Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

Delicious And Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner Options

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and with family and friends planning to make an appearance, it is best to get ready and be prepared to say no to the unhealthy food.  Most of the time, between the homemade rolls, the extra desserts, and unnecessary carbs, people tend to gain a bit of unwanted weight over this popular holiday. But, that is not something that has to be done and as a matter of fact should not be an excuse for unwanted weight gain. You can still enjoy delicious food all while maintaining your new healthy lifestyle. Just stick to a healthy Thanksgiving dinner this year.

A Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner Will Maintain Your Healthy Lifestyle

If you are taking any of our weight loss supplements like Green Coffee Bean Extract or Raspberry Ketones, it is important to try and stick to a whole foods diet and avoid the sugars and starches as much as possible. Although a complete diet change isn’t necessary, for best results, avoiding the fatty foods is required. This may seem tough but a healthy Thanksgiving dinner is more appetizing than it actually sounds. If you do stray from your healthy lifestyle and start to feel bloated or full and gassy, consider a colon cleanse for healthy living.

 Take a Look At These Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

Glazed Turkey With Fruit Stuffing 

1-5 pound whole, bone-in turkey breast (thawed)

Rub:
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil

Stuffing:
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 apple, peeled and thinly sliced
1 pear, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 cup dried cranberries (or raisins)

Glaze:
2 cups apple juice (divided)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon brown mustard
1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions 

1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Place the turkey breast, skin side up, on a rack in a roasting pan.

2. In a small bowl, combine the herbs and the olive oil to make a paste.  Loosen the skin from the meat gently with your fingers — making two deep pockets between the skin and meat. Smear half of the paste directly on the meat. Spread the remaining paste evenly over the top of the skin.

3. In another small bowl, mix together the sliced onions and fruit. Stuff each pocket with the mixture.

4. Pour 1 cup of apple juice into the bottom of the roasting pan. Roast the turkey breast for 1 3/4 to 2 hours, until the skin is golden brown and an instant-read thermometer registers 165 F when inserted into the thickest and meatiest areas of the breast. If the skin is over-browning, cover the breast loosely with aluminum foil.

5. In the meantime, combine the remaining cup of apple juice, brown sugar, mustard and olive oil in a sauce pan. Heat to boiling, reduce the heat and simmer until it becomes thickened and reduced in volume to about 3/4 cup. Use this to baste the turkey during the last 30 minutes of cooking.

6. When the turkey is done, cover with foil and allow it to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes. Carve, serve and spoon any remaining glaze over the turkey.

 

Crustless Pumpkin Pie 

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/4 cups evaporated milk
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Beat eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger in a bowl until blended. Stir in milk and pumpkin until mixture is smooth; transfer to a 9-inch glass pie dish. Sprinkle with pecans.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking until set, 30 to 40 minutes more. Cool for at least 1 hour before slicing and serving.

 

Now doesn’t that sound like a delicious holiday meal sure to impress and keep the calories and unwanted carbs to a minimum? What are some of your favorite alternatives for a healthy Thanksgiving dinner? Consider some of these healthy food choices for fall.

 

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