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Nourishing Light Delights for Your Holiday Feast

Thanksgiving dinner isn't complete without a delightful dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth. But this year, let's keep things wholesome and heart-healthy by indulging in nutritious yet delicious sweets. We've put together three healthy Thanksgiving dessert recipes that will make your holiday even more special. Plus, we've included nutrition information to help you make informed choices for your holiday feast.

1. Pumpkin Pie Parfait


  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons crushed graham crackers (optional)

Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 150
  • Protein: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 15g
  • Fat: 0.5g


  • In a bowl, mix pumpkin puree, Greek yogurt, honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Layer the pumpkin mixture with crushed graham crackers (optional) in serving glasses.
  • Refrigerate for an hour before serving.

2. Apple Cranberry Crisp


  • 4 cups sliced apples
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds

Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 180
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugars: 16g
  • Fat: 6g


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Toss sliced apples and cranberries in a baking dish.
  • In a bowl, mix rolled oats, almond flour, honey, and cinnamon. Sprinkle the mixture over the fruit.
  • Top with chopped almonds.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the fruit is tender and the topping is golden.

3. Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries


  • 12 fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil

Nutrition Information (per serving, 2 strawberries):

  • Calories: 70
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Fat: 4g


  • Wash and dry strawberries thoroughly.
  • Melt dark chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave in 30-second intervals.
  • Dip strawberries in the melted chocolate mixture and place them on a parchment-lined tray.
  • Chill until the chocolate is set.

This Thanksgiving, you can have your cake (or pie) and eat it too, guilt-free! These healthy Thanksgiving dessert recipes are designed to satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping your health in mind. We've also provided nutrition information to help you make informed choices.

Indulge in the flavors of the season without overindulging. With these nutritious desserts, your Thanksgiving feast will be complete, and your well-being will remain a top priority. Enjoy your holiday, and savor every bite of these heart-healthy treats!

Feel free to adjust the ingredients and instructions as needed, and add any personal touches or variations to make these healthy Thanksgiving desserts your own. Enjoy your wholesome and delicious holiday sweets!