Healthy Thanksgiving recipes are just as easy to make as the unhealthy ones.
It is really about omitting certain ingredients - right? Instead of sweet potatoes with marshmallows do a roasted butternut squash without marshmallows.
No need to pour a stick of butter on your turkey to keep it moist if you have an oven bag!
You can roast your green beans or saute them without adding cream of mushroom soup and deep fried onions - I know you can do it!!
Hey, I get that Thanksgiving has these “family favorites” that every one looks forward to but you can change that over time. People forget about green bean casserole when they taste balsamic roasted green beans. Trust me!
You may have to make both dishes for a few years to ease people into the newness of these recipes. I am sure Thanksgiving this year will be as contentious as it is every year so you don’t want to unnecessarily upset your family and friends.
Where things get truly sticky is desserts. Thanksgiving without pecan pie!! Pecan pie is one of the most calorie filled confections on the planet. I love it - but I never have it because two members of my family are allergic to pecans.
Pretend that you have developed a nut allergy - problem solved.
I am just kidding. If you love it, then have it. Thanksgiving is a celebration and I have no intention of saying that any of the food that we eat is is bad.
I try to keep my portion sizes under control so I don’t get a stomach ache. I use a small salad plate and slowly munch my way through the big meal. One year, I over did it and had to lie down. Ever since that embarrassing event, I have kept it together and not ate myself into a painful situation.
If you are 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. Roasted Butternut Squash
Get the recipe here: Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe
2. Healthy Stuffed Acorn Squash
Get the recipe here: Healthy Stuffed Acorn Squash Recipe
3. Roasted Sugar Pumpkin
Get the recipe here: Roasted Sugar Pumpin Recipe
4. Easy Cranberry Sauce
Get the recipe here: Make Your Own Fresh Cranberry Sauce Recipe
5. Red Wine Cranberry Sauce
Get the recipe here: Red Wine Cranberry Sauce Recipe
6. How To Roast Brussels Sprouts on the Stalk
Get the recipe here: How to Roast Brussels Sprouts on the Stalk Recipe
7. Turkey Breast in an Oven Bag
Get the recipe here: Turkey Breast in an Oven Bag Recipe
8. How to Cook Turkey in an Oven Bag
Get the recipe here: How to Cook Turkey in an Oven Bag Recipe
9. Butternut Squash Soup in Pumpkin Bowls
Get the recipe here: Butternut Squash Soup in Pumpkin Bowls Recipe
10. Roasted Winter Vegetables Recipe
Get the recipe here: Roasted Winter Vegetables Recipe
11. Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic
Get the recipe here: Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic Recipe
12. Balsamic Roasted Green Beans
Get the recipe here: Balsamic Roasted Green Beans Recipe
13. Mushroom Stuffing
Get the recipe here: Mushroom Stuffing Recipe
14. Mini Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Get the recipe here: Mini Pumpkin Pie Recipe
15. Apple Cranberry Fruit Salad
Get the recipe here: Apple Cranberry Fruit Salad Recipe