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Nov 15, 2013
Recipes For Healthier Side Dishes For Thanksgiving
It's easy to watch the calories add up during the holiday season, so this year lighten up your meal with these recipes
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One Thanksgiving meal can add up to the same amount of calories you normally eat in a day. That's right: The average amount of calories in your heaping pile of turkey and all the fixings is 2,000 calories! That's a lot of calories and fat. But you can bring down the calorie count by making a few tweaks. Take mashed potatoes: add creaminess with extra milk without even breaking out the sour cream. And stuffing? Use whole wheat instead of white bread and then cook the stuffing up in muffins to add a fun twist to a usually ho-hum casserole. Another easy way to cut down on calories is to increase the amount of vegetable dishes you include in your holiday spread. Honey-roasted vegetables, anyone?