Seventy percent of Americans have a chronic illness. For many, food choices play a big role in those illnesses. That’s why the holidays aren’t time for a break from your wellness plan. Your body doesn’t understand moderation! Celebrate Thanksgiving with healthy choices instead of going off the rails with your wellness habits. We are here to help with recipes for healthy holiday eating.
Many traditional Thanksgiving dishes are easy to make healthier. Start with these six recipes for delicious holiday classics!
A Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner
The turkey is at the center of the stage on Thanksgiving! This recipe uses avocado oil instead of hydrogenated oils or butter to baste the turkey, making it a non-inflammatory dairy-free alternative.
They’ll never even know! These faux ‘tatoes stand up to any classic mashed potatoes dish. They blend of herbs (chives, rosemary, oregano, or thyme) make it extra flavorful and add some green flecks to dress up this healthy dish. Add some steamed parsnips for extra flavor and texture.
Looking for a healthy spin on sweet potatoes (minus the marshmallows)? Try our Baked Sweet Potatoes Fries! Sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic index than white potatoes, making them a smart option that doesn’t spike blood sugar. They are also packed with fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin A. The recipe called for paprika, garlic, and chili, but you can skip the spices if you’re allergic or just want to keep it simple. For a different take on sweet potatoes, try this Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe.
Don’t miss out on this classic comfort food this holiday season. Our gluten-free stuffing recipe is dairy-free and can also be made vegan if you use an egg replacer. Of course, we used apple cider vinegar and some of our other favorite ingredients, but it still has the classic flavor of traditional holiday stuffing.
Canned cranberry sauce is a goldmine of sugar, often including high fructose corn syrup, which is one of the most destructive sugars you can put in your body. Homemade is the way to go! Our cranberry sauce recipe uses xylitol and maple syrup. Once you see how easy and tasty it is to make your own, you won’t go back to store-bought.
You don’t have to miss out on sweets just because you are eating healthy. You just have to make sweets a little healthier. Our pumpkin pie is gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free, and uses healthier sugars. Your guests won’t even know it’s healthy and you can keep the baking tradition alive! For another version, try this Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie.