Healthy Alternatives to Thanksgiving recipes

With Thanksgiving around the corner, most of us will be induling in a day of utter indulgence and mindless eating.  Here are some ideas from askdrsears.com on healthy alternatives to use for your recipes. 

 

Instead of… Try…
Instead of… 

sour cream, try… low fat plain yogurt (great in dips, you can’t even tell!).
Instead of… gravy and butter, try… cranberry sauce.
Instead of… butter on bread, try… olive oil and balsamic vinegar. 
Instead of… 1 cup of sugar in recipes, try… reducing sugar by 1/3 to 1/2 and increase the cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and other sweet spices.
Instead of… creamy pie, try… fruit pies or a low fat pudding, angel fruitcake with fruit topping, or a good old fashion fruit salad.
Instead of… butter, try… skim milk and low fat yogurt.
Instead of… drippings from the pan, try… low fat broth.
Instead of… croutons, try… sunflower seeds or raw nuts.
Instead of… meat and giblets in the stuffing, try… cutting the amount by half and substituting fruit such as cranberries, raisins, etc.
Instead of… chocolate, try… 3 tbsp of cocoa for each ounce of chocolate.
Instead of… peanut butter, try… almond butter. 

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