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 Are you a green bean and/or sweet potato casserole fan?

Is your Thanksgiving meal never complete with a good helping of these casseroles on your mouth watering plate?

This year, let’s not stress about the calories in these casseroles with skinny twist to these favorite Thanksgiving dishes! Your family and friends won’t complain, I promise! Below are two new recipes that won’t let your taste buds down!

Generous Green Bean Casserole 

Green bean casserole has become a staple at everyone’s traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but it is not always the healthiest dish with the added fat and salt. Keep your Thanksgiving green bean casserole still GREEN by using a light sour cream OR 0% greek yogurt AND not adding butter to the recipe. Also, make high fiber homemade bread crumbs by blending Fiber One Original Cereal in a food processor until a breadcrumb consistency.

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Yield: 8 servings (1 cup per serving)

Ingredients

  • 2 lb green beans, steamed
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp of olive oil
  • 1 cup of light sour cream
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • ¼ cup of asiago shredded cheese.
  • ½ cup Fiber One Original cereal

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 º F. Grease a 13’’ x 9’’ glass or aluminum pan with olive oil.
  2. Spread out the steamed green beans in the pan.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat 1 tsp of olive oil and sauté the sliced onions until they are slightly brown.
  4. Spread out the onions on top of the green beans.
  5. In a small pot, heat the light sour cream, asiago cheese, and garlic powder for 3-5 minutes until the mixture gets thin.
  6. Pour the sour cream mixture over the green beans and onions. In a food processor or blender, mix the fiber one cereal until a breadcrumb consistency.
  7. Sprinkle the casserole with the breadcrumbs.
  8. Place pan in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information Per Serving (1 cup): Calorie: 89 kcal, Fat 3g, Cholesterol: 9 mg, Carbohydrate: 15g, Dietary Fiber: 6g, Protein: 4g, Sodium: 41 mg

VS. 600 calories for 1 cup!

Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Casserole with pomegranate seeds and/or walnuts

Sweet Potato Casserole is another dish that would be missed if it wasn’t served on Thanksgiving. Again, promise me on this one…hold the butter, sugar, and marshmallows and make a slim sweet potato casserole with nutritious and decorative toppings, such as juicy and crunchy pomegranate seeds and heart healthy walnuts.

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Yield: 12 servings (1/2 cup per serving)

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of cubed butternuts squash
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon
  • Toppings:
    • Seeds from 1 pomegranate
    • 1/4 cup of walnuts, chopped

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat over to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the butternut squash and sweet potato on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes until they are soft enough to mash.
  3. In a blender, add the baked butternut squash and sweet potatoes, almond milk, egg whites, maple syrup, and cinnamon, and blend for until a smooth consistency.
  4. Spread out the mash into a 9″x9″ pan.
  5. Bake for another 50 minutes.
  6. Garnish the sweet mash with pomegranate seeds and walnuts! Ready to Serve!

Sweet Potato Casserole 2 copyNutrition Information Per Serving (1/2 cup): Calories: 86 kcal, Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate: 20 g, Dietary Fiber: 3g, Protein: 2g, Sodium: 33mg

VS. 150 calories for 1/2 cup!

Check out The Calories Behind Thanksgiving to know what foods you are overeating and/or what dishes you should make skinny! 

More skinny seasonal favorites i made last year to potentially add to your thanksgiving menu:

Pumpkin Cranberry Sauce or Butter

Cranberry Chutney 

Crockpot Turkey with Cranberry Gravy (for a small Thanksgiving dinner, 2-4 people) 

The perfect size turkey breast that fits in my 4 quart crockpot!

I remade this recipe last week and it so good for such simple recipe! I found the perfect size turkey breast that fit in my 4 quart crockpot! As you can see, I took off as much of the skin as I could!

I will be bringing my Butternut Squash Pear Soup to my family’s Thanksgiving this year! I already made it last weekend and froze it so all we have to do the night before is thaw it and quickly heat it up 30 minutes before we are ready to eat the big meal!

If you haven’t already, make your grocery list ASAP! Get to the grocery store before certain foods are sold out…you don’t want your Thanksgiving meal to be incomplete!

Be sure to make your Thanksgiving plate is colorful! In fact, how many colors can you put on your plate this year (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white, brown….different shades of one color don’t count!)? 

Check out last year’s Thanksgiving posts filled with recipes and life long lessons!
My Pre-Turkey Day Act of Kindness to YOU
Gobble Up Turkey Day Lesson 2
Turkey Day Lesson 3: Last, but NOT LEAST
Last Minute Thanksgiving Dishes
Thanksgiving Day Recap and Leftovers
 

I can’t wait to celebrate this cutie’s first Thanksgiving!

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So thankful for a happy and heathy niece!

What is one thing that happened since last Thanksgiving that you are thankful for?……

I wish you a happy happy Thanksgiving!

PS: I know it has been a long time since my last post! I can’t wait (and I hope you can’t wait) for more free time around the holidays to catch up on writing for more consistency with weekly posts! 🙂