Are you ready for some new, healthy recipes to liven up your Thanksgiving Day table? I've created five new recipes that celebrate the season of giving thanks. No doubt about it, pumpkin takes center stage this year, along with squash of all kinds.
Whole Wheat Couscous with Spinach and Squash
228 calories, 2 g fat
Each one cup portion has a serving each of whole grains and vegetables.
32 calories, 2 g fat
Serve this instead of your typical chips and dip.
Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
88 calories, 4 g fat
Sipping on soup at the start of a meal reminds you to slow down and savor each bite.
'Seedy' Pumpkin Pie
168 calories, 7 g fat
The crust has a secret ingredient. Any guesses?
Petite Pecan Tart
103 calories, 5 g fat
A Southern favorite gets a boost of nutrition and fiber.
Pair those with these old favorites:
Vegetable and Fruit Stuffing
78 calories, 1 g fat
Sweet and savory, this stuffing won't leave you feeling stuffed.
Sweet Potato Tarts
150 calories, 2 g fat
Can you tell that I'm a fan of tiny tarts? These replace sweet potato casserole on my table.
Roasted Squash Soup
129 calories, 3 g fat
We always start Thanksgiving with a soup. Squash and pumpkin tastes creamy and rich with no cream!
Roasted Root Vegetables
82 calories, 2 g fat
These just sing of the harvest to me. The balsamic drizzle dresses them up.
Mini Apple Tarts
124 calories, 4 g fat
There's nothing better than apple pie, except maybe these trimmed-down tarts.
Herb Roasted Turkey
154 calories, 3 g fat
Don't waste time basting your bird. This one stays plump and juicy!
Apple Cider Gravy
20 calories, 0 g fat
Non-fat gravy? Yes, it can be done.
Last year, we shared our 500-Calorie Thanksgiving Dinner. This year, you can add in a few new recipes and still keep Thanksgiving at 500 calories.
Tip: Instead of trying to squeeze your dessert calories into your meal, wait a couple of hours for dinner to settle and count them as a snack.
What is your favorite Thanksgiving Day dish? Which of my dishes will grace your table this year?
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