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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Updated: Tuesday, November 26 2013, 11:30 PM EST

Recipe created by Chef Michael Bussinger of San Francisco on behalf of 3-A-Day of Dairy

Makes 4 servings
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes


        4 Granny Smith or Gala apples
        3/4 cup brown sugar
        1/4 cup cornstarch
        1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
        1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
        1/4 teaspoon salt
        1/4 cup unsweetened apple juice (or apple cider)
    For the cinnamon yogurt topping:
        2 1/2 (8-ounce) containers low-fat plain yogurt
        2 tablespoons honey
        1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray an 8x8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

Core and thinly slice apples. Place apples in a medium bowl and toss with apple juice. Mix brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together in a small bowl. Sprinkle over apples and stir gently until apples are coated.

Pour apples into prepared baking dish. Bake in preheated oven 40 minutes or until apples are slightly browned at edges and sauce is bubbling.

For the cinnamon yogurt topping:

    Line a colander with several paper towels and place over a bowl to catch drips. Pour yogurt into colander and allow to drain about 30 minutes. Spoon yogurt into a small bowl and stir in honey and cinnamon. Serve apples warm and top each serving with 1/4 of the yogurt topping.

    Nutritional Facts per serving for main dish recipe:

    Calories    330
    Total Fat    2 g
    Saturated Fat    1.5 g
    Cholesterol    15 mg
    Sodium        270 mg
    Calcium        30% Daily Value
    Protein        7 g
    Carbohydrates    72 g
    Dietary Fiber    3 g


        1 can 15 oz Pumpkin
        1 can 12 oz Fat Free Evaporated milk
        1 cup low fat Bisquick
        1 cup sugar or splenda
        2 eggs or cup egg beaters
        1 TB pumpkin pie spice
        2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix all ingredients until creamy smooth. Spray a 9 inch pie pan with non stick spray. Pour pumpkin pie into the 9 inch pie pan. Bake for 20-30 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or yogurt sauce.
Serves 8 Calories 150


        1 cup vanilla nonfat, no added sugar yogurt
        1 cup lite whipped cream
        1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Whip all ingredients together. Chill until ready to serve.
Serving size 2 TB Calories 20

Pumpkin is not a vegetable its a fruit. Like melons, its a member of the gourd family.

The nutrients in pumpkin are really world class. Extremely high in fiber and low in calories, pumpkin packs an abundance of disease-fighting nutrients, including potassium, pantothenic acid, magnesium, vitamin C and vitamin E. Also pumpkin contains one of the richest supplies of bioavailable carotenoids know to man. So enjoy every bite without guilt.

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

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