8 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

The whole family will love these delicious -- and healthy -- recipes.

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Looking for new recipes to add to old family favorites, or just a few ways to cut down on holiday calories? Relax. We’ve done the work for you – a classic Thanksgiving menu (two kinds of pie included!), served up with a healthy twist.

Roast a Perfect Bird

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You can’t go wrong with turkey at Thanksgiving – or any other day of the year. Low in fat and high in protein, white turkey meat is a good source of iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium and B vitamins. 


Yummy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

3 / 9 Yummy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Mashed potatoes get a makeover with these healthy tips. Pairing potatoes with olive oil instead of butter, or plain yogurt instead of sour cream, helps keeps the flavor high but the fat low.


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Stuffed Acorn Squash With Apples and Cranberries

4 / 9 Stuffed Acorn Squash With Apples and Cranberries

Studded with cranberries and chopped apples, this festive dish is packed with nutrition: Squash delivers disease-fighting beta carotene, while the fruit adds powerful antioxidants. Using a meat alternative gives a healthy dose of protein. 


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Brussels Sprouts With Bacon and Sunflower Seeds

5 / 9 Brussels Sprouts With Bacon and Sunflower Seeds

Picky eaters will be begging for more of this delicious, nutrient-rich side dish. Bacon complements the Brussels sprouts beautifully, while the sunflower seeds add extra crunch and lots of heart-healthy vitamin E.
Cajun Deviled Eggs

6 / 9 Cajun Deviled Eggs

Looking for a tasty appetizer that’s carb free? These spicy deviled eggs fill the bill. The simple recipe uses mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and cayenne to make a creamy filling with a bit of a bite.


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Green Beans Amandine

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Green beans are full of vitamin C, a natural antioxidant -- and almonds are rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and disease-fighting vitamin E. Even better: This dish is delicious.
Perfect Pumpkin Pie

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Mmmm – this pie not only tastes good but is good for you. Loaded with vitamin A, pumpkin is also a good source of potassium, beta-carotene and immunity-boosting zinc. Whole wheat flour, oat bran and silken tofu up the nutrition in this recipe even more.
Apple Pie With Oatmeal Cookie Crust

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Pairing juicy fall apples with the cinnamon-y flavor of oatmeal cookies makes perfect sense. Plus, oatmeal gives this pie crust a healthy fiber boost.