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.
KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA 1 of 11This 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 11Instead 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 11This gorgeous tea cake is light, moist and full of fall caramel flavors.
Make light brown sugar tea cake
Guilt-free Turtle Brownies 4 of 11Skip the heavy pies and make these walnut-topped, guilt-free brownies instead!
Make guilt free turtle brownies
Cranberry Eton Mess 5 of 11This 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 11A 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 11This 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 11This 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 11This 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 11These tasty crepes are packed with healthy apples, maple whipped topping optional!
Make crepes with apples
Healthier Carrot Cake 11 of 11A delicious carrot cake is always welcome at Thanksgiving. Try this healthier version made with yogurt and whole-wheat flour.
Make healthier carrot cake
Looking for more Turkey Day recipes? Check out these 10 turkey alternatives for Thanksgiving!