Best Ways to Put a Healthy Twist on Popular Thanksgiving Dishes

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Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without a rich and filling family dinner and it’s pretty tough to eat healthy once this holiday comes. Many of the popular Thanksgiving dishes aren’t exactly healthy, but you can make them a little bit better with these quick fixes.

Turkey Stuffing

Usually made with sausage or bacon, turkey stuffing can be a true calorie bomb, but you can make it healthier by cutting down on meat and adding plant-based ingredients to the mix.

Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole includes many healthy ingredients, but the addition of cheese and fried crunchy onions doesn’t do it any favors, so try to cut down on these ingredients.

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are another beloved Thanksgiving classic that isn’t necessarily healthy. To transform it into a healthy meal, try replacing some of the potatoes with cauliflower, cut down on butter, replace heavy cream with a mix of milk and Greek yogurt, and ditch gravy altogether.

Apple Pie

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without apple pie, but there are ways to make this beloved dessert healthier. Canned apple pie filling is best avoided and you should always try to make your own. Whipped cream is often used as a topping, but you’re better off without it.