Thanksgiving yums that won't put weight on the tum

This Thanksgiving holiday it can be difficult to not divulge in all of the amazing goodies on the dinner table.

It also isn't hard to believe that, according to

The American Council on Exercise

, the average Thanksgiving meal equals 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat.

But I was able to scrounge up a couple of websites that offer lighter options for Thanksgiving sides and desserts.

Eating Well has a an article that offers 7 healthy Thanksgiving sides and desserts.

If you like traditional pumpkin pie you can spice it up with rum.

They also have a healthy recipe for green bean casserole which skips all of the canned soup and sodium. You can find the full recipe



If you are anything like me I am always going for the sweets. Last year I discovered my love for sweet potato casserole.

Eating Well has a healthy alternative recipe for this yummy dish.

They use crushed pineapples, toasted pecans and airy, slightly sweet meringue.

You can find the full Meringue-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole recipe



I also found 18 healthy dessert recipes at


They have everything from a pear and ginger cheesecake,oat-meal nut crunch apple pie, frozen pumpkin mousse pie, deep dish apple pie and much more.

You can find the full list of healthy dessert recipes