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
Dress Up Roasted Squash
Dressings aren’t just for salad. You can make simply roasted squash taste just as feast-worthy by swapping saturated fat-laden butter with an easy, homemade vinaigrette. For instance, place 2 parts lightly nutty pecan oil and 1 part white wine or champagne vinegar into a jar, seasoned with salt and pepper to taste. Shake until emulsified and drizzle over squash along with a sprinkling of chopped toasted pecans.
Pecan oil and pecans are high in monounsaturated fatty acids, which may help with the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and may lower bad blood cholesterol levels.