All the Trimmings

You don’t have to give up on a nutrition in order to enjoy all of your holiday favorites. We’ve reworked all the classics to earn Guiding Stars. Have a favorite we missed? Let us know in the comments! You can improve the nutrition of any dish by lowering the salt, sugar and saturated fats and using more fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

Old Fashioned Fruit Crumble

Herb Roasted Turkey

3 Guiding StarsDon’t fill your bird with stale bread this year–aim for a more tender, flavorful turkey by using bunches of herbs and citrus to infuse the turkey while it cooks. (3 Guiding Stars)

Green Bean Casserole with Caramelized Onions

1 Guiding StarSour cream and caramelized onions take the place of the canned onions and salty soups to create a green bean dish that’s wonderful and lighter than the classic version. (1 Guiding Star)

Apple, Onion and Cranberry Stuffing

1 Guiding StarMade with half whole-grain bread and no butter, this stuffing is a great source of nutrition that relies on apple and cranberries to give it wonderful flavor and moistness. (1 Guiding Star)

Cranberry Orange Sauce

3 Guiding StarsMade from whole berries, this sauce will be a new favorite of the lovers of tart foods at your table this year. (3 Guiding Stars)

Vermont Cheddar Mashed Yukon Golds

1 Guiding StarKeeping the skins in your mashed potatoes is an easy way to keep the nutrition high. A light amount of cheddar on top brings flavor where it does the most. (1 Guiding Star)

Orange-Roasted Carrots

3 Guiding StarsSweet clementines make a wonderful fresh, seasonal substitute for mandarin oranges in this delightful take on glazed carrots. (3 Guiding Stars)

Old-Fashioned Fruit Crumble

1 Guiding StarSwap out a pie for this simple fruit recipe, which can be easily made with any of your favorite fruits. (1 Guiding Star)

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Elizabeth Scala
7 years ago

I did try the apple, onion, and cranberry stuffing last week. I got
compliments, but I wondered why the cranberries were such a shock
to my taste. I actually picked them out and enjoyed the rest of the
stuffing. I used fresh, like you said to, but wonder if I could
have done something differently. Thanks for the recipes though!!