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55+ Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Heavy, fat-laden dishes begone!  Whether you need a quick app or side to bring to a Thanksgiving gathering or are hosting the big event yourself, we’ve got you covered.  Try adding these healthy yet flavorful and satisfying dishes to your Thanksgiving spread.

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Butternut Squash, Coconut, and Tumeric Soup with Crispy Sage // The Green Life

Packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients, this nourishing soup is the perfect start to your Thanksgiving meal!

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5 Healthy Ways to Use Up Leftover Turkey

Thanksgiving may be over but you likely still have a whole lot of food packed away in you fridge. Leftover turkey is an excellent lean protein but you might not want to have another turkey sandwich. Swap the traditional between-the-bread option for one of these healthy turkey recipes.

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Leftover Turkey Pho

This Leftover Turkey Pho from Healthy Green Kitchen is a great, flavorful way to use up your turkey leftovers.  The savory broth is packed with turkey and noodles, making this a great comfort dish.

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Turkey, Veggie Tray and Barley Soup

If you’ve got leftover veggies in addition to leftover turkey, try this Turkey, Veggie Tray and Barley Soup from The Chic Life.  You can throw any veggie tray leftovers into this soup, like cauliflower, broccoli, carrots and celery. Continue reading

8 Classic Thanksgiving Recipes, Lightened Up!

A classic Thanksgiving dinner is often high in fat and calories.  Stay lean this holiday season without missing out on your favorite dishes with these lightened up Thanksgiving recipes.

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Low-Fat Mashed Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes are a great comfort food, but they’re often pretty high in fat and low in nutritional value.  This Low-Fat Mashed Potatoes recipe from Jennifer’s Kitchen is not only low fat, but also high in fiber.  Instead of loading the potatoes with butter, Jennifer uses cashews for that creamy, rich texture.

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Butternut Squash and Kale Quinoa Stuffing

This Butternut Squash and Kale Quinoa Stuffing from Good Life Eats makes a great, nutrient-rich addition to your Thanksgiving spread.  By using quinoa, this dish is high in protein and fiber, and would even make a great main dish for vegetarians!  In addition to traditional stuffing additions like garlic, celery and parsley, this stuffing gets great flavor from the butternut squash, kale, cranberries and walnuts. Continue reading