November 5, 2023 8 Comments
Healthy Thanksgiving recipes are just as easy to make as unhealthy ones.
It’s really about omitting certain ingredients – right? Instead of sweet potatoes with marshmallows, make a roasted butternut squash without the marshmallows.
You don’t need to put a stick of butter on your turkey to keep it moist if you have an oven bag!
You can bake your green beans or saute them without adding cream of mushroom soup and fried onions – I know you can!!
Hey, I get that Thanksgiving has those “family favorites” that everyone looks forward to, but you can change that over time. People forget green bean casserole when they try balsamic baked green beans. Trust me!
Where things get really sticky is the desserts. Thanksgiving without pecan pie!! Pecan pie is one of the most calorific desserts on the planet. I love it – but I never have it because two of my family members are allergic to pecans.
Pretend you’ve developed a nut allergy – problem solved.
Just kidding. If you love it, then get it. Thanksgiving is a holiday, and I don’t mean to say that any of the foods we eat are bad.
I try to keep my portion sizes in check so I don’t get an upset stomach. I use a small salad plate and slowly eat the big meal. One year, I did and had to lie down. Since that embarrassing event, I have kept it together and not eaten myself into a painful situation.
If you’re looking for some healthy Thanksgiving recipes to round out your meal – check these out. You never know – you might like them more than the classics.
1. Butternut Roasted Pumpkin
Find the recipe here: Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe
2. Healthy Stuffed Acorn Squash
Find the recipe here: Healthy Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe
3. Roasted Sugar Pumpkin
Find the recipe here: Baked Sugar Pumpkin Recipe
4. Easy Cranberry Sauce
Find the recipe here: Make Your Own Fresh Cranberry Sauce Recipe
5. Red Wine Cranberry Sauce
Find the recipe here: Red Wine Cranberry Sauce Recipe
6. How to Roast Brussels Sprouts on the Stalk
Find the recipe here: How to Roast Brussels Sprouts Recipe
7. Turkey breast in an oven bag
Find the recipe here: Recipe turkey breast in an oven bag
8. How to cook turkey in an oven bag
Find the recipe here: How to Cook Turkey in an Oven Bag
9. Butternut Squash Soup in a Pumpkin Bowl
Find the recipe here: Pumpkin Soup Recipe with Zucchini in a Pumpkin Bowl
10. Recipe with roasted winter vegetables
Find the recipe here: Roasted Winter Vegetables Recipe
11. Beans sauteed with garlic
Find the recipe here: Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic Recipe
12. Baked balsamic beans
Find the recipe here: Balsamic Baked Green Beans Recipe
13. Mushroom filling
Find the recipe here: Recipe for stuffed mushrooms
14. Mini Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Find the recipe here: Mini Pumpkin Pie Recipe
15. Apple Cranberry Fruit Salad
Find the recipe here: Apple Cranberry Fruit Salad Recipe