9 Thanksgiving Food Swaps to Save Calories

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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

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