How to Make Beloved Thanksgiving Dishes a Little Bit Healthier

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Thanksgiving dinner is one of the staples of this holiday, but some of the dishes that we’ll be putting on the table aren’t that healthy. If you’re looking for a way to make them a little bit better, these quick fixes will help you put a healthy twist on some of the beloved Thanksgiving dishes.

Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole may sound healthy on paper, but it includes high amounts of certain ingredients that are best consumed in moderation—starting with cheese.

Turkey Stuffing

Sausage or bacon are usually used as the main ingredients in turkey stuffing, but they’re best used in smaller amounts or replaced with healthier, plant-based ingredients.

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are one of the dishes that no Thanksgiving can go without, and there are many ways to make them healthier. Cutting down on butter and replacing some of the potatoes with cauliflower is a good place to start, but you can also cut down on calories and fat by skipping gravy.

Apple Pie

Apple pie is another beloved staple of the holiday season, and you can put a healthy twist on it by ditching whipped cream and replacing canned apple pie filling with a homemade version.