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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Wild Rice Stuffing

No Comments | Written on November 21, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

As you plan your Thanksgiving spread, consider a little twist on the classic stuffing side dish.  This “Wild Rice Stuffing” is a hearty yet elegant accompaniment to your holiday meal! 

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Light Cheesecake with Sugared Cranberries

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If you want to have your pie (and eat it too!) this holiday season, why not opt for a lighter version of one of your indulgent favorites.

This “Light Cheesecake with Sugared Cranberries” replaces half of the cream cheese in a typical cheesecake and swaps in non-fat Greek yogurt.

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Balsamic Cranberry Sauce

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It’s not too early to start your Thanksgiving meal planning, or even to start preparing the meal!  I love making a homemade cranberry sauce in advance of the big day.  There’s no need to pop open a can when it is so easy to make this “Balsamic Cranberry Sauce” now and have it ready to serve on Thanksgiving.

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Crock Pot Carrots and Sweet Potatoes

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Ok, I know it might seem like it is too early to start thinking about Thanksgiving menus, but you can actually do all the prep work for this side dish today and then just fix it and forget it on turkey day!

First, check out this post on preparing and freezing crock pot dishes in advance.  Then get excited, because you get to enjoy these incredibly easy and delicious “Crock Pot Carrots and Sweet Potatoes” on Thanksgiving day!

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Post Thanksgiving Detox

No Comments | Written on November 29, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Yesterday you indulged, but today you can get back on track!  Before you hit the stores for the Black Friday sales, sip this quick “Post Thanksgiving Detox!”

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Cranberry, Sage and Squash Soup

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This seasonal soup is an elegant way to begin your Thanksgiving meal.  It is incredibly easy to prepare and is sure to excite your tastebuds for the meal to come!

My version uses butternut squash, but you can feel free to use your favorite winter squash.  Pumpkin, acorn squash, or even sweet potatoes are all delicious alternatives.  The soup is topped with dried cranberries and fresh sage leaves.

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Leftover Turkey Lettuce Wraps

3 Comments | Written on November 21, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Last week Better Recipes held the “Best Turkey Recipe Ever” contest.  We received everything from ways to cook the whole bird, to creative uses for leftovers.  In the end, the winning dish is a fresh and healthy recipe that is perfect to enjoy in the days after the big Thanksgiving meal.  Congratulations to “jselder551930” for her “Perfectly ‘Peared’ Turkey Lettuce Wraps.”    (You will get the play on words below!)

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Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bran Muffins

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Looking for a seasonal recipe to enjoy this Columbus Day weekend?  These pumpkin muffins not only taste great, they are packed with healthy, high fiber ingredients!

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Butternut Squash Soup with Tomato Salsa

13 Comments | Written on November 14, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

I love a good soup recipe this time of year.  During the colder months it can be an easy lunch, or even a starter course for a more formal dinner.  The best part of this super simple soup?  It’s only six ingredients!

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Butternut Squash Lentil Casserole

14 Comments | Written on November 7, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

A traditional turkey might take center stage at Thanksgiving, but what will really make your holiday spread shine is a variety of stellar side dishes.  If you want something hearty, seasonal, and full of flavor give this Butternut Squash Lentil Casserole a try.  It is also a great choice if you happen to have any vegetarian guests at your table this holiday season!

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