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Healthy Foods for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is one of the greatest holidays – but it can also be one of the unhealthiest days of the year. Traditional Thanksgiving dishes are loaded with fat and sugar that will wreak havoc on your body. One thing that we are thankful for at QOL is our health – choosing healthy foods is one of the best ways to respect and show gratitude for our health.  

If you could enjoy delicious Thanksgiving food while still being health conscious - would you? Well, surprisingly you can! We have created a Thanksgiving menu featuring healthy versions of traditional Thanksgiving dishes. Choose some of these swaps – or use this healthy menu for your Thanksgiving meal!

Mashed potatoes – these skinny mashed potatoes use light sour cream and skin milk!

Mac and cheese – traditional mac and cheese is delicious but sadly a fat and calorie bomb, try this healthy cauliflower mac and cheese instead!

Turkey – this slow cooker turkey breast only uses two ingredients!

Gravy – try this healthy beef or chicken gravy

Cranberry sauce – this year skip the canned stuff! Instead try this healthy cranberry sauce for scratch.

Sweet potatoes – we love this sweet potato casserole because it is actually vegan. Top this with vegan marshmallows or vegan marshmallow fluff!

Stuffing – while you are trying new recipes, give this savory cornbread stuffing a try!

Green beans – try these healthy garlic parmesan green beans.

Brussels sprouts – Brussel sprouts are healthy – but too often we cover them in unhealthy toppings such as butter, maple syrup, or excessive salt. This sesame Brussels sprouts recipe is a great way to keep this dish light!

Pumpkin pie – this pumpkin pie is creamy and delicious! You wouldn’t guess it only has 120 calories per slice!

Now go get cooking - we hope you have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

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