Can you believe it? In one month, it will be Thanksgiving! It seems just like yesterday we were setting goals for the new year and recovering from the 2017 holidays. But here we are and since time is flying by, I’ve put together a wonderful collection of Healthy Thanksgiving recipes to help you out.
This time of year, things can get stressful and crazy, but that’s no reason to let our goals of eating better and cooking healthier recipes go to the wayside. That’s why I’ve gathered some delicious new recipes for you to try from some of my favorite healthy living bloggers.
Who doesn’t love to snack a little before the main dishes are served? Here’s a collection of some must-try snack-etizers to try this year.
Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites by My Chef’s Apron
Baked Brie with Pumpkin Butter and Walnuts by Jenny Shea Rawn
Jalapeno Wontons – Meatless – by Confessions of a Mother Runner
Zucchini Pickles – by me Finding Happy in Healthy
Soups & Salads
One way to not overeat during the holidays is to fill up on your veggies before anything else. These salads will not only help fill those hungry tummies, but they taste pretty darn awesome too.
Roasted Delicata Squash Apple Salad by Jessica Levinson
Broccoli and Shredded Brussel Sprouts Salad by Veggie Inspired
Vegan Cheddar Broccoli Soup by The Healthy Helper
Vegetarian White Bean Soup by Running in a Skirt
Asparagus and Tomato Salad by Haute and Healthy Living
Cream of Mushroom Soup by me Finding Happy in Healthy
Yea, yea, yea, the turkey is what it’s all about come Thanksgiving. But, if you’re like me, you may not be stacking your plate with any poultry this year, so here are some options you can make and take with you to substitute for that ‘main’ dish everyone else is eating.
Meatless Shepherds Pie by me Finding Happy in Healthy
Savory Pumpkin Lasagna by Goodie Godmother
Eggplant Pasta with Caramelized Onions by Well Vegan
Bruschetta Bake by me Finding Happy in Healthy
Portobello Mushroom Bourgionion by Earth and Oven
Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta by me Finding Happy in Healthy
Vegetables & Side Dishes
Thanksgiving side dishes don’t have to be the same ole, same ole. Shake things up this year with some of these tasty dishes. You never know, they may become a family tradition for years to come.
My all-time FAVORITE Thanksgiving side dish – Squash Stuffing Casserole – Finding Happy in Healthy
Wild Rice Stuffing with Cranberries by Bites of Wellness
Lightened Up Sweet Potatoe Casserole – by Jessica Levinson
Instant Pot Cauliflower Mash by Tasty Thin
Maple Cinnamon Cranberry Pear Sauce by Veggie Inspired
Yes, I’m including desserts in a ‘healthy’ collection of recipes.
A sure-fire way to struggle with eating healthier is to think that you have to deprive yourself of anything sweet. And that’s just not true.
Staying away from refined sugars is always a good idea, but if you balance out your meals with good, healthy, clean foods, you can sure treat yourself and truly enjoy your Thanksgiving, by enjoying a sweet treat like these.
Vegan Chocolate Cake by The Healthy Helper
One Bowl Healthy Apple Cake by Sinful Nature
6 Ingredient Peanut Butter Pie by Simply Samantha
Easy Spiced Hot Fruit Bake by CotterCrunch
Salted Caramel Pecan Bites by Sprouted Routes
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll by me Finding Happy in Healthy
So there you have it. A small, but delicious, collection of healthy Thanksgiving recipes that will help you stay on track but still fill your tummy to the full.
Wishing you a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving holiday!
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