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Updated by Stonewear Designs on Mar 17, 2013
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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

There's nothing worse than that junk food induced slothy feeling, yet when the holidays hit, it's hard NOT to live in a constant food coma. We say, enjoy the sugar laden sweets, creamy potatoes, and tryptophan-filled turkey, but maybe lighten up one or two dishes. Here are some ideas for your Thanksgiving table--substituting even one traditional dish for its healthier counterpart can make a huge difference. Make these healthy swaps and you'll have even more energy for yourself and your family!

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

With only 106 calories per serving, this super-easy baked alternative to french fries gets a flavorful kick from cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, and salt.

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Remove the crust from the equation and you'll cut out all those extra fats and white carbs.

Roasted Green Beans

Sub the crispy onions for fresh mushrooms and you'll be satisfying both your taste buds and your health.

Deep Dish Apple Pie

If apple pie is calling your name, try this deep dish version with a whole wheat crust. You'll cut the calories in half!

Mississippi Spiced Pecans

Enjoy the flavor of pecan pie without the actual pie and make more room to enjoy all the other festive sweets.

Cranberry Sauce

Forget the canned stuff! Make your own cranberry sauce and enjoy a nice serving of fruit. This dish looks delish, and adds less sugar than other recipes.

Meringue Topped Sweet Potato Casserole

Some swear by that rich, marshmallowy sweet potato casserole. Try topping it with meringue for a lighter, but still sweet version.

Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Warm up for your big meal with a light appetizer. Pair with crudites and you're off to a delicious (and fresh!) start.

Leftover Turkey Curry

No more boring leftovers! Spice up your usual holiday routine with this healthy curry.

Healthy Hot Maple-Apple Cider

Skip the white sugar-sweetened cider and go with this maple recipe to increase flavor and reduce glycemic index. Plus, studies show that people are happier when they've got a warm cuppa something in their hands, so here's one more tool to help you overcome that seasonal stress.