A Gourmet Done Skinny Healthy Thanksgiving Menu

Looking for a healthy Thanksgiving menu without sacrificing taste? Check out these delicious healthy Thanksgiving recipes! I've even included healthy Thanksgiving Sides and healthy Thanksgiving desserts. Of course Thanksgiving is the one day that everyone loves to splurge but your guests won't even realize these are on the healthier side because they are so yummy! Jump to Menu Table of contentsHow to plan an easy healthy ThanksgivingMy Healthy Thanksgiving MenuThanksgiving Menu ...

Instant Pot Manhattan Cranberry Sauce

Instant Pot Manhattan Cranberry Sauce is a unique cranberry sauce with orange juice, pineapple, bourbon and sweet vermouth. Its name, comes from the holiday drink - "Cranberry Manhattan." The original recipe was given to me by Nancy Kamens who belongs to a Facebook Group I'm in, called, Instant Pot Weight Watcher Recipes . She was kind enough to share the recipe. I told her I would adapt it for the Instant Pot and add my own touches including WW Smart Points. What's the difference ...

Chicken and Mushroom Stuffed Acorn Squash

These healthy Chicken and Mushroom Stuffed Acorn Squash are filled with a savory combination of chicken, asparagus, chanterelles, herbs and parmesan cheese. Perfect for the fall season! Leave out the chicken if you wish. Also makes a great Thanksgiving side dish! How to cut Acorn Squash - Two Ways! You can cut the acorn squash in two ways - vertical or horizontal. Make sure the acorn squash is dry, you don't want it slipping out of your hands. Use a very sharp big knife. I have a ...

Roasted Brussels Sprouts in Creamy Parmesan Sauce

You will love these Roasted Brussels Sprouts in a light Creamy Parmesan Sauce even if you're not a brussels sprouts lover. This unique combination of the bacon, garlic and sherry with the parmesan cream sauce makes these brussels sprouts so decadent! My husband and I first had a version of these (of course way more calories than my recipe I'm sure) at Roy's Ko Olina in Hawaii. They were absolutely amazing! I didn't even realize brussels sprouts could taste so good! This recipe is a great ...

Quick and Easy Spicy Chocolate Snaps

Quick and Easy Spicy Chocolate Snaps are to die for - a spicy, chewy, chocolate cookie combination! And if you're a red wine lover, these little cookies are it! Nothing makes me happier than savoring one of these yummy spicy cookies with a nice glass of Syrah or Cabernet. Ok, skinny cookies? Yeah not so much. This recipe is definitely under my, "Not So Skinny Recipes," section. Every once in a while though you've got to live and this one is worth the splurge. But keep reading and I'll tell you ...

Instant Pot Gourmet Crack Chicken

This Instant Pot Gourmet Crack Chicken is so good, you're going to want to eat more than one serving! I've added my gourmet touches and lightened it up a bit using low fat (reduced) cream cheese, bacon crumbles instead of frying the bacon in the Instant Pot. Even though it's "lightened up," it's still super delicious. Serve it over cauliflower rice or cold in lettuce wraps for a low carb option.  Why is it called "Crack Chicken?" It's called Crack Chicken because it's so addicting ...

Easy Air Fryer Halibut with Creamy Parmesan Sauce

This healthy air fryer halibut is slightly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Using the air fryer to cook fish is super quick and easy! Serve the air fryer halibut over arugula and wild rice. Top with the Creamy Parmesan Sauce. Because the halibut is low in calories and points, you can afford to dress it up a bit with a few tablespoons of Creamy Parmesan Sauce and still be on track! Cooking fish can be intimidating Cooking fish was intimidating at first for me. I ...

Quick and Easy Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce

Wondering what to do with all of your cherry tomatoes? Want a quick, easy delicious fresh tasting sauce for pasta or chicken?  Try my quick and easy Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce! You can use an immersion blender to completely blend it into a sauce, or freeze it as is for bruschetta, or to have roasted tomatoes on hand. The choice is yours! I like having a mixture of both on hand for different purposes. (Updated August 31, 2020) This post does contain affiliate links which means ...

Easy Chipotle Grilled Steak Fajitas

This grilled steak fajita recipe is made using flank steak and my Quick and Easy Chipotle Beef Marinade. The recipe is super simple to make, just mix the marinade ingredients, marinate for at least 5 hours and grill! Serve with my homemade tortillas, my tomatillo green salsa and grilled veggies for the perfect meal! Delicious grilled steak fajitas are a treat anytime! What's the difference between skirt steak and flank steak? Both are long and odd looking cuts of meat. Skirt ...

Quick and Easy Chipotle Beef Fajita Marinade

Make this quick and easy beef fajita marinade with fresh lime juice, olive oil and my homemade chipotle seasoning. This is a great marinade for making steak fajitas and Mexican chicken fajitas. The chipotle beef fajita marinade tastes best when you marinate the meat overnight, but a few hours will do! Using my homemade chipotle seasoning makes this marinade very versatile! This Chipotle Beef Fajita Marinade uses my Homemade Chipotle Seasoning. You can use it for flank steak, ...