Thanksgiving Day is celebrated to remember and thank God for the blessings in life. Nowadays, diet-friendly recipes are a hot favorite. Here are some of the diet-friendly Thanksgiving recipes.
Diet Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes
Thanksgiving or the 'harvest festival' is a time to express gratitude to the Almighty for all the blessings in life. On this special day, people organize reunions and get-togethers to celebrate the occasion of Thanksgiving. Even the houses are decorated exquisitely to represent the 'harvest theme' of Thanksgiving. Traditionally, a grand feast is prepared using the best produce or harvests of the season and is shared among friends and families. Some of the dishes in the Thanksgiving feast include cranberry relish, apple sides, green beans, corn, pumpkin pies, mashed potato, and turkey. Most Thanksgiving feasts are rich in fats and people who are diet-conscious, tend to avoid foods like that even if they taste delicious! A number of diet-friendly Thanksgiving recipes are available, that are not only healthy but flavorsome as well. Incorporate these diet- friendly recipes in your feasts and make your Thanksgiving foods healthier. Read on for some mouth-watering, diet-friendly Thanksgiving recipes.
Hearty Greens With Garlic
- Spinach -1 pound
- Autumn heart greens - 1 ½ Pounds
- Garlic cloves- 8
- Extra virgin olive oil - 3 Tbsp.
- Red pepper flakes- 1/2 Tsp.
- Salt to taste
- Wash the apples and cranberries.
- Peel the apples and cut them in to small chunks. Make sure you remove all the stems and seeds.
- Take a pot and add 1 ½ cups of water. Now, bring the water to boil. You can also use apple juice concentrate for better taste as an alternative to water.
- Add the cranberries into the pot and let them cook for 10 minutes. Stir the cranberries, every few minutes.
- When the berries begin to pop and release color, add the peeled apple chunks into the pot. On a medium-high flame, cook the mixture for 10 to 15 minutes until the apples become soft.
- Turn off the flame and add sugar to the mix if you think the sauce is not sweet enough. Avoid over-sweetening.
- Once the sauce has cooled down, refrigerate it immediately and serve cold.
- Water - ¾ Cup
- Pumpkin Puree - 8 Oz.
- Unsalted vegetable broth - 1 Cup
- Fat free milk - 1 Cup
- Green onion - 1
- Ground nutmeg - ¼Tsp.
- Ground cinnamon - ½Tsp.
- Ground black pepper - 1/8Tsp.
- Cilantro for garnishing (optional)
- Take large saucepan and heat ¼ cup of water on a medium flame.
- Add the chopped onion and let it cook until tender for approximately 3 minutes.
- Pour the remaining water, the vegetable broth and pumpkin puree to the caramelized onions. Add the nutmeg and cinnamon and let the mixture boil for 5 minutes at on a low-medium flame.
- Add the fat free milk and stir. Make sure that the milk is not hot.
- Garnish with black pepper, cilantro and serve.
Here are some of Thanksgiving recipes that are diet-friendly. People are now getting more conscious and often include healthy and diet-friendly recipes as a part of their meals. Think healthy by cooking diet-friendly recipes for Thanksgiving this year and make this celebration unique. Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving feast using these recipes.