The average Thanksgiving dinner has more than 2,000 calories. That’s the average amount of calories an American adult should eat in an entire day.
Here’s how to reduce the calories in your holiday meal without compromising taste:
1. Use fat-free chicken broth to baste the turkey and to make the gravy instead of the drippings.
2. Substitute plain, nonfat Greek yogurt in any dish that calls for sour cream, such as dips, mashed potatoes and other creamy dishes.
3. Try sugar substitutes such as Splenda or Truvia when preparing cranberries, pies and preserves.
4. Make a healthier stuffing by substituting half the white bread with whole wheat or whole grain bread. Add more onions, carrots and celery.
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