Healthier Thanksgiving Dishes

Healthier Thanksgiving Dishes

The holiday season is upon us, and for many, it’s a time for gathering around the table with family, friends and good food. We’re sharing some healthier Thanksgiving recipes that will allow you to enjoy the traditional dishes with a healthy twist. Read on to get inspired!


Simple Butternut Squash Soup  

Start Thanksgiving off with a warm cup of soup. This recipe is only 6 ingredients and takes less than 1 hour to make.

  • Kyle Schneider, FAST Ahwatukee


Sweet Potato Mash

Mashed potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple for many. The knock on mashed potatoes is they are starchy, high GI, easy to over eat and have lots of unhealthy add-ons. Replace mashed potatoes with this healthier alternative, Garlic Sweet Potato Mash. I personally love sweet potatoes and the garlic will be enough to liven it up rather than adding unhealthy toppings.

  • Greg Stein, FAST North Scottsdale


Green Bean Casserole

My favorite Thanksgiving dish idea is this Green Bean Casserole recipe. With a total of 188 calories, 7 grams of fat, and 8 grams of protein, this Green bean Casserole will have you feeling less guilty about having seconds. If you wanted even a little more crunch to the dish, add some crushed almonds to the mix.

  • Brandon Wood, FAST Litchfield Park


Paleo Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving staple, so if you’re looking for a new recipe to try this year, we recommend this one.

  • Kyle Decker, FAST Arrowhead


And don’t forget about the leftovers! If you’ve got plenty of turkey left, try this Turkey Tortilla Soup! We’re wishing you a healthy and happy Thanksgiving break.

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