By Kathryn Matthews
Why not jumpstart your New Year’s resolution—”to eat more healthfully”—at Thanksgiving? That’s right, I said Thanksgiving. Because the basic inputs—turkey, cranberries, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, green beans or collard greens—are inherently healthful foods. It’s what you do with them— whether it’s serving up deep-fried turkey or going heavy on the mini marshmallows, butter and cream—that transforms these foods into a calorie fest.
Ready to give up feeling overstuffed, lethargic and a few extra pounds?
Here’s a menu, time-tested and beloved, that I had developed for Epicurious.com. It’s relatively easy and big on flavor: http://epi.us/HlthyThxgivingRecipes .
Christopher and I have cooked variations of this for friends and family over the years, but pick and choose as you wish, or go for the whole menu.
P.S.: the ginger-pumpkin mini soufflés are the bomb!