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November 23, 2009


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In my chunky homemade cranberry sauce recipe, I now use pure maple syrup instead of turbinado sugar.


Ow! I love this idea. I am in charge of snacks and some baked goods for our thanksgiving weekend. I am going to have to revisit the recipes I was going to make and health one of them up. Hopefully I'll be back here with a great recipe!

Lauren @ Eater not a runner

This is such a great idea! I am making some desserts in the next few days so I will have to start thinking....


I'm up for another challenge! Count me in!


Ok, here is my healthy version with the healthy substitutes. I do have to mention that the full-fat version is delicious (once a year can't hurt, no?)

My Healthy Version of "Spooned" Cornbread
1 can cream corn
1 can kernel corn (do not drain)
1 stick of margarine or butter substitute
1 cup (8oz) fat free sour cream
1 box of Jiffy corn muffin mix
2 eggs slightly beaten (USE equivalent of Eggbeaters for HEALTHY version)

Combine all and put in greased (spray with Pam) dish or pan and bake at 350 for about 45 min. If you want to make a bigger batch, double all ingredients and cook for about 1 hr. to 1 hr. 15 min. Test with toothpick or lightly touch top of center to see if firm - you don't want to overcook or it will be dry.

Nasoya Abby

Add Tofu to your stuffing! It will fill you up faster and give you a protein boost! Stir fry a block of Nasoya extra firm tofu, crumbled, with a tsp of olive oil until golden brown and toss it in your stuffing. Tofu absorbs flavor, so try mixing it into the recipes you already know and love.

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Give our Key Lime or Chocolate Creme recipes using Silken Style Creations a try. All the flavor but low in fat and dairy free!

Katy Widrick

I'm in -- I think this is a fabulous idea! I'll be back with my plans.

Melanie Feeney

My contribution this year is homemade Irish soda bread. Instead of making both loaves with white flour, one loaf will be white, and the other will be whole-grain spelt. Spelt is a really great alternative for those who suffer mildly from wheat intolerance. The other healthy ingredient is low-fat buttermilk.

By the way, I just started looking at this blog a few weeks ago and I'm working my way through the archives - great ideas and great insight into chic, healthy living. Keep up the good work!


Great idea! I'm making pumpkin bread for our Thanksgiving celebration, and I'm going to substitute wheat flour for white flour in the recipe. I'm also going to add some ground flaxseed to the dry ingredients!

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We will be going light on the mashed potato butter and are steaming our green beans - before topping them with Gorgonzola :)


I'm in- my great grandma's cold oven pound cake is killer- 800 calories a sliver (and I mean teeny tiny sliver). I'm going to pour over the recipe and see what I can do- and I'm going to try to "health" up my grandma's famous sweet potato pie recipe... eek!


This is lovely! Count me in!Can't wait to get started on this... I'm not completely decided what I'll do for the challenge, but I'm so up for it! I'll be back tomorrow to let you know what I decide on!


Hey girl! Posting my recipe changes today!! I made banana muffins. I made them vegan by utilizing flax/water instead of egg and I subbed applesauce in place of the vegetable oil. I also added walnuts for some healthy fats and protein ;) Recipe will be up after 4 pm on my blog :)


You guys are GREAT! Keep the entries coming! :) Thank you sooooo much for playing! Remember you can enter more than once. One entry = one comment per dish (you can enter for each dish you make but you must leave a separate comment for each entry!


Count me in. I am going to make a vegan pumpkin bread instead of traditional pumpkin bread. The recipe will be posted soon!

Jessica @ JJsVinBlanc

For my leftover T-day casserole I used homemade cornbread, fresh organic bakery sourdough bread, homemade organic cranberry sauce, organic turkey gravy, and a free range bird. I also lightened our sweet potato casserole by using less butter and sugar.

For our dessert I added ground flax seed to our Cranberry Date Bars, along with using organic fresh cranberries and bulk bin dates and oats.


Here's my vegan pumpkin bread recipe. It tasted just as good as the real thing but had no animal products.

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