potatoes In The Oven Without The Skin And I Tell You They Are VERY Sweet Without Added Sugar! Thanks For The Other Ideas. Those Green Beans Look Good! - 11/13/2012   6:21:33 PM
  • 4
    They are just our traditional recipes but we weigh and measure our food so it should not be a problem. - 11/13/2012   3:20:44 PM
  • 3
    Call me superficial, but what I love and find inspiring is the plate of turkey pictured.

    This Thanksgiving, since half the people I'm cooking for are vegetarian (vegan-leaning), I won't have a turkey (sigh, no brining ...), though there may be game hens for the meat eaters. But I digress.

    I love that photo because it's such a nice 'spread', and I imagine, now, using a similar plate or tray to layer the protein down the middle, serve a light stuffing on one side of it, and present roasted vegetables on the other. More 'family style' than 'buffet,' attractively presented, and almost a good 'My Plate' mixture of protein, starchy-carb, and vegetable, but not just for turkey or ham! - 11/13/2012   1:55:14 PM
  • 2
    Yummy! But SENIORSWIMMER is right. Why don't you have "Skinny Mashed Potatoes" on here? - 11/13/2012   9:44:24 AM
  • 1
    I don't know. Where are the mashed potatoes? Our Thanksgiving recipes are fairly healthy, and in moderation they are not high calorie. There's that word. "Moderation." We have veggie and fruit plates out to nibble on while the turkey roasts. Even the pumpkin pie recipe is pretty healthy. The wicked food of the day is the traditional, family recipe for Swedish Nut Ring. It's a non-negotiable. It HAS to be on the table for breakfast. My slice will be thinner than usual this year. - 11/13/2012   6:52:31 AM

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