Thanksgiving Dinner with Lower Calories

With Thanksgiving being right around the corner you might be worried about the start of the Holiday’s and what it will do for your diet.  Over the next couple of day’s I’m going to cover the main parts of Thanksgiving dinner and how you can enjoy and make it healthy.

First thing were going to look at is the turkey.  Turkey on a whole is low in fat and full of protein, but when we add on all the extra butter and fats is when we change it from a healthy food to a non-healthy food full of fat.

Depending on the size of your family, the best choice would be a turkey breast, but that might not be the most logical if you have a large family.

Here is a choice on how to make the turkey:

Honey Roasted Turkey:

12-14lb Turkey
Diet 7-UP
Honey (Raw if you can get it)

Dried Multi Grain Bread
Onion
Celery

Remove the bags from the turkey.  With an injector inject honey into the turkey in about 6 areas.

Stuff the bread by mixing the dried multi grain bread (can use whole wheat also), onion, and celery.  Mix in a large bowl.  Mix a little honey and 7-UP together.  (Might have to warm in the microwave).  Just need enough to moisten the stuffing a little.  Then stuff the turkey.

Bake in oven at 350 based on the directions on the turkey.

While the turkey is baking mix 1/4 cup of honey and 1 cup of diet 7-Up.  After 3 hours of the turkey baking, heat the honey and 7-UP mixture in the microwave.   Bast the turkey with about 1/2 to 3/4 of the mixture.

About half hour before the bird is done bast one more time with the remainder.

Enjoy.  Let me know what you think of this recipe if you try it and feel free to share with others.

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