Thanksgiving Dinner Can Be Healthy: Here Are Great Recipes to Try Out!

Thanksgiving is almost here. If you are looking for interesting recipest that look great, taste great and (ring the bell here) healthier than what typically is on the table, you have come to the right place! ! From eatbetteramerica. , here are a selection of recipes that I think rate some time in your kitchen as well as mine– regardless of the time of year.
A recipe makeover of a favorite classic cuts the fat yet keeps the flavor
Prep Time:15 min Start to Finish:55 min makes:8 servings

Sweet Potatoes

1 can (40 oz) sweet potatoes in syrup, drained
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup fat-free egg product
1/4 cup fat-free (skim) milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Topping
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon no-trans-fat 68% vegetable oil spread, melted
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 1 1/2-quart casserole with cooking spray.
2. In large bowl, mash sweet potatoes. Stir in granulated sugar, salt, egg product, milk and vanilla; spoon into casserole.
3. In small bowl, mix all topping ingredients except pecans until well blended. Stir in pecans. Sprinkle over sweet potato mixture.
4. Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Nutritional Information
1 Serving: Calories 250 (Calories from Fat 45); Total Fat 5g (Saturated Fat 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 220mg; Total Carbohydrate 47g (Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugars 37g); Protein 3g % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 210%; Vitamin C 10%; Calcium 4%; Iron 10% Exchanges: 1 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 3 MyPyramid Servings: 1/2 c Vegetables
*% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


Roasted Almond-Cranberry-Pear Crisp
This killer dessert will have people clamouring for more and raving about your culinary skills. It’s so simple– but we will let you take all the kudos!!
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Crunchy granola bars are the secret to a sweet and crunchy topping for homemade fruit crisp. Keep all the ingredients in your pantry and you can whip this baby up in nothing flat!
Prep Time:25 min Start to Finish:1 hr 30 min makes:8 servings
5 cups sliced peeled pears (5 to 6 pears)
2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
4 Nature Valley® roasted almond crunchy granola bars (2 pouches from 8.9-oz box), finely crushed
1/2 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons no-trans-fat 68% vegetable oil spread stick, melted
Low-fat vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, if desired
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix pears, cranberries, granulated sugar and 3 tablespoons flour. Spoon evenly into baking dish.
2. In medium bowl, mix crushed granola bars, 1/2 cup flour, the brown sugar and butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over pear mixture.
3. Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until top is golden brown and fruit is tender (mixture will be bubbly). Cool slightly. Serve warm or cool with whipped cream or ice cream.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.
Nutritional Information
1 Serving: Calories 320 (Calories from Fat 50); Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 85mg; Total Carbohydrate 64g (Dietary Fiber 5g, Sugars 44g); Protein 2g % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 2%; Iron 6% Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 4 MyPyramid Servings: 1 tsp Fats & Oils, 1/4 c Fruits, 1 oz-equivalents Grains
*% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Stevie Wilson


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