The BEST news for this holiday season is that you don't have to cut donuts out of your diet!! YAY! More good news: they are PUMPKIN donuts! All my basic white girls jump for joy because these pumpkin donuts are not only pumpkin but also have a delicious maple cinnamon glaze!
These donuts are made by Live Well Bake Often and they have put together a recipe that makes these donuts A LOT healthier than your favorite bakery makes them. Why are they healthier? Well these donuts only have 5 grams of fat. That is a big deal. Normal donuts range from 10 - 17 grams of fat. This recipe will be a life saver this fall and winter season and it will be one that your Thanksgiving guests will love!
If you're not drooling well you should be because this next low fat recipe is made with just 6 ingredients. This recipe is not only low fat but simple and easy to make. This is one reason why we love Rachel Mansfield. All of her recipes are easy to make and loaded with flavor!
Surprise your Thanksgiving guests with a soon to be all time favorite treat by making these Pumpkin Almond Butter Cups this holiday season!
Pumpkin Chocolate Torte with Pumpkin Whipped Cream.
This light and airy dessert is the perfect way to end a heavy Thanksgiving meal. Deep rich chocolate with the best this season has to offer: PUMPKIN. And best of all it's not only low fat but also low carb!
YUM. Enough said.
Having for an elegant Thanksgiving dinner party? This dessert is exceptionally elegant and will leave everyone talking about it till next year!
This elegant dessert is a Maple Pumpkin Custard with Crystallized Ginger. YES, PLEASE. What's even better? Your guests won't even know that this dessert is low fat because it is full of delicious fall time flavors. Yay!!
This Thanksgiving dessert is a Pumpkin Butterscotch Gingerbread Trifle. This is another elegant thanksgiving dessert that is a lot easier to make than a custard. All the elegance and less fuss.
Alternating layers of gingerbread cake, pumpkin butterscotch pudding, and whipped cream. Extremely elegant, easy to make, and it can be made the night before so that it is one less thing you have to worry about on Thanksgiving day.
This dessert combines the best of both worlds. Chocolate and expresso. One reason why we love this Thanksgiving dessert is because it is so different from the traditional pumpkin pie. Change things up this year and have fun with your dessert!
Not feeling the pumpkin this holiday season but still want to be festive? This low fat recipe is for you. Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Marshmallow Frosting.
Apple not only replaces some of the oil in this recipe but it also helps to keep these cupcakes moist! A moist cupcake with rich marshmallow frosting. Nothing could be better than that this holiday season.
This is another nontraditional dessert that is 100% festive for this holiday season.
Everyone loves apple pie but sometimes apple pie can get old and boring. This Thanksgiving make Apple Pie Granita instead. Still achieves the tradition of having apple pie without any of the boring pie part.
Bonus: This recipe is full of Vitamin C and antioxidants. So its not only healthy, festive, and FAT FREE but it is also nutrient dense! You shouldn't have to cut out desserts to be healthy and this recipe proves that!
Time to get back to pumpkin flavored desserts because pumpkin is life.
This dessert recipe is for Frozen Pumpkin Tartlets and it is delicious. Bite size desserts that everyone will love. This dessert is especially good after a heavy dinner that leaves all of your guests WAY too full for a whole slice of pie. Still a delicious pumpkin dessert that this holiday calls for while making sure that your guests are able to enjoy their desserts despite of how full they are from their Thanksgiving feast.
Three words: Lemon Pudding Cake.
This low fat recipe takes 35 minutes to cook and 20 to cool. Our advice would be to throw these in the oven shortly after dinner. That way while dessert is cooking everyone can digest their thanksgiving dinner and be ready to fully enjoy dessert when it comes out of the oven. Your guests will LOVE this perfectly fresh just baked dessert.
Another reason why you should make this desert: portion control. This is one of the hardest things about staying healthy during the holidays. Everyone struggles with this. Desserts are so good that even when we are full we still want to eat one or two more slices of pie. That is why we love this dessert because not only is it low fat and relatively low carb but it aids itself to portion control. You bake just enough for each of your guests to have one. That way everyone gets a delicious dessert and there is no way to over indulge and go back for seconds or thirds.
Chocolate Decadence. That just sounds magical. If you need any other reason to make this dessert this holiday season then you are crazy! Just kidding.
All jokes aside, this dessert is an ultra-rich mousse like cake that will crush any chocolate craving you have during the holidays this year. This recipe is awesome for a stress free Thanksgiving day because it actually tastes better if it is made the day before and chilled overnight! One less thing to cook is such a life saver on a holiday like Thanksgiving. That way you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your family!
Last but not least we couldn't leave out a low fat healthy recipe for PUMPKIN PIE. This recipe is for Grandmas Pumpkin Pie Squares and it is definitely drool worthy.
Crunchy on the top and creamy on the inside. This is a winner. If your family LOVES their traditions and can't go a Thanksgiving with out their pumpkin pie than this recipe is a must! They will love just as much if not more and you will love how low fat and healthy this recipe is!
Happy Holidays. Hope Thanksgiving is a memorable and delicious one!