Holiday Favorites Made Healthy

You don't have to pass up your favorite holiday foods! We've slimmed down everything from mashed potatoes and gravy to turkey and green bean casserole. Our festive, diabetes-friendly holiday recipes prove that classic entrees and side dishes don't have to be loaded with fat, calories, and carbs to be enjoyable. Now that's something to be thankful for!

Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Nothing says the holidays like a steaming serving of green bean casserole. By relying on a slimmed-down white sauce, this creamy casserole keeps fat and sodium in check.

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Herb-Roasted Turkey and Vegetables

This herb-infused twist on traditional turkey is a flavorful and healthful alternative to a higher-calorie holiday classic.

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Three-Cheese Whipped Potatoes

Serve these sophisticated spuds instead of ordinary calorie-laden mashed potatoes. Loaded with ricotta, cottage, and Gorgonzola cheeses, no one else will know this decadent holiday side is diabetes friendly.

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Fennel Corn Bread Stuffing

Baking this yummy, lower-fat stuffing in a casserole instead of inside the bird keeps it from absorbing extra fat and calories from the turkey juices.

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Tangerine Cranberry Relish

The natural sweetness of tangerines means you need less sugar to balance the tartness of cranberries in this tasty twist on cranberry sauce. With only 37 calories per serving, this holiday side is something to be thankful for.

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Herbed Turkey Gravy

Roasting a turkey or chicken for the holidays? Set aside the drippings to make this homemade gravy instead of purchasing high-sodium gravy at the grocery store.

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Cranberry-Walnut Whole Wheat Rolls

Dried cranberries and crunchy walnuts add grand flavor to these cheery rolls, leaving no need to top them with high-calorie butter. Save time by prepping these yummy crowns up to 24 hours before the big holiday meal.

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Sweet Potato Casserole

A lot like sweet potato pie without the crust, this sweet potato-and-pecan medley makes a scrumptious finale to a delicious holiday meal.

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Cranberry Pork Loin Chops

Instead of baking a holiday ham, opt for lower-fat pork loin chops. Ladle tangy orange-and-cranberry sauce over the meat for an instant holiday favorite.

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Pumpkin-Maple Pie

This pumpkin pie tastes like Grandma's classic, but it's better for you. Our special lower-fat pastry is filled with a maple-flavored pumpkin mixture that's lower in calories and fat than old-fashioned recipes -- but it's every bit as good.

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Zucchini Bread Pudding

Using fat-free milk and egg product lowers the fat and calories in this festive side dish.

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Herbed-Lemon Turkey with Wild Mushroom

Dried cherries and sage tucked under the skin of the turkey breast give each serving of this holiday entree a hint of sweetness and fabulous herb flavor.

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Smoky Gouda-Sauced Broccoli

Instead of serving a high-calorie casserole with your holiday dinner spread, try this broccoli-infused side dish made with irresistible Gouda cheese.

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Herbed Corn Bread Dressing

Using oil instead of butter in your favorite corn bread recipe or mix helps reduce the calories. An herb mixture full of parsley, sage, and thyme makes this holiday stuffing anything but ordinary.

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Pesto Mashed Potatoes

A surefire holiday favorite, these mashed potatoes are lightened with reduced-fat cream cheese, fat-free milk, and a homemade, lower-fat pesto featuring basil and spinach.

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Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

To cut carbs, this holiday favorite features a trio of potato, turnip, and sweet potato slices instead of all potatoes.

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Can't-Be-Beat Cranberry Relish

Fresh fennel adds a captivating, licorice-like flavor and lots of crunch to this festive cranberry condiment.

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Herbed Roasted Vegetables

Toss sweet potatoes, carrots, red onion, and parsnip with a little oil and herbs for a simple and savory holiday side dish that isn't loaded with fat and extra calories.

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