Save calories without sacrificing flavor with these low-fat options.
These options could reduce your calorie intake by more than 1,000 calories from your feast — pretty good, considering that a typical Thanksgiving dinner has more than 2,000!
Whole wheat pie crust instead of regular, evaporated skim milk and low fat cream cheese instead of half & half, egg whites instead whole eggs, True Lemon for salt, no butter.
Cut Calories on Mashed Sweet Potatoes:
No butter, less brown sugar, buttermilk instead of cream, lots of spices
Cut Calories Creamed Spinach:
Evaporated skim milk and flour instead of cream, no butter, water chestnuts for flavor and texture
Cut Calories Green Bean Casserole:
Homemade crispy onions instead of the store bought fried ones, low fat cream of mushroom soup instead of full fat version (I would normally use the cream of mushroom soup from my cookbook but time was short), 1 percent milk for half and half, no butter
Cut Calories Sausage and apple stuffing:
Turkey sausage instead pork sausage, no butter, lite (40cal per slice) whole wheat bread instead of white bread, lowfat milk and low sodium chicken broth instead of half and half, egg whites for egg yolk.