26 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes - A collection of lower sugar, gluten-free turkey day ideas that will please the healthy eaters!
It's that time of year, folks!
Time for turkey and pie and 'taters and pie and gravy and did I mention pie?!
The hubs will be home this year on Thanksgiving, so we're excited for that! Jade also has her 13th birthday on Friday, so it will be a chaotic week!
She's getting so big! I can't believe I have a teenager.
Below, you'll find our turkey day favorites. I hope you can find one or two you'd like to try as well!
A great option for those gluten-free-ers that may be attending your table, and they're delicious!
Biscuits are a must on this fine holiday, and these fluffy whole grain delights are a great way to use up the last of that annoying leftover can of pumpkin.
This scrumptious 'cornbread' is made entirely WITHOUT corn, but you'd never know it! It's also packed full of nutrition from sweet potato and contains NO added sweeteners!
These are an easy way to offer a simple vegetable! Roast them and slice them into thirds or fourths for a more dainty, handheld bite.
This is truly one of my favorite recipes on the blog! A unique onion 'cream' sauce is the base for this soft and luscious potato dish. You'd never know it's cream AND butter-free!
NO milk needed for these creamy mashed potatoes! They're deliciously flavored with garlic and a combination of butter and olive oil.
If you're looking for a lower carb version of mashed potatoes, this is a great one made with cauliflower! We usually make both mashed potatoes and mashed cauliflower, and the kids love both!
This dish also employs a variation of my onion 'cream' sauce (a truly versatile little ditty). The breadcrumb topping makes a delightful textural contrast to the soft and creamy sprouts!
This no-brainer recipe shows you how to make a speedy sweet potato! Give everyone their own individual sweet potato 'casserole' by topping these with a few marshmallows and pecans. YUM!
Roasted vegetables are a great way to please veggie haters, AND they're a good one to prep the night before!
Since I didn't get around to shooting new pictures for this, you get to bask in my early day photography, which is just horrific. Recipe is good though, lol!
FRESH SALADS AND DRESSINGS
This would be a great make-ahead dish, as oven space and time are both precious on the actual holiday!
Despite having the colors of Christmas, this salad would make a great addition to Thanksgiving! Fresh, easy, and full of nutrition to offset those pies. 🙂
This is another great one to make ahead, as the flavors just get better with time!
This truly is my FAVORITE salad dressing, and it gets a huge thumbs up from my kids as well!
If vinegar isn't your first choice for salad, give this creamy ranch a try! Make a big batch and bring on the crudite!
LOWER SUGAR DESSERTS
I know my most recent crop of desserts wouldn't exactly please the average sugar lover, BUT!...this pie may just be the exception! Top it with some sugar-laden ice cream, and they'll never know.
Another low sugar recipe that you can top with ice cream - This is one of my favorites on the blog! It's easy, delicious, and so healthy!
While this recipe is for a small serving, it can easily be doubled or tripled, as needed. Again with the ice cream, but if you get yourself a good brand of blueberries, you might not need it!
Lol to that title, as my grandma was quite the sugar lover! This recipe is just as good and (as the name says) healthier for you!
Now, Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete without a creamy pumpkin pie to round it out! This egg-free version is almost custard-like in texture! The arrowroot really sets it up to be a bit softer than the average pie, and it truly is irresistible! One of my finest creations.
If you're looking to please lower carb/sugar guests, this pie may be perfect for you. This is the exact one I currently make for our crew.
I FINALLY got this up, after years of trying to get the pudding layer just right. The way we make it is with the lower end of sugar added, but you can up it as needed.
A delicious little handheld bite of pumpkin goodness, these would be great for kids!
These make a delicious topping for all things casserole!
For all your pie crust needs, this gluten-free pie crust is simply pressed into the pan.
I hope you found some good ideas for your (healthy) Thanksgiving table this year! ♥