9 Thanksgiving Food Swaps to Save Calories

Holley Grainger, MS, RD
by Holley Grainger, MS, RD
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9 Thanksgiving Food Swaps to Save Calories

Get satisfied, not stuffed, this Thanksgiving by lightening up your classic holiday fare. These simple swaps still boast the traditional flavors you love while significantly cutting the calories, sugar and/or fat. Your ultimate Thanksgiving meal just became much more scrumptious.

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Want to make one of the swaps above? Check out the recipes below!

Low-Sodium Gravy Mix
Fresh Cranberry Relish
Lightened Mashed Potatoes (substitute with 2% milk, nonfat plain Greek yogurt and 3 tablespoons butter)
Lightened Cornbread Stuffing (substitute with fat free buttermilk and reduced-sodium chicken broth; cut butter and sugar amounts in half)
Pumpkin Pie

About the Author

Holley Grainger, MS, RD
Holley Grainger, MS, RD

Holley is a registered dietitian, mom, and nationally recognized lifestyle and culinary nutrition expert. She shares simple, healthy meals and practical nutrition advice through social media, national and local broadcast media outlets and her blog,  Holley Grainger NutritionHolley lives in Alabama, with her husband and two young daughters. She believes that a power nap, workout, dark chocolate, and red wine can help make any day brighter! You can reach her on FacebookInstagram and YouTube

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