Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Most people don't know that some Butterball turkeys come
 pre-stuffed and don't even need defrosting. 

Just run under hot water, remove packaging and gravy packet, place in a dark roaster pan, insert a meat thermometer, set the right temp on the oven and a few hours later you have a perfect turkey and stuffing. (Make sure and check the directions inside the package.)

I highly recommend that you do not use the turkey drippings to make gravy.  College Inn Turkey Broth has no fat and quickly makes a tasty gravy.  Make your favorite recipe only use two 14.5 ounce cans of broth in a saucepan and add 1/2 Knorr chicken bullion cube.  If it gets lumpy, just pour it through a strainer.   
Or, you can just buy Heinz Roasted Turkey Gravy and just heat it up! 
It has NO fat and Target has it for only $.79 a jar through Saturday!

Since canned cranberries have 22 grams of sugar per serving, I like to cook them up fresh.  Just rinse the berries well, add 1.5 to 2 cups of Splenda and follow directions on the bag.  These are tart but eliminating all that sugar is a  good idea.  With no fat, no sodium, only 6 grams of carbs and 20% of your vitamin C, these berries are really good for you.

Think about substituting sweet potatoes for white ones.  They are loaded with vitamin A, potassium, vitamin C, B6, Riboflavin, Copper, Pantothetic Acid and Folic Acid.  And, they taste great when mashed with light butter and topped with Splenda and cinnamom.  Corn has no fat either, so that's a good choice. Along with an apple pie made with Splenda, you can top off any meal without a sugar/fat/salt overload. 

Of course, a long walk after dinner with people you love will help your heart and make you feel great any day.

Here's a tip for Christmas giving:
Bring your digital camera to the Thanksgiving festivities and snap lots of photos.
Later, you can pick the best ones, print them out and frame them for a gift.  People really love these! 

What are your Thanksgiving suggestions?
Comment below by clicking "comments."
Thank you!


  1. Sounds delisious. Can't wait for Turkey Day.

  2. Yes on the sweet potatoes! I'm a total convert. Good idea about the cranberries. Am I getting any of this when I drive to NY?

  3. I had no idea that Butterball had a turkey you don't have to thaw out before cooking - great idea. I took a course in nutrition, and the doctor who taught the class said not to use sweet and low, splenda, aspartame - only to use the natural sugars like Stevia or Truvia as they do not have chemicals in them.


  4. Dee. dumont @comcast.netNovember 22, 2009 at 9:20 AM

    Very nice tips. Thanks. Can't wait until turky day.


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