Enjoy Thanksgiving While Keeping Cholesterol in Check
Leave the stuffing to the turkey
Easy Butternut Squash Risotto
The heart-healthy monounsaturated fats of olive oil give this dish a buttery quality without the cholesterol. Sage adds a somewhat sweet flavor and acts to reduce inflammatory responses in the body.
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Apple, Sage, and Chestnut Stuffing
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Mini Meat Loaves With Corn and Potatoes
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Parmesan–Corn Bread Muffins
Egg whites and fat-free buttermilk keep this savory side dish's cholesterol in check. Plus you'll be pleasantly surprised to find that the Parmesan blends perfectly with the cornmeal to update your favorite muffin recipe.
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Squash and Roasted Garlic Risotto
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Black-Bean Chili With Winter Squash
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Maple-Pecan Sweet Potato Mash
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Caramel-Pecan Sticky Buns
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Frosted Carrot Cake Squares
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Slow-Cooker Red Beans and Rice
For a taste of Thanksgiving, sneak some low-fat turkey sausage into this Creole cuisine. You'll cut down on fat and add a meaty quality to the meal. Kidney beans bump up the fiber to 10 grams per serving, and bell peppers contain vitamin B6 and folic acid, two important ingredients in heart health.
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Chicken and Dumplings
Comfort food just got lighter. Skinless chicken thighs keep the fat low, while veggies and fat-free chicken broth add a savory base. If you're worried about fat, swap 2% milk for whole milk when you make the dumplings—you'll never taste the difference!
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