Now that Halloween is over, some people may already be thinking ahead to Christmas, but that would be missing one of the best parts of the holiday season, Thanksgiving. We all know that this holiday is focused mostly on food, and this can make things difficult for those who are trying to lose weight or stay healthy. This can create difficulties within families with a struggle between eating healthy and keeping up with tradition on Thanksgiving. However, no sacrifice is needed when using the following tips to achieve the perfect compromise, that everyone can give thanks for.
- Tips on adding flavor without sugar or fat
- Healthy Green Bean Casserole
-Chipotle Smashed Sweet Potatoes
2. Tofurkey to the Extreme
The vegan diet is extremely on trend this year, and although this may leave something to be desired for some people, it also satisfies a diverse crowd. With the vegan diet this allows options for everyone from vegetarian to lactose free. Although it may involve some different ingredients and compromise on flavor, vegan options are usually healthy as well as long as proper nutrition is taken into consideration. When preparing these recipes be prepared to pay a bit more for unique ingredients that may be difficult to find because of their obscurity. If you’re looking to expand your horizons with some vegan recipes this Thanksgiving try the option listed below.
-Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes and Descriptions
3. Healthy Sweets
For many people the best part of Thanksgiving are the desserts. In this case pies are especially common during holiday festivities. These delicious treats are often full of extra sugar for filling, and butter or lard for the crust. However it’s important to remember that at the heart of these pies is fruit, which is actually good for you. Luckily there is an easy and just as satisfying route for dessert on Thanksgiving that will solve all of those pie cravings, fruit crisps. These tasty treats offer fruity sweetness with less sugar, and more robust grains as crust. To incorporate these desserts into your Thanksgiving celebration enjoy the recipes listed below.
- Healthy Fruit Cobbler and Crisps
- Easy Berry Crisp
Nutritional, Efficient & Simplistic
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