I'm cooking some
of it. 3 of us are doing it this year, my sis-in-law, my mother-in-law, and myself. Since we have a big crowd and not everyone is into the "healthy eating" thing (especially on Thanksgiving) we don't usually worry about making everything "diet" or lowfat. Now, anytime I cook anything
for any occasion, I cut fat and calories where I can. I'm always trimming the fat and calories in one way or the other. But I've been on my new lifestyle since June of last year, so I've already been through one Thanksgiving and I learned pretty quick not to stress myself out over what I'm going to eat and how much on that particular day. It's not worth it to me. It's only one day a year.
That doesn't mean I gorge myself (although I'd like to! lol) but if I want a particular dish, then I have some. I usually take a little bit of everything, eat one plateful, have a little dessert and leave it at that. The worst that could happen is I'd eat 3500 (what it takes to gain a pound of fat) calories and gain back one pound. Heck, I've done that before in the past and I guarantee that won't be the last time. I can get that pound back off in no time.
I guess my point is that although I do my best to make sure the dishes I fix are as healthy as possible, I don't stress myself out over the food during the holidays, especially when I've got a picky crowd to feed that freaks out if they just see anything labeled "lite". No way can I serve Cool Whip Lite, for example, as a dessert topping. They won't eat it. Not unless it's the regular. Anything that says "lite" on the package we have to disguise in other serving dishes (so they don't see the "lite" lettering) or they'll turn their noses up at it. It's like they're allergic
to healthier food, lol. So trying to make traditional Thanksgiving fare healthy and lowfat, in this family anyway, would be a disaster.
Again, I just have one plate of food, allowing myself little bits of everything I want, I eat slow, drink plenty of water during the meal to help fill me up faster, and leave it at that