5 Ways to Make Beloved Thanksgiving Dishes Much Healthier

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Thanksgiving and an amazing family dinner go hand in hand, but some of the dishes that this holiday can’t go without aren’t extremely healthy. Luckily, you can put a twist on them with these five quick fixes that will make them a little better.

Turkey Stuffing

To upgrade your turkey stuffing and make it more nutritious, cut down on meat-based add-ins, such as sausage and bacon, and opt for plant-based ingredients instead.

Cranberry Sauce

Canned cranberry sauce is often loaded with calories and high in sugar, but you can avoid this issue by carefully checking the labels or making a homemade version.

Apple Pie

Speaking of homemade alternatives that can upgrade your Thanksgiving dishes, you can take your apple pie to the next level by ditching canned apple pie filling and making your own.

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are one of the most popular Thanksgiving side dishes, and you can make them healthier in a few short steps. Replacing some of the potatoes with other veggies, such as cauliflower, is a good place to start and you should always consider skipping gravy.

Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is one of the timeless Thanksgiving staples, and one of the easiest ways to make it healthier is to cut down on cheese whenever possible.