1. The Chubby Choice: Dark Meat Turkey
Three ounces of dark meat (about the size of a deck of cards) contains 165 calories and unhealthy saturated fat.
Slim Swap: White Meat Turkey
Three ounces of white meat contains only 100 calories. Bonus: Lean protein like white meat increases satiety, making you feel fuller longer.
Calories saved: 65
2. The Chubby Choice: Candied Sweet Potato Casserole
Loaded with sugar and marshmallows, this Turkey Day fave can pack up to 430 calories per cup.
Slim Swap: Baked Sweet Potato with Skin
A whole baked sweet potato contains only 180 calories. You’ll get all the health benefits of this superspud, like vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, and fiber, without all the excess sugar. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon for a flavor boost.
Calories saved: 250
3. The Chubby Choice: Green Bean Casserole
A serving of green bean casserole is loaded with butter, cream of mushroom soup, cheese, and fried onions. No wonder it racks up 241 calories.
Slim Swap: Steamed Veggies
Steal one cup of steamed green beans (44 calories) or steamed asparagus (40 calories) out of the pot. If plain veggies are too bland for you, drizzle with olive oil and ground pepper. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese for extra flavor without adding a ton of unwanted calories.
Calories saved: 197