Recipe Sunday: Thanksgiving Healthy Remix To The Staples

Thanksgiving is this Thursday!!!! I’m excited are you?  Can’t wait to enjoy some good food and family fellowship.  During this time we can still make healthy choices when preparing the traditional Thanksgiving staples. Try some of the following recipes this year.

Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 medium sweet onion, (half diced, half thinly sliced), divided
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons dry sherry, (see Ingredient Note)
  • 1 pound frozen French-cut green beans, (about 4 cups)
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk powder, (see Ingredient Note)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Three-Cheese Macaroni

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 12-ounce can evaporated whole milk
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/3 cups grated muenster cheese (4 ounces), plus 4 deli-thin slices (1 ounce)
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (1 ounce)
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, cut into small florets (4 cups)
  • 4 cups medium pasta shells (9 ounces)

Cranberry, Cherry & Walnut Marmalade

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup port, or other sweet red wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1 12-ounce package fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted (see Tip)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest

Sweet Potato Pie


  • 2 (1-1/2 lbs) sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp light butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp ground pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust

Classic Pumpkin Pie

  • Filling:
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated low-fat milk
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 (15-ounce) can unsweetened pumpkin
  • Crust:
  • 1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated pie dough (such as Pillsbury)
  • Cooking spray
  • Topping:
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon amaretto (almond-flavored liqueur)
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar

Revisit Nkoyo’s post Healthy Recipe Substitutions for creative ways to remix your meals this year.

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