Great tips to save money on your Thanksgiving meal

A trip to Dollar General can help you score inexpensive ingredient items for your favorite Thanksgiving dishes.
2:59 | 11/25/21

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[MUSIC PLAYING] Now, while we are out here at these Thanksgiving parades having a great time, I'm sure you're with your family-- or at least I hope so-- preparing the meal. And this segment is sponsored by Dollar General. And our Megan Wright got a chance to go there to find out how you can do an affordable yet tasty Thanksgiving. [MUSIC PLAYING] It's time for Thanksgiving. A day of gratitude, family, and yes-- food. If you're looking for convenient, affordable access to your holiday favorites, our sponsor Dollar General has it all. A registered dietitian and spokesperson Mary Alice Cain is here to show you how to put together a nutritious meal. What we have here today are some of Dollar General's Better For You Recipes. We're showcasing three of those recipes here today. But there's a whole line of these recipes. They're a great way to just lighten up some of the holiday classics or really any recipes year-round. So let's start with our entree. We all think of the same options for Thanksgiving. But this is an alternative. This is a great alternative. So here we have the pecan-crusted salmon. So this salmon is a great lean protein to add to your holiday menu offering. What we're going to do is coat it with a really yummy honey mustard glaze. And then, we're going to add some crushed pecans on top. So we can't just have an entree. We have to go to the side dish. What do we have here? Oh, this one is so good. This is a green bean casserole. Instead of a cream-based soup, we're going to make our own homemade cream sauce. And by doing that, we're able to better control the saturated fat, better control the sodium. We're also adding in some walnuts-- adding in those healthy fats and a really good crunch to this dish. Now, we're ready for dessert-- a sweet twist on the classic apple pie. This is the pear and apple crisp. We're focusing on portion control today. So it's all about having your individual ramekin of dessert. Here we're going to add in first-- we have some dried apples. We've also got some canned pears. And then last, we have some dried cranberries. If you have fresh produce you can use, go ahead and throw in those fresh apples, those fresh pears. If your local Dollar General carries fresh produce, wonderful. If not, the canned, the dried-- those work just great. Works just as well. And from the fruit filling to the crumble. What we have here first are some fiber rich heart healthy whole grain oats. And then, we've also got a little bit of brown sugar. You just don't need that much, because this dish is already going to be sweet enough with the fruit. After we crumble, we assemble. Then bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. All right, Megan. Here is that finished product. How good does that smell? They smell amazing. They look incredible. Thank you so much for showing us all these amazing recipes. Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving. For Good Morning America, I'm Megan Wright. Thank you to Megan, and thank you to our sponsor Dollar General. If you want that recipe, you got still time to cook. Well, you can go to Good Morning America's Facebook page to get those.

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