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A Healthy, Tasty Thanksgiving Menu

Give your holiday feast a nutritious spin without sacrificing flavor or tradition

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Roast Turkey - Make this Your Healthiest Thanksgiving Yet

Have a guilt-free holiday with these tasty recipes. — Getty Images

Poached Apples with Ginger by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner

If you don't have the time or oven space to make another pie, this apple and ginger dessert is the perfect option. It's super simple, can be made in advance, and is delicious hot or cold. You can top it off with vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt.

Per serving: 131 calories, 0g fat, 34g carbohydrates, 1g protein, 5g fiber

Roast Turkey in the Bag by Anne Byrn

There are endless options when it comes to cooking your turkey, but we chose this recipe, which includes simple herbs and spices, because it will ensure a moist bird.

Per serving: 553 calories, 9g fat, 0g carbohydrates, 68g protein, 0g fiber

Baked Butternut Squash by Michele Urvater

This rich, hearty winter vegetable is the perfect partner for turkey. While the recipe suggests cutting the squash into fourths and serving, you can cut it into smaller pieces to make a more manageable dish.

Per serving: 128 calories, 0g fat, 33g carbohydrates, 3g protein, 6g fiber

Honey Lentils by Stephanie O'Dea

For a different flavor profile, try these honey lentils. They are a wonderful accompaniment for turkey, and are packed with protein and fiber.

Per serving: 323 calories, 1g fat, 62g carbohydrates, 17g protein, 18g fiber

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