Top Thanksgiving Recipes, Time-Saving Tips with Healthy Thanksgving Menu

Top Thanksgiving Recipes - Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline Topping healthy Thanksgiving recipes

Top Thanksgiving Recipes with Easy Healthy Recipes!

When it comes to the top Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu, tradition rules. With me, you also get healthy Thanksgiving recipes!  I am sharing a few of our traditional favorite recipes and yes, they are trim & terrific!  However, my healthy easy recipes include all your favorites. Cooking trim&TERRIFIC doesn’t mean you have to change what you eat but just how you prepare it. I couldn’t wait to share my healthy Thanksgiving recipes with you on my healthy food blog. So, here’s my Top Thanksgiving recipes we make every year.

Time-Saving Thanksgiving Tips

1. Make Thanksgiving menu and divide grocery list into shop ahead and fresh ingredients.
2. Purchase non-perishable and frozen items ahead of time.
3. Make ahead and freeze casseroles, dressings and desserts and cross off your list.
4. Cut, chop and wash ingredients earlier in the week.
5. Cook what you want and buy the rest. Order turkey. Garnish with fresh parsley and crab apples for personal touch.
6. Buy premade cornbread for cornbread dressing.
7. Use your stovetop for sides and it will save oven space.
8. Serve buffet style for meal and dessert.
9. Take out serving pieces ahead of time and label. Also, set table ahead of time.
10. For dessert, purchase theme napkins and plate for quick clean up.
11. Easy centerpiece: bowl of fruit or fill vase with cranberries to hold flowers.
12. Cook my easy Thanksgiving recipes from dressing to pecan pie so you won’t feel too full! 

Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline Topping from KITCHEN 101 Cookbook

Volunteer to bring this simple and fabulous sweet potato dish for your next Thanksgiving meal but don’t save it for only the holidays.  The recipes is so good you will want to eat all year round! Can you believe this yummy sweet potato recipe is one of my healthy Thanksgiving recipes.

Makes 12 (1/2-cup) servings

3 cups cooked mashed peeled sweet potatoes, about 3-4 sweet potatoesthanksgiving recipes
2/3 cup of 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
2 egg whites
1/4 cup orange juice
Praline Topping (recipe follows)

1. Preheat oven 350°F.  Coat 2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In bowl, cream together all ingredients except the topping with potato masher or mixer until blended. Transfer to prepared dish and sprinkle with Praline Topping (see recipe).
3. Bake 40-45 minutes or until thoroughly heated and topping is brown and crumbly.

Praline Topping

2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

1. In bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Stir in butter, vanilla, and pecans until crumbly.

Nutritional info per serving: Calories 274, Calories from Fat 34%, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 12mg, Sodium 87mg, Carbohydrates 42g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Total Sugars 28g, Protein 4g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 other carbohydrate, 2 fat

My Favorite Top Thanksgiving Recipes That Are Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes!

Stuffed Artichoke Casserole from KITCHEN 101

Yam Cornbread Stuffing from Gulf Coast Favorites

Pecan Pie with Honey Crunch Topping and Chocolate Pecan Pie from Gulf Coast Favorites

Wild Rice and Peppers from Eating Well to Fight Arthritis

Cranberry Yam Bread from Eating Well Through Cancer

Pull Apart Bread from KITCHEN 101

And what to do with all of those Thanksgiving Turkey leftovers?! Turkey/Chicken Apricot Rice Salad is a refreshing change up of flavors to that leftover turkey and wild rice

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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2 thoughts on “Top Thanksgiving Recipes, Time-Saving Tips with Healthy Thanksgving Menu

  1. I would say my arthritis probably has the most low salt low carb recipes. In KITCHEN 101 and my arthritis cookbook, I highlight diabetic recipes which is really just the healthiest way to eat. If the recipe meets with the diabetic guidelines, it will be low salt and low carb. KITCHEN 101 has lots of diabetic recipes also. REmember, all books have nutritional information and will be better for you! I am going to have special for Black Friday so make sure you are signed up for my newsletters so you will get it! Happy Thanksgiving, Holly

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