Can you really do Thanksgiving dinner without butter? Yes—and the results are more delicious than you’d expect.
Thanksgiving and butter traditionally go hand in hand, but you won’t be disappointed if you decide to ditch all of that saturated fat this year. These 5 classic dishes get a flavor boost from better-for-you oils instead of butter.
Provided by Dr. Oz The Good Life Magazine
Create a Better Sweet Potato Casserole
Oh, sweet, buttery sweet potato casserole. There’s no substitute for it, right? Not so. You can lower the saturated fat levels of the classic version by swapping whole milk or whipping cream for 1% milk and using a buttery spread made with plant-based oils in place of butter. These kinds of buttery spreads contain oils like canola, soybean or olive, all of which contain beneficial fats that studies show may support heart health.
To reduce some of the dish’s refined sugar, flavor the potatoes with fresh-squeezed orange juice or all-fruit apricot jam first, then add just enough sugar to get to your desired sweetness.