My favorite holiday is just a few days away! I love Thanksgiving because it’s all about friends, family, and FOOD!
I realized I have a ton of recipes that would be a good addition to a Thanksgiving menu. Turkey is pretty much a staple, but the sides are just as important. I get sad when I see a Thanksgiving spread of just beige/white foods. Bring on the colors! Bring on the flavors! All of these recipes contain ingredients or concepts of a traditional Thanksgiving recipe, but with a dietitian/chef twist.
Soups are a great way to start the Thanksgiving meal. Soups are an easy way to pack in nutrients and big bold flavors. This Butternut & Acorn Squash Soup has easily become one of my favorites. It’s creamy without any cream or dairy! How? Check out the recipe to find out.
Skip the boring tossed salad and add some seasonal ingredients to create a colorful dish.
Warm Kale Salad with Delicata Squash and Pomegranate
The side dishes really make up the bulk of the Thanksgiving Day menu. Aim to create a very colorful spread. Different colors mean different nutrients. Think outside the traditional Thanksgiving menu and add new recipes to your holiday table.
Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
Maple Mustard Glazed Brussels Sprouts
Garlic Parmesan Smashed Potatoes
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If you are looking to lighten up your holiday desserts, simply just trim back the amount of sugar. Trust me, no one will even notice. You can also try one of my seasonal dessert recipes too!
Whole Grain Orange Cranberry Bread