The Diet Detective: 6 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes


Healthy Thanksgiving Turkey Wrap

Healthy recipe by: Chef Yos Schwartz from The Fresh Diet
(Makes 4 servings)

2 cups chopped leftover cooked turkey breast
1/2 cup diced granny smith apple
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
3 tablespoons nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup leftover cranberry sauce
1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 (8-inch) whole-wheat tortillas
2 cups baby spinach
1. Combine first nine ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly, set aside. To assemble a wrap, lay tortillas out. Place 1/2 cup of spinach on the bottom edge of each tortilla and top each with a quarter of the turkey mixture.

2. Fold bottom of tortilla over most of the filling, fold over sides and roll up. Repeat with remaining tortillas, slice in half and serve.
Nutritional Information (one wrap)

  • Approximately 276 calories
  • 3 g fat
  • 38 g carbohydrate
  • 4 g fiber
  • 23 g protein

Pumpkin Pie Pop

Healthy recipe by: Jessica Welsch and Stephanie Williams of The HopeFULL Company (Recipe taken from The HopeFULL Gift Pack)
(Makes 5 servings)


3/4 cup whole milk (or low-fat)
1 cup canned pumpkin
3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
3 tablespoons natural creamy peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides if necessary. Pour into HopeFULL tray (or other ice pop tray), add wooden spoon-sticks and freeze for three hours. Pop out of the tray and store in a freezer bag until you are ready to serve.
Nutritional Information (two frozen pops)

  • 127 calories
  • 7 g fat
  • 78 mg sodium
  • 13 g carbohydrate
  • 3 g fiber
  • 5 g protein

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Charles Stuart Platkin is an Active Expert, nutrition and public health advocate, author of the best seller Breaking the Pattern (Plume, 2005), Breaking the FAT Pattern (Plume, 2006) and Lighten Up (Penguin USA/Razorbill, 2006) and founder of Integrated Wellness Solutions and Sign up for The Diet Detective newsletter free at

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