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How can you fit Thanksgiving into your low fat lifestyle? Is it possible to have low fat pumpkin pie or low fat mashed potatoes and gravy? In short, yes.

Mini Pumpkin Pies
If you're feeling a little stuffed after all that turkey, these tiny little pumpkin pies make the perfect portion-sized dessert. Find out the secret to their low fat and calorie content.

A Low Fat Thanksgiving Menu
Try a lower-fat Thanksgiving menu that still allows you to indulge a little in some old favorites, but with a lighter twist.

Low Cost, Low Fat Holidays
It's hard to trim your holiday food budget in tough economic times. Here are some great ways to cut holiday food costs and keep your healthy eating plan on track.

Low Fat Holiday Side Dishes
Holiday meals are notoriously fat- and calorie-laden, especially the side dishes, with all their added cream, butter and sugar. These holiday side dishes are a good deal healthier.

Lowering the Fat in Pumpkin Pie
Love pumpkin pie but hate the fat and calories? Here are some tips for a slimmer yet still-delicious pumpkin pie for your Thanksgiving table.

How to Eat Low Fat at Someone Else's Thanksgiving Dinner
It's easier to low fat when you're in charge of Thanksgiving dinner, but what if you're a guest at someone else's Thanksgiving? How can you eat healthy yet enjoy the meal with family and friends?

Roast Turkey Breast
Consider cooking a turkey breast if your gathering is small. Plus, you will enjoy the low-fat white meat, and have your dinner ready earlier than if you were cooking a whole bird.

Carrot and Butternut Squash Puree
A creamy blend of pureed carrots and butternut squash makes a great low-fat side dish at any Thanksgiving or holiday table.

Celebrate a Low Fat Thanksgiving
Don't despair: it's perfectly possible to eat a healthy low fat diet during the holidays without much sacrifice. You can still enjoy turkey, potatoes, pumpkin pie, and more, without abandoning your low fat lifestyle.

Quick Low-Fat Tips for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a good excuse for us all to overeat. The fat and calorie content of most Thanksgiving meals is staggering. Yet it's possible to eat a little less fat and fewer calories. Here are six quick tips to help.

Cranberry Apple Crisp
A seasonal twist on apple crisp, this low-fat crisp features plum, juicy cranberries, which complement the apples nicely. The crisp topping is a blend of oatmeal, flour and brown sugar, with an optional scattering of heart-healthy walnuts.

Low Fat Pumpkin Bread Pudding
This pumpkin bread pudding definitely falls into the category of comfort desserts. While this bread pudding is undoubtedly filling and satisfying, it also happens to be low fat.

Low Fat Holiday Desserts
Enjoy a slice of pie or indulge in some other Thanksgiving desserts without feeling too guilty. Eaten in moderation, these lightened desserts should satisfy your sweet tooth without adding to your waistline.

Maple Pecan Tarts
These delightful low fat maple pecan tarts offer a taste of pecan pie without the fat and calories of a full blown slice--a perfect exercise in portion control, so long as you limit yourself to just one or two!

Herbed Cornbread Stuffing
No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without some delicious stuffing, but sometimes stuffing can be surprisingly high in fat. Enjoy a lower-fat cornbread stuffing to accompany your Thanksgiving meal.

Lower Fat Pumpkin Pie
Nothing says holidays like pumpkin pie, but pie crust and filling can amount to a great deal of fat and calories. Here's a lower fat pumpkin pie that makes a great option for your holiday table.

Low Fat Cranberry Apple Stuffing Muffins
Low fat cranberry apple stuffing with a little built-in portion control.

Pecan Pie vs. Pumpkin Pie
If you're trying to eat healthy at Thanksgiving, is pecan pie or pumpkin pie the better choice? Neither is low fat, but one has a nutritional edge.

Turkey Handling Tips
How to handle and cook your Thanksgiving or holiday turkey safely.

Low Fat Crustless Pumpkin Pie
Low fat crustless pumpkin pie is perfect for those who want all the taste of pumpkin pie without the main source of fat. It's almost like a slice of pumpkin custard.

Pumpkin Pancakes
Pancakes are just about everybody's favorite breakfast food, so add some seasonal flavor by adding pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg to make these delicious low fat pumpkin pancakes.

Pumpkin Biscuits
These reduced fat pumpkin biscuits will be right at home at your Thanksgiving table. Serve warm from the oven.

Acorn Squash Rings
Sweet, delicious and nutritious, these acorn squash rings are glazed with a blend of maple syrup and orange marmalade, and without a pat of butter in sight.

Low Fat Sweet Potato and Apple Soup
A lovely low-fat fall soup that's sweet and mildly spicy at the same time. Enjoy with some crusty whole grain bread.

Cranberry Pear Sauce
A delicious spiced cranberry pear sauce that makes a nice accompaniment to your Thanksgiving dinner.

Pumpkin Bites
Neither a cookie nor a muffin, these delectable, low-fat pumpkin bites are perfect for lunch boxes or as after-school treats. Sweet yet nutritious, these low fat pumpkin bites are a real kid pleaser.

Butternut Squash and Pear Soup
A golden, velvety low-fat butternut squash and pear soup with just a mild hint of spice to complement the soup's inherent sweetness. Perfect for fall or winter.

Baked Sweet Potatoes and Apples
An easy side dish of baked sweet potatoes and apples that's naturally low in fat and high in fiber.

Thanksgiving Turkey
Eating a low fat diet should not deprive you of enjoying a Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey. The breast meat is naturally low in fat, and the darker meat can be enjoyed, too. With just a small amount of oil, lemon and plenty of fresh herbs, you can roast a turkey that is fragrant and succulent.

Low Fat Cranberry Recipes
Cranberries are a symbol of the holidays, beginning with Thankksgiving. Think luscious red sauces to accompany meat, but also delicious quick breads, muffins and cookies, too.

10 Low Fat Ways to Use Leftover Turkey - Ideas and Recipes for Leftover Turkey
What can you do with all those leftovers from your Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey? Find out in 10 Low Fat Ways to Use Leftover Turkey

Low Fat Bread Stuffing
Enjoy this lower fat stuffing with your holiday meal. Using turkey sausage, mushrooms and herbs, this bread stuffing makes a perfect accompaniment to your low fat Thanksgiving dinner.

Poached Pears
A classic fall dessert that's naturally low fat.

Carrot and Zucchini Soup
Perfect for fall, this autumn-hued carrot and zucchini soup is thick, hearty and delicious yet also low in fat. Pureeing the vegetables makes for wonderfully filling soup. No cream necessary!

Roasted Carrots and Parsnips
Perfect as a holiday side dish, these roasted parsnips and carrots go well with any turkey, pork, beef or chicken dish. With just a tablespoon of heart-healthy olive oil, they make a great low-fat side dish.

Low Fat Pumpkin Pie
This low fat pumpkin pie uses phyllo dough for the crust, and either egg whites or egg substitute in the pie filling. This means you can enjoy all the flavor of pumpkin pie without all the fat.

Reduced Fat Buttermilk Biscuits
Serve these tender, flaky reduced-fat buttermilk biscuits warm from the oven at your Thanksgiving dinner.

Cranberry Orange Bread
Ideal for Thanksgiving or Christmas, this low fat sweet treat makes a perfect holiday snack.

What are Skinny Mashed Potatoes?
Sometimes a recipe will suggest serving skinny mashed potatoes alongside a low-fat entree. What do we mean by skinny mashed potatoes?

Garlic Mashed Potatoes
You won't miss the butter or heavy cream in these garlic mashed potatoes. Enjoy them at Thanksgiving, Christmas or with any meal.

Stuffed Acorn Squash
Enjoy a hearty stuffed acorn squash for a great fall or winter dinner. It's low in fat, high in fiber and full of important vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A and C, and potassium.

Cider-Glazed Brussels Sprouts
Cooked until just crisp tender, then sauteed with garlic, red onion and apple cider, these Cider-Glazed Brussels Sprouts may make you change your mind about this much-maligned vegetable. They make a perfect side dish at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Roasted Butternut Squash
Enjoy a nutritious wedge of roasted butternut squash as a perfect fall or winter side dish. Glazed with a mix of orange juice and maple syrup, and sprinkled with cinnamon, you can enjoy a deliciously low fat vegetable treat.

Low Fat Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Enjoy low fat mashed sweet potatoes by leaving out the butter and adding flavor in other ways. Here, I use orange juice, a little brown sugar, plus cinnamon and ginger.

Turkey and Vegetable Pie
A perfect way to use leftover Thanksgiving turkey breast, this delicious potato-topped pie is likely to become a family favorite.

Low Fat Cream of Pumpkin Soup
A luscious, velvety cream of pumpkin soup that's low in fat and full of flavor. This low fat cream of pumpkin soup is ideal as a prelude to a full Thanksgiving dinner or simply as a seasonal lunch.

Orange-Glazed Carrots
Sweet orange-glazed carrots make a perfect low fat side dish for your Thanksgiving or Christmas table, or with any special meal.

Sautéed Green Beans
A low fat alternative to green bean casserole, these sautéed green beans would make a nice side dish at your holiday table.

Low Fat Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup
A mildly spicy low fat carrot and sweet potato soup that makes a satisfying lunch or beginning to a fall or Thanksgiving dinner.

Reduced Fat Pumpkin Cheesecake
A slimmed-down version of pumpkin cheesecake so that you can enjoy all the flavor with a fraction of the fat.

Low Fat Turkey Gravy
Using defatted pan juices, fat free chicken broth, plus a splash of wine, this low fat turkey gravy has plenty of flavor. Try it with your holiday turkey and mashed potatoes this year.

Non-Fat Orange Sweet Potatoes
Try this healthy sweet potato side-dish (from About.com's Guide to Walking) with your low fat Thanksgiving meal.

Spiced Cranberry Orange Sauce
Turkey and cranberries make a perfect pair. So add some spice to your low fat Thanksgiving meal with this fresh take on cranberry orange sauce.

Wild Rice with Cranberries and Apples
If you want to skip the potatoes with your holiday meal, try this wonderful low fat rice dish, which combines the nuttiness of wild rice and walnuts with the tart sweetness of cranberries and apples.

Cranberry Apple Sauce
Here's a delicious variation on cranberry sauce, pairing fresh cranberries with apples.

Turkey Soup
A quick and easy low fat turkey soup; perfect for using those leftovers after Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Turkey and Green Bean Salad
Whether you are using leftovers from your holiday turkey or just fancy turkey for a change, this delicious low fat turkey salad makes a delightful lunch or light supper.

Low Fat Thai Turkey Curry
A low fat Thai Turkey Curry made with leftover holiday turkey--or cooked chicken, if you like.

Sweet Potato and Squash Soup
Serve this warming low fat soup during the holidays. It's ideal for Thanksgiving or Christmas, or any time during fall and winter.

Low Fat Pear-Cranberry Strudel
A healthy, low fat fall and winter dessert featuring pears and cranberries wrapped in a light and crisp phyllo (or filo) dough. Enjoy this low fat pear-cranberry strudel with a scoop of low fat frozen yogurt or whipped topping.

Low Fat Pumpkin-Banana Bread
A low fat pumpkin-banana bread using a small amount of heart-healthy canola oil instead of artery-clogging butter. A nice low fat treat for fall and Halloween.

Baked Pears and Cranberries
Baked pears with dried cranberries, walnuts and drizzled with pomegranate juice, making a warming, low fat seasonal dessert

Quick and Easy Pumpkin Pudding
What could be simpler than stirring in some pumpkin and pumpkin spices into instant pudding for a low-fat seasonal twist on a classic quick dessert?

Healthy Green Bean Casserole
A slimmed down version of a holiday classic, this healthy, low fat green casserole uses fresh green beans, and dispenses with canned soup and fried onions. Instead, this healthy green casserole has a fresh-tasting mushroom sauce and is topped with sauteed onions and whole-grain bread crumbs.

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving
If turkey is off the menu, here are some delicious vegetarian dishes to serve at your low-fat vegetarian Thanksgiving.

Butternut Squash and Farro Salad
Bring this delicious, multi-textured butternut squash and farro salad to a Thanksgiving celebration for a wonderful side dish or vegetarian main dish alternative.

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