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Thanksgiving is one of the BEST food holidays of the year!! And with these fantastic Weight Watchers Thanksgiving Recipes, you don’t have to give up any of your favorite holiday dishes! If you are trying to eat healthy through the holidays, you must try out these absolutely delicious, low calorie and healthy Thanksgiving recipes that are sure to please the whole family.

Roasted Cranberry Balsamic Chicken

Roasted Cranberry Balsamic Chicken Recipe – 5 Points

If you are all turkey-ed out after the Thanksgiving Day feast, then today’s recipe is for you! I put together this Roasted Cranberry Balsamic Chicken Recipe as a tasty and festive alternative to turkey for holiday dinners. Truthfully, I’m not a big fan of turkey. And neither is most of my family. But we serve it every year because…well…tradition.

Pomegranate Apple Date Salad

Pomegranate, Apple, and Date Salad Recipe – 4 Points

One of my all time favorite Weight Watchers holiday salad recipes, I’ve made this Pomegranate, Apple, and Date Salad Recipe more times than I can recall! Not only is it lovely, but it’s super easy, and it works well as a complement to many meals. Traditionally, it’s always on my table every Rosh Hashanah, as it’s full of my foods that are symbolic of the holiday.

Winter Lentil Vegetable Soup

Winter Lentil Vegetable Soup Recipe – 3 Smart Points

Baby, it’s cold outside! Warm up with this tasty Weight Watchers Winter Lentil Vegetable Soup Recipe that’s packed with fiber to help you feel full, and Vitamin C to help ward off those seasonal viruses. The flavors of this vegan soup recipe are bright and fresh, and are the perfect anecdote to the winter blues

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey White Chili

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey White Chili Recipe – 10 Smart Points

Got some leftover turkey in your fridge? I sure do. And this Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey White Chili Recipe is exactly what I’m going to be using it in tomorrow. I’ve always felt that the leftover turkey just doesn’t taste as good as the other Thanksgiving side dishes do the next. It always ends up being the last leftover left. And given that turkey can tend to be a bit dry, putting it in a creamy chili is the perfect resolution. The calorie count for this recipe is based on a blend of both white and dark turkey meat. If you use just the white meat, then you can take off about 2 extra Smart Points. It’s such a filling and satisfying dish though, I think it’s worth it to keep the dark meat in there. If I make this for lunch tomorrow, it’ll easily keep me full until dinnertime, so…

Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes Recipe – 6 Smart Points

If you are looking for a healthy Thanksgiving side dish recipe this year, these Balsamic Roasted Sweet Potatoes are a fantastic alternative to candied yams. Yes, I know traditional candied yams are swimming in butter and melted marshmallow and nothing can quite compare to that, but these sweet potatoes are a LOT better for you and a great way to help you stay on track this holiday season.

Wild Rice Stuffing – 7 Points +

I love rice stuffing. For one thing, I can’t have the bread that’s in the store-bought stuffing mixes, so I love to use rice as a base for stuffing instead bread. I use a rice cooker, so it’s super easy to just toss everything into the rice cooker and turn it on. I come back in an hour and I have delicious rice stuffing ready to go. This one, I added thyme and sage, since those add a woodsy flavor to the stuffing. Adding cranberries and chopped walnuts gives it a delicious holiday flavor that goes so well with turkey. Using vegetable broth allows it to be a great vegan and vegetarian option, and it’s already gluten and dairy free. Most people will be a little hesitant when you tell them all that, but once they taste it, they’ll be asking for the recipe.

Green Bean Casserole – 3 Points +

Guess what? It’s nearly Thanksgiving! If you’re American and anything like me – it’s one of your favorite holidays. I love getting together with family and eating. There’s always new recipes to try and it’s so much fun to taste new creations while catching up with loved ones. But, as much fun as it is to try new dishes, it’s just as wonderful to have the old classics there every year as well. In fact, I think Thanksgiving is about the only time that I have green bean casserole. I’m not sure why I don’t make it the rest of the year, it’s so easy, delicious and everyone loves it. Not to mention – it’s only 3 points +! That is the best part, and you don’t even have to use fat free soup. With a little less onions sprinkled on top and skim milk, you’ve got a delicious and…

Pumpkin Cornbread

Pumpkin Cornbread Recipe – 4 Points +

Fall is officially in full swing, and like everyone else, I’m on a pumpkin craze. There are SO many amazing pumpkin flavored goodies and treats available right now, it’s insane! In addition to trying out some tasty looking products I find at the store, I’ve also been in the kitchen whipping up some homemade, healthy pumpkin recipes too.

Turkey with Cranberry Glaze – 3 Points +

Who doesn’t love turkey and cranberries? This wonderful stir fry combines those two flavors with a little flair of Asian. The ginger adds a little spice and the light soy sauce provides a tasty dark and salty flavor. Regular, dark or all purpose soy sauce can be used (all purpose is the most common), but the flavor will be much darker and heavier. This turkey ends up tender and moist each time with the tart and delicious cranberries adding a wonderful color and flavor. It’s quick and easy, and so delicious, you’ll make it again and again.

Low Calorie Pumpkin Pie

Low Calorie Pumpkin Pie Recipe – 5 Points +

No need to skip dessert this Thanksgiving….just try this healthier, low calorie Pumpkin Pie recipe instead. By making a few small tweaks to my mom’s traditional Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie, and switching out the high fat crust for a delicious whole wheat version, I was able to make this amazing Weight Watchers Pumpkin pie that is delicious, lovely, and just 5 Points + per serving!

Crusted Butternut Squash

Crusted Butternut Squash Recipe – 3 Points +

Recently, I came across the original version of this Crusted Butternut Squash Recipe at Sprouted Kitchen. And even though it’s the middle of summer, I suddenly was overcome with a desire for this fall recipe. I made just a few tweaks to the recipe, and was thrilled with how ridiculously delicious this butternut squash recipe was!

Roasted Sweet Potato Soup Recipe – 3 Points +

Oh, how I love soup this time of year. And even though I live in CA and the weather has been in the 70’s this week (don’t hate!), I still crave this velvety, rich, and creamy roasted sweet potato soup while I read all the news stories about everyone else surviving the blustery winter.

Pumpkin Soup with Spicy Chipotle Cream

Pumpkin Soup with Spicy Chipotle Cream – 2 Points +

It’s officially fall, folks! And what better way to kick off the season than with this delicious Pumpkin Soup Recipe with Spicy Chipotle Cream. The slightly sweet and savory mellowness of the pumpkin soup is perfectly complemented with a touch of heat from the chipotle seasoned yogurt. And I love that extra bit of creamy tartness from the yogurt!

Pimento Green Bean Casserole

Pimento Green Bean Casserole Recipe – 5 Points +

What’s the best way to eat your veggies? Why, smothered in cheese and bacon of course! I recently came across The Pioneer Woman’s Green Bean Casserole Recipe on Pinterest, and immediately knew I had to try this and make it healthier, and more of a Weight Watchers recipe. The bulk of the dish is green beans, so I just had to make some adaptations to the sauce.

Spicy Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges

Spicy Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges – 2 Points +

Most acorn squash recipes I’ve tried are sweet and simple, with a basic flavor palette. But I was determined to come up with something a bit more unique, with bold flavors. So with some acorn squash that I just received in my most recent Farm Fresh to You package, I got to work coming up with a tangy and spicy topping for my roasted acorn squash wedges. And I hit the jackpot with a Chile Lime Vinaigrette that I was actually planning on using for my salad.

Pumpkin French Toast Bake

Baked Pumpkin French Toast Recipe – 8 Points +

Tired of all the delicious, seasonal pumpkin recipes yet? I didn’t think so. Here’s another one for a Baked Pumpkin French Toast that is so good, it tastes more like dessert than breakfast. After seeing so many baked french toasts recipes floating around lately, I decided to give one a shot, even though I’m not a huge fan of french toast.

Roasted Sage and Pomegranate Chicken

Roasted Sage and Pomegranate Chicken Recipe – 8 Points +

Yes, I know it’s Thanksgiving and here I am already making a suggestion for Christmas dinner. But my turkey is in the oven, my house smells divine and I’m just full of food holiday happiness right now. A few weeks before Thanksgiving, I was toying with some ideas for a light Christmas dinner, and ended up with this incredible Roasted Sage and Pomegranate Chicken Recipe that was so flavorful and so good, I may end up making it again before Christmas.

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