Top 5 Thanksgiving Sides That Won't Pack on the Pounds

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Food. Family. Food. Football. Food. The Thanksgiving Day itinerary circles back to one thing as often as possible: eating. You might argue that one day of stuffing your belly full of sweet potato casserole and corn pudding never hurt anyone. The problem is that sometimes this one-day event triggers an entire season of gluttony. Is it possible to eat healthy on turkey day?

Sure it is. With a few simple alterations and substitutions, you can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal -- and you may not even have to unbutton your pants afterward. Read on for five healthy Thanksgiving side dishes!