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
Give Green Beans an Asian Flair
Green beans don’t need to swim in butter to get great flavor. Instead, try drizzling just enough toasted sesame oil (about 1 to 2 teaspoons) to coat crisp-steamed green beans, then toss with toasted sesame seeds and fresh grated ginger. Or, create a vinaigrette with 2 parts sesame oil, 1 part rice wine vinegar, grated ginger to taste and 1 small clove of garlic, diced.
Both the sesame seeds and sesame oil deliver healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids and a type of omega-6 fatty acid called linoleic acid.