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Any low-fat recipes out there that people can recommend? Any advice on how to avoid the pitfalls?

Tue. Nov 13, 9:06pm

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Are you in control of the cooking or are you going somewhere? If you're cooking, one tip is to keep side dishes to a minimum. The more different kinds of food - the more we tend to eat. Exercise on Thanksgiving day. Drink a lot of water. Use a small plate and only go in for one serving! And Cooking Light is always my go-to resource for recipes.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007, 9:19 PM

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i am cooking. so i thiink i may pull a fast one on the family and go low-cal. it will still be good. but right now, here are the requests:

broccoli and cheese casserole
sweet potato casserole
some dessert

all of your advice was great. the small plate idea is a wonderful idea.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007, 9:23 PM

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I like it when, at Thanksgiving, there is turkey (obviously) and also some sort of steamed vegetables seasoned with spices/garlic rather than butter/cheese. Just as an option. Not everyone has to eat that healthily, but it's great if it's an option.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 9:46 AM

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The Mayo Clinic web site has instructions for making low fat gravy and vegetables with your turkey. It actually looks very good. Limiting the side dishes seems like a good idea too. Even if you only take a little bit of everything, it can add up to a lot if there are a lot of dishes.


Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 10:21 AM

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I like the smaller plate idea. My problem is portion control. I am the designated cook and tend to taste everything and by the time dinner is served I've had enough for 2 plates then I eat again. I am going to start my holiday cooking off with eating a small breakfast ( most times I skip because of all the cooking) I'm hoping that will help and drinking plenty of water.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 11:41 AM

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