TRADITIONAL DISH: Gravy made from pan drippings.
ALTERNATIVE: Gravy made from a low-fat broth. Why douse turkey and fixings with extra calories? A light au jus will provide flavor and a little extra moisture to the bird.
TRADITIONAL DISH: Cheese and buttery crackers platter.
ALTERNATIVE: Fresh vegetables and a light dip. The recommended daily serving of cheese is one ounce. People tend to graze on Thanksgiving eating much more than an ounce of cheese. Plus, they’re pairing the cheese with fattening crackers. Instead, offer sliced vegetables and a dip made of low-fat sour cream. If crackers are served, choose whole grain varieties.