Light Thanksgiving Menu

You'd never guess that these delightful Thanksgiving recipes are low in fat and calories.


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Herb-Crusted Turkey
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Herb-Crusted Turkey

    A coating of seasoned bread crumbs adds a tasty touch to any Thanksgiving turkey.

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Tuscany Stuffed Chicken Breasts

    These elegant chicken breasts are stuffed with roasted pepper, sage, and cheese; a white wine-base sauce adds rich flavor.

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Roasted Corn and Pepper Soup

    Roasting intensifies the flavor of corn and lends a savory sweetness to this soup.

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Scalloped Corn

    This lighter version of an old-fashioned classic will be an instant hit at your holiday table.

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Two-Bite Veggie Wraps

    Parsley, carrots, and green onions add a pretty pop of color to these yummy wraps. Serve them as your first course.

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Cranberry-Pear Relish

    This relish gets its sophisticated flavor from the unexpected (but delicious) combination of pears, cranberries, onions, and rosemary.

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Three-Bean Salad

    This healthy three-bean salad gets a lighter coating of oil so that you can enjoy lots of flavor with fewer calories.

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Warm Sweet Potato and Spinach Salad

    This antioxidant-rich dish is a snap to make: Just toss the veggies in a large skillet, add dressing, and cook it all up together.

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Fennel Batter Rolls

    With savory onion, aromatic fennel, and pungent pepper, these fresh-from-the-oven rolls are great with winter stews. Add wheat germ to your dough for a heart-healthy boost.

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Sage Potato Rolls

    To make these decorative dinner rolls, brush each ball of dough with egg whites. Place a sage leaf on top and secure it with another light coating of egg whites.

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Caramelized Oranges

    A mixture of tea and caramelized sugar makes a delicious sauce for this low-fat dessert.

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Lemon-Rosemary Cake

    Fresh rosemary gives this tender cake unusual but delicious flavor. Its lemon glaze is a lighter, fresher-tasting alternative to frosting.

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Cinnamon-Pumpkin Custard

    Reduce calories and fat by omitting the pastry from traditional pumpkin pie. A glossy drizzle of caramelized sugar replaces traditional whipped cream topping.

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