Healthy Thanksgiving Ideas

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Let’s face it.  This week’s is all about food with a little family sprinkled on top.  For families like us that suffer from food allergies and food related diseases, it’s the opposite most days.  Either way, we all gotta eat, right??

Don’t scrimp on your favorites this time of year–just learn to make them a bit healthier–and maybe you won’t have eater’s remorse this go around!

Here’s a list of some of my favorites.  This is not by any means an exhaustive list out there–but you know my theory–keep it simple so you don’t get overwhelmed!

In each category, I’ve provided the link for the info!  Just click on the blue  🙂

(Thanks to Marissa Dodgen for some of these beautiful photos.  I’m sure you can tell which are hers and which are mine 😉  She’s the professional!)

Salad & Appetizers:

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Pumpkin Hummus

Orange-Cranberry Dressing

Kale Salad

Shredded Brussels Sprouts salad

Turkey:

How to avoid a growth enhancement drug that can be ingested in many turkeys, even ones labeled “no hormones used.”

Slow roasted turkey with herbed butter (sub Earth Balance vegan butter if dairy-free)

Sweet Potatoes:

Classic casserole (contains egg & dairy)

Vegan & Gluten free option

Maple glazed (Vegan, gluten free, nut-free)

Green Bean Casserole:

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My concoction that our family loves (gluten free, vegan)

Vegan, Paleo

Brussels Sprouts:

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Honey-Maple Sriracha? Yes, please!!

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes & Brussels sprouts

Balsamic Roasted Brussels sprouts

Side Dishes:

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Protein Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mac & Cheese (make gluten free by using rice or quinoa noodles)

Vegan (dairy free) Mac & Cheese

Roasted carrots with sweet tahini drizzle

Stuffing:

Butternut Squash, Brussels sprouts, and bread stuffing with apples

Classic (contains gluten, milk, egg)

Grain free (paleo)

Bread:

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Vegan biscuits (contains gluten)

Vegan & Gluten free biscuits

Pull apart yeast dinner rolls (contains eggs, read comments from readers and author suggestions to make egg-free, I’ve done this successfully!)

Gluten free/dairy free yeast dinner rolls (contains eggs, read comments from readers and author suggestions to make egg-free, I’ve done this successfully!)

Sauces:

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Mushroom gravy

Orange Cranberry Sauce

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry-Pineapple Sauce

Desserts:

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Gluten Free-vegan pumpkin bread (add chocolate chips!)

Grain free pumpkin bars (contains eggs)

Pecan Pie bars

Gooey Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte Pudding Cake

Raw Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

A gluten free, dairy free, egg free pie crust option

 

I hope these links help you find the perfect thing to serve this holiday season 🙂

 

 

 

 

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