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.
Don’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)
Sour 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)
Made 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)
Made from whole berries, this sauce will be a new favorite of the lovers of tart foods at your table this year. (3 Guiding Stars)
Keeping 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)
Sweet clementines make a wonderful fresh, seasonal substitute for mandarin oranges in this delightful take on glazed carrots. (3 Guiding Stars)
Swap out a pie for this simple fruit recipe, which can be easily made with any of your favorite fruits. (1 Guiding Star)