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Healthy holiday recipes: Thanksgiving edition

This Turkey Day, avoid having to loosen those drawstrings on your scrub pants. These healthy and innovative takes on your Thanksgiving favorites will please family, friends and coworkers. Working this Thanksgiving? Use these recipes as a template for your at work holiday feast.

A Is For Appetizer

Antipasto Skewers: For a protein snack that’s flavor-packed and easy to grab on a quick run to the break room, try these antipasto skewers. Layer fresh basil, mozzarella, salami, tortellini and olives. And add anything you’d like — artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, marinated mushrooms — you really can’t go wrong. Drizzle with a little balsamic before serving.

Antipasto Skewers

Turkey Tutorial

How To Roast A Turkey: Turkey is the headliner, which works perfectly because it’s a delicious lean protein. Aimee over at Simple Bites shares her expertise for the perfect roasting technique.

Shining Sides

Cranberry Sauce: Cranberry sauce, the essential accompaniment to Thanksgiving dinner. But even though cranberries are rich in antioxidants, they can be bitter, and most sauces incorporate hefty amounts of sugar. Not this Ginger Cranberry Sauce. A delightful change up from the canned variety. Great with turkey, or as a spread on toast for a light next day breakfast.

Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Vegetarian Stuffing: Nuts, fruit, and flavorful veggies make this stuffing a nutritious alternative to traditional bread stuffing.

Sweet Potato Casserole: Sweet potatoes and pecans … a delectable duo … these guys were made for each other. If you want to cut the butter a bit, add a little extra cinnamon and a pinch or two of salt. No one will even notice.

Slow Cooker Cauliflower Pea Risotto: What working nurse has time to make risotto? One with a crockpot. This Slow Cooker Cauliflower Pea Risotto looks creamy and hearty.

Slow Cooker Cauliflower Pea Risotto

Darling Dessert

Sweet Potato Cupcakes: For a fun spin on traditional sweet potato pie, try these Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting.


Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

Your turn!

What are some of your go-to holiday favorites?


By | 2020-04-15T16:34:49-04:00 November 26th, 2013|Categories: Archived|0 Comments

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