The Healthy Thanksgiving Menu That Oprah Loves
Photo: Mike Garten
The subtle, cramel-y sweetness of maple syrup is an instant upgrade for a quintessential Thanksgiving dessert. And since your tongue won't be overwhelmed by sugar, you can actually taste the pumpkin in this almost-too-pretty-to-eat treat from Tieghan Gerard, blogger and author of Half Baked Harvest Cookbook.
Get the recipe: Pumpkin Tart with Chai Cream and Maple-Glazed Pumpkin Seeds Recipe
Pecans are high in protein, fiber, and healthy fats—meaning they take longer to digest than a white-flour crust, warding off a post-dessert crash.