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icandoiticandoit Member Posts: 4,163 Member Member Posts: 4,163 Member
I am doing some of the cooking. Looking for some great ideas to cut back calories and fat and all the other stuff that needs to be limited. I am thinking in place of sweet potatoes with marshmellow-doing sweet potato fries in the oven with garic, parma cheese and rosemary. Salad I am just changing to a fat free without telling anybody. Any other ideas of changing a traditional Thanksgiving to a little less guilty???

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  • icandoiticandoit Member Posts: 4,163 Member Member Posts: 4,163 Member
    I am doing some of the cooking. Looking for some great ideas to cut back calories and fat and all the other stuff that needs to be limited. I am thinking in place of sweet potatoes with marshmellow-doing sweet potato fries in the oven with garic, parma cheese and rosemary. Salad I am just changing to a fat free without telling anybody. Any other ideas of changing a traditional Thanksgiving to a little less guilty???
  • memeburkememeburke Member Posts: 65 Member Posts: 65
    Hi icandoit,
    I'm cooking,
    Try butternut squash with nutmeg and a little brown sugar. Also you could use fat free bread for stuffing or low carb bread.
    Rachael Ray had an appititizer she made with a cantelope.She cut it in half and scooped it out and filled it with jello,let it set overnight ,then cut into wedges. I guess you can use any kind of jello you want.
    I think I might try the nutmeg and a little brown sugar with the sweet potato.: Good Luck, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Shirley :
  • Healthier_MeHealthier_Me Member Posts: 5,600 Member Member Posts: 5,600 Member
    My mom is in charge of cooking this year but I'll help ofccourse.
    I'm in charge of the dessert.:wink:
  • tdroselertdroseler Member Posts: 165 Member Posts: 165
    check out the recipe section here...people have added some really great ideas.
  • traumarntraumarn Member Posts: 44 Member Member Posts: 44 Member
    i am doing the cooking and looking foward to it.
  • Eve23Eve23 Member Posts: 2,379 Member Member Posts: 2,379 Member
    We are having a early get together this weekend because our family is scattered and it gives everyone a chance to see each other before the weather gets bad. Then for thanksgiving we can make plans to do other things.

    So for the real thanksgiving my family makes a much smaller version. We only cook the things we love. This does not mean just deserts lol although my kids would like that. But foods we don't cook any other time of year or things we really enjoy. So each person can request 1 or 2 items and then we don't have to large of a meal.

    Just an idea.

    Eve
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