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5 Guilt-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

A typical holiday meal can range from 2,000 to 3,000 calories. Avoid overindulging with these low-cal dishes. 


Thanksgiving should be a time of appreciation and gratitude. Yet few appreciate how they feel after stuffing themselves with rich, fatty foods (a typical holiday meal can range from 2,000 to 3,000 calories).

Thanks to Paolo Neville, executive chef of the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center’s Bistro Elaia, we have other options for our family feast. Here are five delicious variations on Thanksgiving classics that total just 714 calories (!).


Click through below to see and share the recipes.

(Learn how to plan the perfect holiday brunch)

Follow editorial assistant Mary Clare Fischer on Twitter at @mc_fischer.

Mary Clare Fischer, Assistant Editor

Mary Clare Fischer co-edits 5280’s Compass, Adventure, and Culture sections; writes for multiple sections of the magazine; and blogs weekly about health and wellness for 5280.com.

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