Natural Standard wishes all a happy Thanksgiving with several healthy recipes as alternatives to traditionally high calorie dishes.
Herb-rubbed turkey au jus: This low sodium, heart healthy turkey recipe uses honey and apple juice to make a delicious au jus, a healthy alternative to traditional gravy.
Wild rice stuffing: Unlike traditional stuffing, this heart healthy recipe is low in fat, calories and cholesterol. The easy preparation features apples, cranberries, almonds and mushrooms, and may be stuffed in a turkey or served as a side.
Mashed cauliflower: This mashed cauliflower recipe is a delicious and healthy alternative traditionally high calorie, high carb mashed potatoes.
Orange scented green beans with toasted almonds: Try this low calorie alternative to traditionally high fat green bean casserole. This easy recipe features just a few basic ingredients, and can be cooked in 15 minutes, start to finish.
Turkey gravy: Sage and thyme give this gravy recipe flavor without adding sodium, and skim milk keeps the fat content low.
Apple crisp: Rather than a traditionally high fat apple pie, try this low calorie, low cholesterol crisp. This easy recipe takes only 15 minutes to prepare.
For more healthy Thanksgiving recipes, please visit Natural Standard's Recipe Database.