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21 Ways to Slim Down Your Thanksgiving Feast

Comfort Foods Without All the Calories


11/23/2010 3:04:58 PM

Thank you for posting this! Its great to be able to see what my fav dishes truly add up to. My strategy to survive this Thanksgiving without gaining 5+ pounds is to workout, workout, workout as much as possible this week and only eat those things that I really dont get to often.. aka skipping rolls come one we all know what those taste like! Stuffing eghh maybe a little but its not really worth it to me LOL Good luck all!
11/25/2009 4:26:58 PM

Heh. Man, I'm SO glad I'm a vegan. It's like an added boost for not having the crazy calorie counts. Since I make my stuffing with no added fat at all (just veggie broth and spices), use a vegan packaged gravy that has no fat and is only 20 calories a half cup(!) and have never added any fat or oil/milk/etc. to my spuds I feel more okay eating a decent slice of vegan pumpkin pie with soy whip. And having a pretty decadent puff pastry wrapped Field Roast entree. Mmm. :)

It really is insane how many calories just some dairy/eggs can add. o.O

Potatoes really are just as tasty without adding anything. I just mash mine, add roasted garlic or garlic granules, chopped parsley and some sea salt. They are creamy and no one ever misses the cream/butter/whatnot. Use a good potato like Yukon Golds or Baby Reds. I think Russets are a lovely baked potato but only so so for mashed spuds.

I intend to watch my portions and have a little bit of everything.
Happy holidays!
11/25/2009 12:41:12 PM

Instead of stuffing, we're making a Cajun eggplant dish, stuffed with breadcrumbs and crabmeat. Less bread, more veggies, and totally delicious!
11/25/2009 12:31:07 PM

KPD6251's SparkPage
I have been part of this site for a week and have lost 5.2 pounds with the meal plan and two days of working out. I was dreading tomorrow because I was unsure of what I should eat and how much. This article saved me from Google and was right here conveniently at my fingertips THANK YOU
11/26/2008 1:31:08 PM

VSINGLE72's SparkPage
This article was very helpful...I love the turkey basting idea(s) because I usually baste my bird in butter to keep it juicy. I will definitely try one of these alternatives.
11/26/2008 11:17:54 AM

it was a great article...I like what they about gravy what to to cut out fat
11/26/2008 7:28:46 AM

I thought this article was very informative, and it's great that the links are right there and you can click back and forth to the recipes and back to the article.
11/25/2008 10:22:58 PM

CAROLJ35's SparkPage
Very informative article, one I will save. Wish I were doing all the cooking this year, but I will cut down on the two dishes I am taking to dinner.
11/25/2008 9:48:20 PM

JIBBIE49's SparkPage
440 calories for 1/2 cup sugar? WOW, what an eye-opener!
Thanks for this article. Happy Thanksgiving.

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