Give Thanks for Health and Flavor

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, now is the perfect time to enjoy some healthier variations on your favorite holiday recipes. We’ve updated the classics to give you a wide range of wonderful options that, because of the way they’re made, are not only more healthful, but also more delicious than the recipes you may have grown up with.

Creamed Onions

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)

Creamed Onions

1 Guiding StarA homemade cream sauce made with beef broth or stock poured over onions that have been lightly roasted will outshine every other creamed onion recipe you’ve ever tried.(1 Guiding Star)

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)