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RECIPE TIPS: Enjoy Thanksgiving With Fewer Calories

Chicago caterer, restaurateur and author, Carlyn Berghoff, provides these calorie-saving tips for the holidays:

-White meat has less fat and fewer calories than dark meat. If you brine your turkey or use the Turkey Cannon, the white meat will be so moist, a dark-meat lover won’t be disappointed.

-With a moister turkey, you don’t need gravy; but instead of heavy gravy, serve the turkey au jus instead.

-Try mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes. The consistency is similar; you’ll save on carbs and enjoy the benefit of the high-antioxidant cruciferous vegetable group, of which cauliflower and broccoli are two famous members.

-Instead of a green bean casserole made with butter and/or cream, blanch the green beans, then season them with a thyme and sage vinaigrette. Finish with a sprinkling of toasted pumpkin seeds (see our review of SuperSeedz pumpkin seeds—perfect for the occasion).

-Pie is a no-win situation. Some of THE NIBBLE Editors’ favorite substitutes include baked apple, with a minimal amount of sugar (you can add non-calorie sweetener afterward) and sorbet (look for seasonal flavors like cranberry from artisan producers). Or get a sculpted fruit basket from Edible Arrangements—fruit made so pretty that most people will forget about the pie (or at least, about the second piece of pie).

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