How to Slash Thanksgiving Calories

Make the big meal easier on your waistline. We streamlined Turkey Day staples without sacrificing flavor.
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Make the big meal easier on your waistline. We streamlined Turkey Day staples without sacrificing flavor.
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MASHED POTATOES
Whip in the other white vegetable: cauliflower. Use a ratio of 1/3 pureed cauliflower to 2/3 spuds, and you'll add fiber so you're fuller faster.

STUFFING
Slash the calories in this carbolicious dish without shrinking portion size: Just add prewashed spinach to the mix.

SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE
This quintessential Thanksgiving side dish is usually topped with mini marshmallows. Swap those for canned pineapple chunks. You'll get the sugar rush minus the empty calories.

PUMPKIN PIE
Don't invite the yolks! Add an extra egg white or two to hold the custard together while still keeping things creamy.

WHIPPED CREAM
Dollop nonfat Greek-style yogurt instead of heavy cream on your dessert. Just whisk in pure vanilla extract and a pinch of sugar!

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