✨ Smart Swaps for Thanksgiving Favorites ✨

Thanksgiving is less than a week away!! 😱 Can you believe it?! I certainly can't! 😅

One of the best parts about this holiday is the yummy food you get to eat!! 😋 It's so easy to get wrapped up in the fun that Thanksgiving creates, that it makes it more difficult to know which of our holiday favorites aren't the best choices for our bodies 🤔

Never fear, my Smart Swaps for Thanksgiving Favorites are here! ✨✨✨

Check out the ways I like to spice up my holiday dinner table, in a way that's both delicious AND nutritious! 🦃🧡

💚 Green Bean Casserole - Try making your own homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup with organic ingredients! 😋 Even the 98% Fat Free Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup is LOADED with sodium 🙅‍♀️ By making it yourself, you can not only use organic ingredients, but you can also use Pink Himalayan Salt, which contains more Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, and Iron than regular table salt! 🧂⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

🧀 Mac & Cheese - The holy grail of side dishes, any day of the year 🙌 Swap your regular pasta for Gluten Free Pasta, your Full-Fat Cheese for Low-Fat Cheese, and your Regular Milk for Fat Free Milk! 🥛 Need it quickly? Throw all your ingredients in an instant pot and it’ll be ready, well, instantly! 💥⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

🍎 Apple Pie - Have you tried the Spiced Apple Pie recipe from the Fit For Fall Snacks & Desserts Guide? 😯 It’s the PERFECT sweet-treat substitution for this holiday staple! 🥧⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

🍞 Thanksgiving Stuffing - Swap the Pepperidge Farm Herb Seasoned Stuffing Mix for a fresher recipe… and make sure to use Gluten Free bread! 🥐Trader Joe’s has an AMAZING Gluten Free bread, as does the brand Schär, which can be found in most grocery stores (even Walmart)! 🥖 Consider adding apples, onions, celery, and/or golden raisins to your stuffing to give it that classic fall “crunch!”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

🍠 Sweet Potato Casserole - Face it, this recipe is always delicious, and ALWAYS loaded with sugar 😅 Try swapping the Brown Sugar in the topping for either Coconut Sugar or Golden Lakanto Sweetener, and if you use Maple Syrup, swap that for Lakanto Maple Syrup! 🍁

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving - be safe and give thanks where you can!!

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