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10 Tips to 'Lighten the Load' on Thanksgiving

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Turkey on fancy serving plate.
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Dinner plate including sliced turkey and sides.
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Create new traditions with a 'lighter menu' approach


Pile of halved brussels sprouts on chopping board.
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A new spin on brussels sprouts


A dressed baked potato.
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Try stuffed instead of sweet potatoes


A serving dish of crushed cranberry sauce.
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Dress the cranberries


A bowl of stuffing with garnish.
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Bake the stuffing


Bowl of butternut squash soup.
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A soup recipe swap-out


Tray of green bean casserole.
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Go green bean healthy


Two glasses of fresh iced tea with mint garnish.
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Lose the high-cal liquids


Amy Hendel, P.A.

Amy Hendel, P.A.

@HealthGal1103

Known as The HealthGal, Amy Hendel P.A. is a medical and lifestyle reporter, nutrition and fitness expert, Health Coach and brand ambassador. Trained as a physician assistant, she maintains a health coach private practice in New York and Los Angeles. Author of The Four Habits of Healthy Families, find her on Twitter @HealthGal1103 and on Facebook at TheHealthGal. Check “Daily Health News” at www.healthgal.com. Her personal mantra? “Fix it first with food, fitness, and lifestyle.”