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Healthier Versions of Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes  

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What constitutes “traditional” and “favorite” varies by region, culture, and individual preference. Rather than trying to be inclusive (and writing a ridiculously long post), I’m going to consider the following common dishes to be traditional favorites:

  • Turkey and dressing (or stuffing)
  • Sweet potato casserole or soufflé
  • Mashed potatoes and gravy
  • Green bean casserole
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pies

Healthier versions of traditional Thanksgiving foods

Turkey and dressing (or stuffing)

Turkey is typically the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinner. Roasted turkey is relatively healthy, so I won’t recommend alternatives to it. However, the same can’t be said for deep-fried turkey, so stick to the roasted varieties.

There are so many ways to make dressing or stuffing that it is inaccurate to say that all varieties of it are unhealthy. However, many traditional versions are high in calories, carbs, fat, and sodium. For a more nutritious option, try one of the following, 


My real name is Debra (Debbie Sue). Sarah is a nickname given to me in high school. My husband has always called me that so here in Florida It's all I am known by. I was born and raised in Illinois. My son and I moved to Colorado in 1982. I taught school for 17 years. Then I ran a homeschooling/preschool/daycare until 2006 when I moved to Florida after my son, Bobby died suddenly. He was almost 26. Danny and I live and work at a state park here. I miss the mountains and climate of Colorado. I miss snow and the four seasons. I miss Bobby.

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