Here's something to be thankful for -- holiday-tastic Turkey Day recipes from us... Weeeeeee!
Kickin' Cranberry Sauce
PER SERVING (1/3 cup): 63 calories, 1g fat, 20mg sodium, 13g carbs, 2g fiber, 8.5g sugars, 1g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*
Dab or pile this stuff on top of your turkey. Or just eat it plain! (There's so much good fruit in here, we wouldnt blame you.) P.S. For quick day-of assembly, start this off the day before...
Ingredients: One 12-oz. bag whole cranberries One 11-oz. can mandarin orange segments in their own juice 1 cup peeled and finely chopped apples 1 envelope (1/4 oz.) dry unflavored gelatin 2/3 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (granulated) 1/4 cup Wonderful Almond Accents in Original Oven Roasted 1/4 cup granulated white sugar 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
Directions: In a medium pot, combine cranberries, Splenda, and sugar with 1 3/4 cups water. Set stove to medium heat, cover pot, and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and continue to cook for 10 minutes, uncovering to stir occasionally. Meanwhile, in a small dish, combine gelatin with 1/4 cup cold water, stir well and set aside.
Turn off heat and stir in gelatin mixture, stirring until dissolved and thoroughly combined. Stir in cinnamon and apples and mix well. Transfer mixture to a bowl, and refrigerate for at least 5 hours (overnight is best).
Once chilled and set, remove mixture from the fridge and give it a good stir. Drain juice from the can of orange segments. Roughly chop orange segments and drain any excess liquid from them. Slightly crush almonds so that they break into smaller pieces. Add chopped orange segments and almond pieces to the cranberry sauce, and mix thoroughly. Serve with lean turkey, pork, or chicken, or anything else you like cranberries with!
MAKES 12 SERVINGS
PER SERVING (1 cup): 89 calories, 1.5g fat, 275mg sodium, 17g carbs, 4g fiber, 4g sugars, 5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*
We loooove this swap, especially since we can't resist the usual carb-laden, high-cal version. Most of the credit goes to using low-calorie bread. (We heart Sara Lee's Delightful bread BIGTIME.) "Save the day" indeed!
HG Tip! Zazzle up your stuffing by adding any of the following to it before baking: an ounce of raisins, 1 medium-sized pear (chopped), 2 tablespoons of sliced almonds, an ounce of sweetened dried cranberries, or 1 medium-sized Granny Smith apple (chopped). Each one adds less than 20 calories to each serving!
Ingredients: 6 slices light bread (40 - 45 calories each with around 2g fiber per slice) 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped mushrooms 1 cup fat-free chicken or vegetable broth, room temperature 1/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original) 1 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown) 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme, to taste
Directions: For best results, leave bread uncovered at room temperature for a night or two, until slightly stale. Otherwise, begin by lightly toasting bread.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cut bread into 1/2-inch cubes. Spray a medium baking dish with nonstick spray, and place bread cubes evenly along the bottom of the dish.
In a medium pot, combine broth, celery, and onion. Cook for 8 minutes over medium heat.
Remove pot from heat, and add mushrooms and garlic. Season mixture to taste with salt, pepper, rosemary and thyme. Let cool for several minutes.
Add egg substitute and butter to veggie/broth mixture and stir. Pour mixture into the baking pan, evenly covering bread cubes. Mix gently with a fork. Bread cubes should be moist, but not saturated (if necessary, add 1 - 2 tbsp. water, and then mix again).
Cover with foil, and cook dish in the oven for 20 minutes.
Remove foil, and fluff and rearrange stuffing. Return dish to oven (uncovered), and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
MAKES 5 SERVINGS
Best of HG... Thanksgiving!
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CHEW ON THIS: Today, November 13th, is National Indian Pudding Day. It's also exactly 2 weeks until Thanksgiving, so start planning your menu (or your contribution to the menu) NOW with our best Thanksgiving recipes!
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