Diabetic-Friendly Thanksgiving Favorites

5. Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

This holiday favorite can be made healthier with a few tweaks. By substituting canned green beans for fresh and swapping the traditional sauce for the low-calorie version provided in this recipe, you can reduce your fat, carbs, and sodium. This side dish should be consumed in moderation, as the modified version still contains 14 grams of carbohydrates per serving.

4. Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”

One cup-sized serving of this delicious version of the Thanksgiving essential contains a mere 6 grams of carbohydrates. Traditional mashed potatoes? The same serving size boasts a whopping 35 grams. By swapping the potatoes for cauliflower, you can reduce your carbs and calories while boosting your intake of Vitamins K and C. Check out the easy-to-follow tutorial below.

You can’t go wrong with this cranberry relish recipe on the next page!

L.D. and her ten-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved to Seattle two years ago from Tucson, Arizona. They chose Seattle because they heard that's where they kept all the good coffee - plus Ella learned about grass. L. De Mello likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.