Tuesday, November 22, 2011

This Thanksgiving Lighten Up Without Giving Up

I came across a great article by Rocco DiSpirito about a  better way to prepare Thanksgiving Dinner that preserves flavor while slashing the calories.  It's an excellent lesson in food preparation that goes way past the Holiday Season.  Eating lower calorie food doesn't mean giving up what you like, it just means you need to be smarter about how you cook.  There are all kinds of alternative ways to prepare the foods you like that still deliver great flavor and satisfaction, but with less calories and fat.

Here is an excerpt:

To scale things down, I've used turkey breast, whole-wheat bread for the stuffing, a cranberry sauce made with agave nectar rather than sugar, and a delicious low-fat gravy. This recipe will satisfy anyone in your family for just 303 calories and 6 grams of fat. A comparable regular dinner would weigh in at 1,450 calories and 58 grams of fat.

His full article contains complete recipe and cooking instructions.  It's not too late to work these lower calorie approaches into your upcoming meal preparations.

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