Enjoy these lighter meals for a post-Thanksgiving feast.
Thanksgiving comes around once a year, and you do your best to give thanks by eating your weight in turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and stuffing. And of course pie. So much pie.
You may be feeling a tad over-stuffed (and maybe even testing the elasticity of the waistband on those comfy pants). While the last thing you want to see is another potato or gravy boat, you will need to eventually eat again.
We’ve got you covered. Here’s some of our fave healthier, lighter, but still tasty options to nosh on post-feasting (at least until the next holiday gorging begins).
This eggplant is packin’ plenty of protein for a filling and nutritious meal.
Make sure to eat your veggies—especially roasted, with melty mozzarella cheese, on crispy bread.
Quinoa is the ultimate grain—full of protein with a delicious nutty flavor that makes this salad filling and satisfying.
Hummus fans will fall in love with this white bean dip. Perfect with your favorite chip or veg.
There’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of chicken noodle soup, and this Asian-inspired twist on the classic features less fat, more fiber and plenty of flavor.
Just because you’re taking it easy on the big meals doesn’t mean you have to skip dessert. Pamper that sweet tooth with this pumpkin pie flavored yogurt smoothie.
Pizza is life. There’s no reason to stop eating it. Ever. And this white bean and spinach version is a healthier option for when the craving hits.
Poppable pizza bites are the perfect snack when you’re feeling peckish.
A sippable version of your morning bowl of breakfast cereal.
Skip the potato chip and indulge in the apple chip!
Next time you want some pizza, try swapping out the carbs and use zucchini for the crust. It’s a great way to sneak in your daily requirement of veggies!
Maximize the yogurt yum-factor by adding chopped up apples and crunchy granola.
Split pea is a delicious, hearty fall soup—and super easy, thanks to the slow-cooker.
Zazz up hummus with taco seasoning, fresh cilantro and queso fresco for an easy snack or appetizer.
You won’t even notice that these jalapeno poppers have been “healthified”. Better make a double batch just to be sure!