Did you know that an average Thanksgiving dinner consists of 3,000 calories! That is more calories than you need in one day. I found a very interesting article that shows some simple alterations to the dinner that can really make a difference.
In this article, they mention alternatives to the green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and much more.
The question I am interested in though is…
Is it worth cutting out calories for a special meal that only happens once a year?? What do you think….
I personally do not think it is worth changing the recipe if the food tastes different from the changes. Healthy food is not bad in anyway, but changing the whole basis of Thanksgiving in order to save a few calories is just not worth it.