And if you don’t know what’s on your menu yet, well, you may lack foresight, and I don’t know how you get by day to day!
I’ve been fine tuning my menu for weeks now, and I’m not even hosting! As I’m typing this I’ve got sweet potatoes roasting in the oven for my Sweet Potato Pie Bites, Brussels sprouts drying in the sink after a good wash, and a large cup of coffee. (I need help sometimes during these long prep days)
So in between timers going off today I figured I could drop a few healthy ideas on your plate before you fill your plate tomorrow! Two healthy Thanksgiving recipes, no fancy ingredients, easy prep, and both super low in calories!
The first is for a super rich and creamy mushroom soup; I’m just go ahead and use the word “buttery” to describe this one. Seriously, if it was thicker (which I suppose you could just add less stock) I would absolutely use this for a gravy! So rich, buttery, and luxurious…I’m in love. And did I mention done in less than 30 minutes, and simple ingredients you probably already have?? No excuses folks.
The second (and the one I’m most excited about, probably because it’s a dessert) is for a crazy low calorie Crust-free Pumpkin Pie! If you’re a “pie is all about the crust” person then this is NOT the recipe for you. However, if you love the velvety smooth, lightly spiced pumpkin pie like I do then you know it’s ALL about the filling! When it comes to the humble pumpkin pie the majority of the calories can be found in either a.) an overly sweetened, eggy filling, or b.) a super fatty shell of a crust. But if one is looking to harness the actual flavor of pumpkin without including a couple days worth of saturated fats and excessive sugar, you’d be amazed at how few calories you can get away with!!
Drum roll please…
This entire delicious pie (minus whip cream) is under 550 calories. BOOM!! That breaks down to roughly 65 calories per slice. Can you feel guilty after a piece of this pie? Nope. This is my thanksgiving gift to you!
I’m super excited to see family tomorrow, and can’t wait to sit down and share with them. I think it’s absolutely worth all of the
fun trouble of prep, cooking, shopping, and yes, even the wine tastings! Have a fabulous, and healthy holiday!!