Healthy & Happy Thanksgiving Recipes!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I absolutely LOVE fall food. From squash to Brussels sprouts and pecans to pumpkins, the flavors of this time of year are my favorite!

In celebration of Thanksgiving, I thought I would dedicate a post to sharing healthy Thanksgiving recipes with you that you can make with the bounty of goodness in your Hometown Harvest bag this week.

Here are a few of the recipes I’ve shared on my blog before (and some I haven’t!) that would be perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner 🙂

Thanksgiving Recipes

  1. Roasted Butternut Squash with Kale and Almond Parmesan
  2. Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  3. Creamy Whipped Sweet Potato Mash
  4. Paleo Pumpkin Spice Muffins
  5. Maple-Glazed Delicata Squash
  6. Green Beans Almondine (I made these for our church’s Thanksgiving dinner, and they were a HIT, even with self-proclaimed green bean haters!)
  7. Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Mash
  8. Brussels Sprouts with Shallots, Cranberries & Pecans
  9. Protein-Packed Pumpkin Spice Dip
  10. How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree

People often ask where I look for recipes when I’m trying to come up with ideas. Here are a few of the blogs I will be getting inspirations from this Thanksgiving. Check out the recipes and let me know if you end up trying out any of them!

Healthy & Gluten-Free Recipes from The Detoxinista

I love so many of her recipes and try out at least one of them every couple of weeks. I’m excited to try out her Clean Green Bean Casserole and No-Bake Pumpkin Pie Tarts, and Grain-Free Stuffing, but she highlights a list of 10 of her favorites, so check them out!

Grain-Free Thanksgiving from Against All Grain

I made a recipe for a dense, moist (everyone’s favorite word, right??) pumpkin bread that I saw blogger and author, Danielle Walker, post on Facebook and brought it to my church for our annual Thanksgiving dinner. SO worth it!

Not only that, but Danielle is offering a completely grain-free Thanksgiving recipe ebook for sale on her website for less than $5! Many people who have digestive challenges feel better when they at least temporarily eliminate grains from their diet.

Against All Grain's Pumpkin Bread (Nut-Free, Grain-Free & Dairy-Free!)
Against All Grain’s Pumpkin Bread (Nut-Free, Grain-Free & Dairy-Free!)

Nourishing Meals by Tom Malterre

What caught my eye was this mouth-watering picture of an Apple Cider & Herb Brined Turkey. This Wild Rice Stuffing recipe with apples, cranberries, and sage looks (and sound tasty), too, so I may try it!

I also happen to think the two Nourishing Meals cookbooks are FANTASTIC, and I highly recommend them.

Nomtastic Thanksgiving Recipes from nomnompaleo

I love the playful vibe of this blog and appreciate how simple and fun their approach is. Their Roasted Garlic Autumn Root Vegetable Mash, Brussels Sprouts Chips (um, yes, please!!) and Cran-Cherry Sauce are all on my list of menu possibilities.

Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes from oh she glows

Angela posts amazing recipes (and beautiful photos). I made my own version of a sweet potato casserole tonight but think this one looks pretty awesome, too! This Gooey Pumpkin Spice Latte Chocolate Pudding Cake sounds as incredible as the pictures look and may be worth trying.

And now for a little gravy on top…

For whatever reason, I’ve never been a fan of gravy, but I know it’s most people’s favorite thing about the meal, so here is a recipe for a gluten-free gravy and another for a vegan mushroom gravy recipe to check out! Both have good reviews. Bon Appetit also wrote a simple post about how to make gluten-free gravy, and you can check it out here.

What’s YOUR favorite Thanksgiving dish?