Thanksgiving Recipe Makeover: How to Cut Calories at Thanksgiving Dinner

3. Creamed Onions

Calories Saved: 181

Creamed onions don’t need cream. It’s easy to lighten up creamed onions by using less butter and opting for low-fat milk instead of cream. But the real magic in this recipe is that we roast the onions before adding them to the sauce. This step caramelizes the onions and intensifies the flavor, which you may find sadly lacking if you go back to a traditional version.

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Creamed Onions

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  EatingWell Recipe Traditional Recipe Amount Saved % Cut
Calories 117 298 181 61%
Fat (g) 5 21 16 76%
Saturated Fat (g) 2 13 11 85%
Sodium (mg) 243 634 391 62%
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