• By Jen O'Hara

Housecall: Healthy Options for Thanksgiving

November 23, 2015

connucopia basket of mixed fruits, harvest, healthy foods
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HEALTHY RECIPES
Roasted turkey with balsamic sauce
Low-fat turkey gravy
Wild rice (or quinoa) stuffing
Sweet potatoes and roasted bananas

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