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
Go for the Good Stuff(ing)
Stuffing may well be one of the most beloved holiday side dishes, but with most recipes calling for a stick of butter, it’s a choice that’s laden with saturated fat. Lighten up this favorite dish by swapping butter for olive oil. You don’t need much. Use just enough chicken or vegetable broth to make the stuffing mixture moist, then drizzle in up to about ½ cup of olive oil to lend a touch of richness.
Besides enhancing the taste, olive oil may contribute toward good health. It’s a good source of monounsaturated fatty acids, which may help lower harmful blood cholesterol levels.