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Nov 12

Lightened Up Thanksgiving Recipes Roundup

Lightened Up Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is a day when eating a delicious meal is a top priority, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorites in a lighter way! I’ve put together a collection of some of my best lightened up, Weight Watchers friendly recipes for Thanksgiving, all right here in one post for easy access. I’ll try to update this post each year with new recipes so it can continue to be your one-stop shop for a healthy, tasty holiday meal.

I split the recipes into side dishes and desserts below (since we all know the main dish is covered!) and I also threw in some ideas for Thanksgiving Day appetizers and morning Fall breakfasts at the end of the post. Of course, there are tons of other recipes on my site, so if you want to peruse the entire list, check out my recipe index for more categories (including a full listing under “all recipes”).

Lightened Up Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Lightened Up Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Sweet Potato Casserole Stacks

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Garlic Roasted Green Beans with Almonds

Roasted Delicata Squash


Easy Garlic Knots

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

Roasted Smashed Garlic Potatoes

Garlic Thyme Roasted Carrots

Roasted Beet Salad

Cheesy Broccoli Bake

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Apples

Parmesan Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Loaded Cauliflower Bake

Slow Cooker Applesauce

Tomato Cobbler

Zucchini Casserole

Balsamic Roasted Vegetables

Goat Cheese Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Cheesy Potluck Potatoes

Lightened Up Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Lightened Up Thanksgiving Desserts

Pecan Pie Bites

Pumpkin Pie Bites

Pumpkin Pie Pastry Pockets

Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake Cups

Cheesy Cinnamon Baked Pears

Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake

Mini Cinnamon Apple Tarts

Mini Mixed Berry Tarts

Crustless Mini Pumpkin Pies

Pumpkin Spice Krispie Treats

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Roasted Grape Cheese Tarts

Apple Cinnamon Tart

Pumpkin Pie Frozen Yogurt

Lightened Up Thanksgiving Appetizers

Lightened Up Thanksgiving Appetizers and Starters

Cheesy Apple Walnut Bruschetta

Roasted Beet Salad

Roasted Grape Cheese Tarts

Harvest Apple Salad

Pepperoni Pizza Dip

Cannoli Dip

Butternut Squash Soup

Caprese Tarts

Cheesy Spinach Pinwheels

Bacon-Wrapped Water Chestnuts

Hummus Deviled Eggs

Caprese Wonton Bites

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Sausage Stuffed Balsamic Mushrooms

Lightened Up Thanksgiving Breakfast Recipes

Lightened Up Fall Breakfasts

Pumpkin Chocolate Baked Oatmeal Singles

Sausage Apple Cheddar Frittata

Orange Cranberry Baked Oatmeal Singles

Apple Streusel French Toast Muffins

Sausage Egg and Cheese Hash Brown Cups

Butternut Squash Autumn Frittata

Apple Cinnamon Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Pumpkin French Toast

Bubble Up Breakfast Casserole

Ham and Cheese Hash Brown Quiche

Pear Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal Singles

Ham and Cheese Egg Cups

Silver Dollar Banana Pancakes

Carrot Cake Doughnuts

Sausage and Stuffing Brunch Bake

Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes

Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Singles

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Singles

Pumpkin & Cream Bread

Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Baked Blueberry & Peach Oatmeal

I can’t even express how thankful I am for YOU and everyone else out there who follows my kitchen adventures and cooks along with me. I hope you enjoy the recipes and I wish you and your family a happy, healthy Thanksgiving!

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