Thanksgiving Survival Guide: Healthier Swaps

You don't have to make healthier swaps this Thanksgiving, but if you WANT to here are some of my favorites for every day & holidays!!


Instead of a charcuterie or cheese plate serve fresh sliced veggies with hummus or fruit with a low-fat greek yogurt dip (mix 1 cup nonfat greek yogurt with 2-4 tbps peanut butter, and 1/2 - 1 tbsp cinnamon plus honey or maple syrup to taste if desired).

Swap in 1/3 to 1/2 mashed cauliflower for the potatoes in your mashed potatoes

Skip the top crust on your apple pie

Use 1/2 coconut sugar, 1/2 brown sugar in baking recipes

Swap in 1/4 to 1/2 of all-purpose flour for whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour

Serve roasted brussel sprouts or roasted green beans in place of green bean casserole

Skip the rolls and serve a fall-inspired salad (add pomegranates, persimmons or apples and roasted pecans) instead

Make Mini Pies in muffin tins, they're super cute and portion-controlled!

For cookies & other sweets: make half a recipe or freeze the extras!

Do you have any swaps or tips to share? Drop them in the comments!



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