I'm of the opinion that there's nothing wrong with a Thanksgiving meal that's a little over the top. We all understand that it's a special occasion, and that we're preparing much more food than usual. One or two days of gravy or pumpkin pie isn't going to do that much damage.
I'm also a fan, though, of remaking recipes when it's possible to do so without losing a lot of the flavor or texture of the original. Sometimes, it's the challenge of it that's fun.
Here are some links to recipes for Thanksgiving dishes where there are fewer calories, less fat, or use of ingredients that make the dish a little more nutritious:
Turkey and gravy:
Cornbread and sausage stuffing:
Old-fashioned turkey stuffing:
Maple-roasted sweet potatoes:
green bean casserole:
Sweet potato pudding and pumpkin custards:
Good cooking! Is there a recipe here that tempts you? Or a family heirloom recipe that you wish you could make over?
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