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10 Amazing Skinny Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

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Cranberry Eton Mess

Thanksgiving can be a daunting time for those watching their weight. I do my best to keep my eating habits under control during the holidays — it can be tough — so I focus on eating small portions and making lighter recipes. I figured that there are probably a few of you in the same boat so I rounded up some of our lighter dessert recipes on The Family Kitchen. They would all be delicious to serve at Thanksgiving and will definitely help lighten the load.


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    This pretty salad is great for both kids and adults and will brighten up any Thanksgiving table.
    Make confetti quinoa salad
  • No Bake Blueberry Yogurt Cheesecake 2 of 11
    No Bake Blueberry Yogurt Cheesecake
    Instead of cream cheese, use flavored yogurt to make a delicious cheesecake everyone will love.
    Make blueberry yogurt cheesecake
  • Light Brown Sugar Tea Cake 3 of 11
    Light Brown Sugar Tea Cake
    This gorgeous tea cake is light, moist and full of fall caramel flavors.
    Make light brown sugar tea cake
  • Guilt-free Turtle Brownies 4 of 11
    Guilt-free Turtle Brownies
    Skip the heavy pies and make these walnut-topped, guilt-free brownies instead!
    Make guilt free turtle brownies
  • Cranberry Eton Mess 5 of 11
    Cranberry Eton Mess
    This traditional British dessert is full of fall flavor and served in individual cups for a beautiful presentation.
    Make cranberry eton mess
  • Classic Blueberry Pavlova 6 of 11
    Classic Blueberry Pavlova
    A classic fruit pavlova is a terrific light dessert everyone loves. Substitute cranberries for blueberries to give it a fresh fall twist!
    Make blueberry pavlova
  • 4-Ingredient Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt 7 of 11
    4-Ingredient Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt
    This delicious yogurt is a cinch to make and would be delicious served after a heavy turkey dinner.
    Make pumpkin frozen yogurt
  • Raspberry Fool 8 of 11
    Raspberry Fool
    This simple dessert is studded with fresh fruit sweet cream and comes in small servings that are perfect for easy portion control.
    Make raspberry fool
  • Fresh & Fit Strawberry Pie 9 of 11
    Fresh & Fit Strawberry Pie
    This tasty pie can be made with fresh or frozen strawberries. It's heavy on taste and light on calories!
    Make fresh strawberry pie
  • Crepes with Sauteed Apples & Maple Whipped Cream 10 of 11
    Crepes with Sauteed Apples & Maple Whipped Cream
    These tasty crepes are packed with healthy apples, maple whipped topping optional!
    Make crepes with apples
  • Healthier Carrot Cake 11 of 11
    Healthier Carrot Cake
    A delicious carrot cake is always welcome at Thanksgiving. Try this healthier version made with yogurt and whole-wheat flour.
    Make healthier carrot cake

Photo: Julie VR

Looking for more Turkey Day recipes? Check out these 10 turkey alternatives for Thanksgiving!

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