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25 Delicious Thanksgiving Recipes You Can't Even Tell Are A Little Healthier

All of the essentials, but a little bit better for you.

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Thanksgiving is finally here, and we've readied our stomachs and put on our stretchy pants.

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But, while we would never expect you to restrain yourself from the beauty that is a Thanksgiving meal, maybe you're looking for slightly healthier options to feast on this holiday.

Just in case, we rounded up recipes that took traditional turkey-day dishes and threw them together with vegetables, lean protein, and other delicious, whole ingredients so that they're a little better for you.



6. Individual Baked Apple Crisps

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Basically a crustless apple pie recipe, made for you by BuzzFeed Food editor Christine Byrne.

Recipe: Core 8 medium apples without cutting all the way through to the bottom — leave about a ½-inch of uncut apple at the bottom — then cut away a little bit extra so there’s a well in each apple about ¾-inch thick. Put the apples on a lined baking sheet, then sprinkle each apple with cinnamon and 1 teaspoon brown sugar, and top with 1 teaspoon unsalted butter. Bake until the apple is very soft, 30–35 minutes. Serve warm, topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with your favorite maple granola.