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christmas_dinner_pice_21Let’s face it – the Thanksgiving Day meal traditionally has many unhealthy options that do not work with your diet plan.  This year, go Greenlite-friendly and start a new tradition of eating delicious AND nutritious.  Instead of being tempted, try a few of our side dishes for a guilt-free holiday!  We have picked out some of our favorites for you to try and have listed the units and nutrition facts for easy reference.

If you love: Green vegetables drenched in butter

Try: Minted broccoli

This is a perfect example that using herbs can add an unexpected flavor boost to vegetables.

Units per serving:

  • Carbohydrate: 1

Nutrition facts per serving:

  • 40 Calories (4 calories from fat)
  • 0.5g Fat
  • 3.5g Protein
  • 5.5g Net Carb

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If you love: Traditional stuffing made with fats and/or oils

Try: Low-carb stuffing

You will never dare to eat a packaged, store-bought stuffing again after you try this recipe.  If you want to add additional flavor, try adding chopped sage or rosemary just before serving.

Units per serving:

  • Protein: 1
  • Carbohydrate: 0.5

Nutrition facts per serving:

  • 60 Calories (4 from fat)
  • 0.5g Fat
  • 10g Protein
  • 4g Net Carb

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If you love: Creamy mashed potatoes

Try: Cauliflower mash

Mashed potatoes just do not fit into a diet plan for losing weight.  This is an excellent substitution that is also a favorite with children.  You can control the texture just as you do with traditional mashed potatoes.  Watch the cauliflower for its tenderness.  If you like your mashed potatoes a little on the lumpy side, be sure not to mash the cauliflower for too long.

Units per serving:

  • Carbohydrate: 1
  • Condiment: 1

Nutrition facts per serving:

  • 58 Calories (36 from fat)
  • 4g Fat
  • 2.5g Protein
  • 3g Net Carb

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If you love: Potato skins

Try: Portobello skins

This is a perfect appetizer that is filling and will keep you on your diet plan.

Units per serving:

  • Protein: 0.5
  • Carbohydrate: 0.5
  • Condiment: 1

Nutrition facts per serving:

  • 85 Calories (53 calories from fat)
  • 5.8g Fat
  • 4g Protein
  • 4g Net Carbs

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If you like: Garlic bread or bruschetta

Try: Roasted fennel with olive tapenade, feta, and mint

The fennel takes the place of bread and is a delicious complement to your Thanksgiving turkey.  It has a crispy texture that still gives you that crunch you crave.

Units per serving:

  • Protein: 0.5
  • Carbohydrate: 1
  • Condiment: 1

Nutrition facts per serving:

  • 110 Calories (75 calories from fat)
  • 8.4g Fat
  • 3g Protein
  • 6g Net Carbs

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