Lighten Up, America!

We sent Cooking Light's tireless contributing editor, Allison Fishman Task, on a mission: to crisscross the country in search of favorite regional foods and to lighten them for a country that is starting to think hard about what it eats. Buy the Book: Lighten Up, America!

Lighter American Side Dishes

Everyone always talks about the main dish, but a really good side dish can steal the show. Here we keep the calories low enough so that a second helping won’t do much damage.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Photo: Oxmoor House

Lighten Up, Side Dishes!

What would Thanksgiving be without sweet potato casserole? Who wants meat without the potatoes? Feel free to dig into these significantly lighter casseroles and veggie dishes that will delight your family and dinner guests.

For example, a delicious serving of Brussels Sprouts with Bacon.

Roasting Brussels sprouts really brings out their nutty flavor, which goes so well with smoky bacon and sweet red onions.

View Recipe: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

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