November 13th, 2012

22 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Can you believe Thanksgiving is about a week away? We are traveling for Thanksgiving this year, so I’m not scrambling around collecting recipes the way I was last year at this time.  But I still love finding creative, healthy holiday recipes and am saving lots of new ideas for the next time we host.

I asked a few friends for healthy Thanksgiving recipes, and wow, did they deliver. I added a few that I’ve been pinning as well, and I’m linking up with Peas and Crayons. Check these out!

 

Appetizers

Pumpkin Hummus from Plant-Powered Kitchen

Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Pesto Crostini from Jamie at Thrifty Veggie Mama

Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Pesto Crostini from Thrifty Veggie Mama

 

Salads

Raw Brussel Sprouts Salad from Coco at Running with Perseverance

Warm Wild Rice and Pomegranate Salad from Sarah at A Gutsy Girl

Warm Wild Rice and Pomegranate Salad from A Gutsy Girl

 

Vegetables and Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Cinnamon Kabocha Squash from Amber at Ex Soy Cise

Smashed Greek Potatoes with Chives from Erin at Girl Gone Veggie

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes from Presley at Run Pretty

 

Side Dishes

My Favorite Vegetarian Stuffing from Naturally Frugalicious

Apple Sausage Chestnut Sage Stuffing from Laura at Sprint to the Table

Vegetarian Stuffing with Wild Rice from Lindsay at the Lean Green Bean

Vegetarian Stuffing from the Lean Green Bean

 

 

Traditional Dishes made Lighter

Light Sweet Potato Casserole from Moni at Moni Meals

Stove top Quinoa Dressing (and gluten free ideas) from Elle at We Can Begin to Feed

Made-over Green Bean Casserole from Naturally Frugalicious

Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce from Janice at Fitness Cheerleader

Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes from Jamie at Thrifty Veggie Mama

 

Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes from Thrifty Veggie Mama

 

Desserts

Bacon and Pecan Pumpkin Pie from Kyra at Get in Shape Girl

Skinny Pumpkin Spice Muffins from Abby at Back at Square Zero

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes from Presley at Run Pretty

My Tofu Pumpkin Pie or Whole Grain Pumpkin Muffins

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake from Charissa at Colourful Palate

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake from Charissa at the Colourful Plate

 


I also found this awesome vegan gravy recipe, and Amanda from Miss Zippy emailed me her favorite roasted squash recipe, which sounds fantastic:

Roasted squash with nib vinaigrette
One 4-lb. butternut squash
2 tablespoons EVOO
1 TB balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons cacao nibs
1 shallot, finely minced

Cut squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Brush with olive oil and roast on 400 until soft. Remove from oven, let cool and then cut into one-inch pieces. While squash is roasting, mix together EVOO, balsamic, cacao nibs and shallot. Toss the squash w/ the dressing and serve!

 

Is there a dish that shows up every year at your Thanksgiving meal? Are you a host or a guest this year?

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