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Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

Are you up for a healthy Thanksgiving? If so, these simple, healthy Thanksgiving dinner recipes will help. And when your Thanksgiving dinner is over, you'll have better health to be thankful for.

Just because the traditional Thanksgiving dinner is about celebrating abundance, doesn't mean you have to over-eat an abundance of unhealthy, fattening foods. You can have a traditional healthy Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and gravy, sweet potatoes and healthy turkey stuffing.

So maybe it's time to break with our modern tradition of overindulgence. Let's go back to the true meaning of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, which was to celebrate health and friendship.

The Perfect Turkey with the Best Turkey Stuffing

This delicious wild rice stuffing is a satisfying alternative to heavy bread stuffing. Begin with a 12 to 15 lb. turkey, add the best turkey stuffing below and follow how to cook the perfect turkey directions. Then you can enjoy holiday feasting knowing you're nourishing your body too.

Healthy Wild Rice Turkey Stuffing

Combine and cook until done:While rice is cooking, dice and sauté in a non-stick pan with 1 tsp. olive oil:Mix cooked rice with sautéed vegetables and giblets, adding:Remember, stuff your slow cooking turkey (not yourself) and roast it according to the perfect turkey recipe. Although there's no added fat, some turkey fat will seep in and flavor the stuffing.

Healthy Fat-Free Onion Gravy

Ingredients (for 3 to 4 people – adjust accordingly):Directions:Your Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner

A healthy Thanksgiving feast will include several simple vegetable side dishes, such as green beans, baked sweet potatoes or peas, plus a fresh fruit salad for desert. But leave out the usual butter, sugar and cream that generally accompanies our modern traditional Thanksgiving meals.

Menu:Here's to great health! You can have a happy, healthy holiday this year and enjoy it too!

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