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7 Recipes for a Healthy Thanksgiving Feast

Lucy Petrosyan

Posted on November 14 2017

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Healthy Recipes for Thanksgiving

Although Halloween is the holiday that marks the beginning of the unhealthy part of the year, Thanksgiving is unquestionably the most dominant eating event. It’s a gathering made up of a mountain of overly-rich foods that are surely delicious, but what about the aftermath?

What if I were to tell you that you can survive Thanksgiving without the fatty holiday meals? Preparing a Thanksgiving dinner that’s not only low in fat and calories, but still delicious and mouth-watering isn’t hard. All it requires is adding a few healthier ingredients and incorporating some clever fat-busting skills. These flavorful, nutritious and most of all, delicious meals won’t sadden your soul. On the contrary, they will keep everyone coming back for seconds!

Not sure where to start? We’ve rounded up seven of the best, most festive, and most nutritious eating recipes.

Spinach-Parmesan Dip

Kick off your Thanksgiving feast with a nutritious appetizer that will lighten up your meal. This delicious dip is made with lots of freshly grated Parmesan cheese and spinach, complimented with a hint of cayenne pepper. Serve it while you finish preparing the entree and mix it with crudités or wheat crackers to save room for the main course to come.

View recipe here.

Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup

This creamy veggie soup can be a delicious low-fat addition to your holiday table. Combining squash and carrots, top this mouth-watering dish with toasted pumpkin seeds for an enhanced treat. This semi-sweet/nutty dish provides more than the daily quota for vitamin A to you and your whole family.

View recipe here.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

If you’re a fan of Brussels, make sure you check out this Thanksgiving recipe. But if you’re not, try this recipe anyways because it will make you fall in love instantly! The Brussels sprouts are uncooked, sliced thinly, and topped with a Caesar-like dressing for added flavor.

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Sesame Kale and Edamame Side-Dish

This healthy version of your favorite comforting classics will most certainly deliver compliments to the chef. It combines nutrient-rich kale, red pepper, edamame, and reduced-sodium soy sauce for a heavenly side-dish that can be served at your holiday table. Add a sprinkle of sesame seeds to jazz up the dish.

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Hazelnut-Crusted Turkey Breast

This flavorsome recipe is proof that simple recipes can still be appealing. With a yummy crunchy hazelnut crust and a towering 38 grams of protein per serving, this dish makes a tasty, tender main course.

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Spiral Vegetable Tart

Get fancy in the kitchen with this spiral vegetable tart that is as pretty as it is delicious. Instead of carbs, it is packed with veggies like eggplant, carrots, and zucchini. The thinly sliced vegetables are the visual star of this spiral masterpiece.

View recipe here.

Cinnamon Baked Pears

Thanksgiving dessert doesn’t always have to be an apple pie or cheesecake. Get creative in the kitchen and prepare these cinnamon baked pears that will have your guests asking for the recipe. Simply cut them in half, top them with cinnamon, honey, and walnuts, then bake them in the oven. Best of all, they will fill the air with a heavenly scent.

View recipe here.

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