2 Fantastic {Skinny} Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is that time of year when most ‘diets’ and healthy eating go out the window! That doesn’t have to be the case this Holiday season… with the help of Unilever’s: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spread you and your family can make your favorite delicious Thanksgiving recipes a little healthier with just a simple substitution! 

Here are two of our family’s favorite Thanksgiving recipes that we’ve made a little lighter this holiday season:

Light Dutch Apple Pie {with an easy crumble crust}

Growing up, I had my fair share of fabulous Dutch Apple Pies, probably because it’s my Dad’s favorite pie! He would often ‘stumble’ upon a ‘new’ brand at the grocery store, one of his client’s at work would bake one for him, or he would drop hints to my mom at how great an apple pie sounded. Needless to say, because of this, I can be rather picky when it comes to apple pie! A few years ago, I stumbled upon a recipe that sounded pretty good so I gave it a try; it wasn’t bad! However, after a few years of ‘tweeking’ my recipe, my husband (and my Dad) would agree that I’ve landed upon a GREAT Dutch Apple Pie recipe! One of my favorite parts of this recipe is that the fabulous crumble topping is also the crumble crust; making it easy, fast, and delicious!

This season, as our family has been eating healthier, we have ‘lightened’ the recipe but maintained the same delicious flavor thanks to I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!


  •  2 cups all- purpose flour
  • 1 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spread
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 3 cups diced peeled tart apples
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


 1. Combine the first four ingredients, set aside 1 1/4 cup for topping.

2. Press the remaining crumb mixture into a ungreased 9-in. pie plate; set aside.

3. Filling: Combine sugar, cornstarch and water in a saucepan; whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil. Then cook for 1 minute or until thickened.

4. Remove from the heat; stir in apples an vanilla. Pour into crust; top with crumb mixture.

5. Bake at 350 degree F. for 40-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes 

Thanksgiving is not complete without mashed potatoes; a staple at every Thanksgiving celebration!  This is a fabulous light or ‘skinny’ recipe for fabulous Skinny Garlic Mashed Potatoes that our family loves originally from Skinnytaste.com. Whoever said skinny recipes have to taste bland? The garlic and fresh herbs in this recipe leave nothing more to be desired in your mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving, except another serving!


  • 2 lbs (4 medium) yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 large garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  • 1/4 cup fat free sour cream
  • 1/4 cup fat free chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk
  • 1 tbsp I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter 
  • salt, to taste
  • dash of fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup of fresh herbs of choice: parsley, thyme, tarragon

1. Put potatoes and garlic in a large pot with salt and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat.

2. Simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain and then empty potatoes and garlic into a mixing bowl or stand mixer bowl.

3.  Add sour cream, broth, milk, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spread, and herbs. Mash or mix until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Thank you to Good to Know & Unilever Spreads for being a sponsor. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.


  1. I had some much fun with this campaign! Loving these recipes.

  2. Yummy!!! I am SO trying that apple pie recipe — thanks for sharing!!!

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