Traditional Thanksgiving dishes are tasty, but can be unhealthy. Instead of going off-track with your diet plan, consider some of these healthy meal swaps for your favorite foods. Jan D’Atri shares 3 RM-Approved recipes great for a healthy holiday season: Cauliflower Mash, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Pumpkin Spiced Caramel Apples.
Thanksgiving Meal Swaps
- 1 head of cauliflower
- ½ cup chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 Tbsp non-fat milk
- 1 Tbsp rosemary, chopped
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Salt & pepper (to taste)
Break cauliflower into florets and place in a large pot. Add enough water to cover the cauliflower and heat until water is boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the cauliflower is tender, about 12 minutes. While cauliflower is cooking, heat a small pan over medium heat. Spray with zero calorie non-stick cooking spray, add minced garlic and a pinch of sea salt. Sauté until garlic is tender and fragrant. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
Drain cauliflower and carefully place in a large food processor with sautéed garlic, salt, pepper and chives. Process until cauliflower is smooth. Transfer to a bowl, top with chives and serve.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- 1 ½ pounds Brussels sprouts
- ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. To prepare your Brussels sprouts, slice off the nubby ends and remove any discolored or damaged leaves. Cut each sprout in half from the flat base through the top. On your baking sheet, spray with zero calorie non-stick cooking spray, add the halved sprouts, and sprinkle with salt. Toss until the sprouts are lightly and evenly coated. Arrange the sprouts in an even layer with their flat sides facing down. Roast the sprouts until they are tender and deeply golden on the edges, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Pumpkin Spiced Caramel Apples
- 1 apple (red), peeled and sliced into chunks
- 2 tsp Swerve Ultimate Sugar Replacement (Brown Sugar)
- ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
- Walden Farms Caramel Sauce
Preheat pan on low-medium heat and spray with zero calorie non-stick cooking spray. Add apples, Swerve brown sugar and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice. Simmer and stir constantly until apples are soft and the sugar dissipates. Remove from heat and place in small bowls, top with Caramel Sauce and extra pumpkin pie spice.