How to Cut Calories in your Thanksgiving Dinner? Part 1

Thanksgiving is all about abundance or, often, overabundance. But it doesn’t have to be that way. With healthy updates to classic dishes, the Thanksgiving recipes showcased here use high-impact flavors like fresh herbs, spices and seasonal fruits and vegetables to minimize the need for gobs of butter, cream and salt. Some dishes are healthy updates on classic dishes, while others are twists on traditional fare.

Thanksgiving is a time for family, gratitude, and, of course, food. The typical holiday. meal can have more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat, according to the Caloric Control Council. That’s almost three days worth of food for most of us! Butter, cream and white bread seem to be lurking in almost every dish, and the meal never seems to end.

For those of us who are trying lead healthier. lifestyles, moderation and healthy eating are just as important on Thanksgiving. Fortunately, it is possible to eat right and still enjoy yourself on Turkey Day!


Whether it’s your first time tackling a turkey or you’re just tired of your tried-and-true recipe, we can help. These crowd-pleasing dishes are easy to make and downright delicious.  Plan for 1 pound of Turkey per person.



This bare-bones recipe is a cinch to make. Turkey is naturally low in fat and high in protein; these health benefits really shine through without the distraction of any other added ingredients.

Ingredients: Turkey, salt, water (or stock), black pepper

To keep turkey breast moist. Do what my butcher said.  Works everytime.. Roast Turkey breat side down for the first 45 minutes at 450. then turn over and continue to cook as directed.  Also cook stuffing out side the bird.. I make stock from the gibblets to moisten my stuffing.   Want to know more contact me at

Calories: 295   The turkey is the lowest calorie part  of the meal.. So not much worries there. Happy Thanksgiving 3 pixMore recipes to come..

Many blessings of the season,


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