If there's a meal of the year when losing weight does not work, this is the Thanksgiving dinner. Sure, you can do away with the sweet filling, and who really needs the buns? But can anyone really resist or escape the good old potato on Turkey Day?
No, and they should not! Instead of trying to get around the Spuds, celebrate them by using them in a way that not only shows how tasty they can be, but also takes into account their many nutritional benefits, including high doses of fiber, potassium, and beta-carotene (depending on the type) you use).
Whether prepared in a hearty casserole, crushed with Greek yogurt instead of butter or baked to a grain-free cake, these 1
Casseroles and Baking
With only four tablespoons of maple syrup in a single recipe of 10 servings, this paleo-friendly casserole gets rid of unnecessary sugar and still creates a lot of sweets. Instead of laying marshmallows over it, opt for a glazed pecan sauce to add healthy fats and a nice crunch.
Without butter, milk and cream, this totally vegan dish gets its richness through a silky cashew and miso sauce that gives a depth of flavor that even dairy products can not deliver. With sweet and white potatoes hiding under the golden brown crust, it has so much more to offer than your usual sides.
In just 90 minutes, five simple ingredients become an addictive gratin that's creamy, crispy and sweet and savory at the same time. Only with Parmesan cheese and low-fat milk is it also healthier than the usual cream and butter-filled gratins.
Taste some sweet potatoes, apples and dried cranberries in your Thanksgiving filling to create a contrast to the savory mixture of sausage and bread. The potatoes give the dish some strength and make it a hearty side next to the turkey.
Bring your cheesy, cheesy turkey-day in without getting into a food coma with this recipe, which relies heavily on lighter dairy products Greek yogurt, lean mozzarella and light cream cheese. Do not be fooled by the low-fat nature of the dish – it's still a good, old comfort food.
Mashes and Other Sides
As an alternative to rich casseroles, toss your roasted sweet potatoes with fresh, vibrant leaves of kale and sweet caramelized onions. With only three ingredients, this is a welcome departure from the more complicated Thanksgiving recipes, and although it's hearty, it's not that dense.
Why should you only make one side of a potato if you come out of three ingredients? This recipe combines the sweet, rusty red and red varieties for an entertaining blend of flavors and then adds cranberries, pecans and parsley to make it even more interesting.
Make your dinner rolls for a Thanksgiving feast by adding sweet puree to stir potato in the dough. The veggie not only gives these fluffy hills a subtle sweet taste, but also the warm, golden color will cheer and inspire everyone.
It's time to rip out the miniature muffin dish that you've been hiding your kitchen cupboard and finally put it well and somewhat unconventionally for those egg, cheese and potato bites. Purple potatoes are a dramatic presentation, but if you can not find them, regular baby potatoes will do the job well.
While regular mashed potatoes have their buttery consistency of – you guessed it – all. that. butter, there are only two tablespoons in this recipe. The creaminess here is more due to a full cup of Greek yoghurt, which is not only responsible for the texture of the dish, but also gives a pronounced spicy taste and a surprising amount of protein.
It's not really a Christmas dinner until puff pastry appears. Make these delightful mini-cups, each filled with garlic, mashed sweet potatoes, and a hint of cheddar cheese. They give a delicious tone to the upcoming meal.
While these roasted finger cots may seem insignificant – and they're certainly easy to prepare and take just five minutes to prepare before beating the oven – do not be fooled by it. I think they do not provide any flavor. With fresh rosemary, sea salt and plenty of lemon peel, the spices are not complicated, but each packs a punch.
These are not mom's mashed potatoes, but they are a great addition to a modern Thanksgiving menu. Made with sweet potatoes, roasted peppers, curry powder and cayenne pepper, this garnish could steal the show.
Boiled potatoes that are simply served? Boring. Boiled potatoes in a fresh, tart, earthy green sauce? Anything but boring. Made easy in advance (the flavors are even better this way), this is the perfect easy but delicious side to freshen up the day before Thanksgiving and warm up to chow-time every Thanksgiving meeting without anyone picking up on the fact that he is free of grains and sugar. It is made from coconut and tapioca flour, maple syrup and milk, but the only thing everyone will notice is that it is delicious.
Purple pudding will double your score in the best possible way. Apart from crusts and pastries, this eye-catching silk treat tastes like a pumpkin pudding with an even denser, richer potato texture. It also gets an extra kick with cinnamon and red chilli powder.
Do you love autumn, but can not you miss the summer anyway? Get the best of both seasons with these bars. The warm spices and sweet potato give the autumn feel, while the marshmallow-inspired marshmallow and chocolate toppings evoke sweet memories of the warmer weather.
Not a lot of bakers? Forget about rolling out a crust and turn your sweet potato pie into a crumble. The topping consists of mixed nuts, hemp hearts, dates and maple syrup. So it's much simpler and healthier than butter-filled pastries, but it gives you the satisfaction of having something warm and tasty pulled out of the oven. 19659006] If you crawl at the last minute for a sweet touch to finish your meal, this little thing has your back. Commercially-bought gingersnaps provide crunch without the hassle of extra work, while the no-back approach and casual layering make sure you do not need to know too much about baking times and perfect presentation.