100 Healthy Thanksgiving recipes

I’m not sure there can be any holiday more amazing than Thanksgiving. We sit around a table, stuff our faces full of delicious food and acknowledge things we’re grateful for with friends and family without any pressure of gift giving.

The holiday feels a bit odd for my family this year as we’re in this weird feeling of upheaval. We’re literally waiting for my grandmother to pass away in her home under hospice care and the contract we had on selling our house just fell through at the 11th hour. Two things I could go on and on about in either a very sad (the former) or a very angry/frustrated (the latter) manner, but I won’t (at least not today) because there are still plenty of things to be happy about and grateful for in life. Like food.

Here is a list of 100 healthy Thanksgiving recipes. Healthy is relative when it comes to Thanksgiving and let’s use some leniency in the dessert category specifically when referring to the word but all in all, these are some tasty, flavorful Thanksgiving ideas that aren’t too bad for you. Have fun choosing!

100 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes | runningtothekitchen.com

STARTERS

Cranberry cheddar sausage bites
Rosemary pumpkin hummus
Pumpkin goat cheese dip with caramelized onions
Goat cheese and prosciutto stuffed mushrooms
Crispy carrot chips: 2 ways 
Apples on a horseback with jalapeno cream cheese – Climbing Grier Mountain
Roasted grape baked brie – In Sock Monkey Slippers
Sweet and savory pumpkin dip – Pink Patisserie
Stuffed goat cheese balls - Anj’s Food 4 Thought

Potato Pumpkin Soup | runningtothekitchen.com

SOUPS

Sweet and spicy butternut squash soup
Pumpkin potato soup
Creamy potato leek soup – Tasty Yummies
Butternut squash and pear soup – White on Rice
Parsnip and apple soup - Healthy Green Kitchen
Golden beet soup with roasted garlic cashew cream – With Food + Love
Roasted maple butternut squash soup – Real Food Whole Health
Creamy pumpkin soup – The Comfort of Cooking

Pumpkin Corn Muffins | runningtothekitchen.com

ROLLS/BISCUITS/BREAD

Sweet potato bacon biscuits
Rustic rosemary cheddar bacon biscuits
Pumpkin corn muffins with honey sage butter
Cranberry corn muffins
Whole wheat sweet potato banana muffins
Honey wheat clover rolls - Simply Scratch
Cheddar and green onion cornbread - Tasty Yummies
Sweet potato buttermilk biscuits – Love and Olive Oil
Paleo pumpkin cornbread – Real Sustenance
The very best buttery dinner rolls - Dine & Dish
Amish potato rolls – Baked by Rachel
Soft and fluffy dinner rolls (100% whole wheat) - Texanerin

Green Beans with Cranberries, Goat Cheese and Bacon | runningtothekitchen.com

GREEN SIDES

Green beans with cranberries, bacon and goat cheese
Lemon roasted asparagus
Shaved Brussels sprouts fruit salad
Coconut creamed spinach – Love & Lemons
Roasted broccoli with beer cheese sauce – The Beeroness
Roasted winter squash salad with goat cheese and pine nuts – Gourmande in the Kitchen
Sweet potato, arugula and pomegranate salad – 80 Twenty
Whole roasted Brussels sprouts with cranberries and pecans – Simply Scratch
Vegan green bean casserole – Eat the Love
Massaged kale + blood orange winter salad – With Food + Love

Butternut Squash and Cranberry Gratin | runningtothekitchen.com

SIDES

Butternut squash and cranberry gratin
Goat cheese and chive potato stacks
Roasted broccoli and cauliflower parmesan gratin
Roasted garlic and greek yogurt smashed potatoes
Twice baked sweet potatoes with cinnamon cashew cream
Creamy butternut squash puree
Maple and roasted garlic squash puree
Goat cheese and spinach mashed sweet potatoes
Sweet potato goat cheese puffs
Glazed sweet potatoes with whiskey pecans – The Law Student’s Wife
Butternut squash crumble - Chocolate Moosey
Apple bacon stuffed sweet potatoes – How Sweet It Is
Twice baked sweet potatoes with chipotle pecan streusel – Cookin’ Canuck
Sweet potato and kale gratin – Oh My Veggies
Brown butter and bacon mashed potatoes – Tracy’s Culinary Adventures
Roast pumpkin with feta and honey – Not Quite Nigella
Farro and spiced honey salad with sweet potatoes, apples and chestnuts – A Farmgirl’s Dabbles

Honey Sweetened Cranberry Sauce
(photo courtesy of Texanerin)

CRANBERRY SAUCES

Quick and simple apple, pear and cranberry sauce
Ginger and citrus cranberry sauce – Beard and Bonnet
Maple bourbon cranberry sauce – Family Fresh Cooking
Cranberry pomegranate compote – Healthy Green Kitchen
Honey sweetened orange cranberry sauce – Texanerin
Cranberry raspberry relish – Fork & Beans
Cranberry sauce with orange and cinnamon – Real Housemoms
Bourbon vanilla cranberry sauce – Eat Live Run

Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing
(photo courtesy of Wanna Be a Country Cleaver)

STUFFING

Paleo cranberry flax stuffing – Healthful Pursuit
Chorizo and cornbread stuffing – Wanna Be a Country Cleaver
Gluten free cornbread stuffing with chestnuts, leeks and chanterelles – The Bojon Gourmet
Quinoa sage stuffing – Tasty Yummies
Cornbread and sausage stuffing – Baked by Rachel
Bacon leek stuffing with sage and pecans - Simply Scratch
Rustic herb skillet stuffing – What’s Gaby Cooking
Gluten free stuffing with kale, caramelized onions and mushrooms – Oh My Veggies
Quinoa stuffing with apple, sweet potato and hazelnuts – Family Fresh Cooking

Stuffed Turkey Roulade
(photo courtesy of Wanna Be a Country Cleaver)

TURKEY

Organic roast turkey with sage butter – Healthy Green Kitchen
Stuffed turkey roulade – Wannabe a Country Cleaver
Roasted turkey with herb butter & roasted shallots – Cookin’ Canuck
Roasted turkey breast with bacon and herbs – Jelly Toast
Roasted chicken with garlic sage butter and pomegranate glaze – Alaska from Scratch
Red wine lacquered turkey with spiced butter – Heather Christo
Roasted turkey roulade – The Cozy Apron

Cinnamon Apple Sugar Cake | runningtothekitchen.com

DESSERT

Cranberry banana bread with orange glaze
Cinnamon apple sugar cake
Pumpkin streusel bread
No bake chocolate coco pumpkin bars
Raw walnut and pecan tartlets: 2 ways 
Apple streusel bread
Apple slab pie – Baked by Rachel
Grain free apple and pear crisp – So, Let’s Hang Out
Pecan pie bars – Table for Two
Maple brown sugar pumpkin roll – Bakeaholic Mama
Gluten free oatmeal, chocolate chunk and cranberry pecan cookies – Family Fresh Cooking
Apple cinnamon pull apart bread – Bakers Royale
Pumpkin pie macarons – Bakeaholic Mama
Maple bourbon pecan tart – Tasty Yummies
Apple chai pie – Box of Spice
Sweet potato marshmallow cinnamon rolls – Girl Versus Dough
Apple cranberry crumb pie – Baked by Rachel
Pumpkin cranberry upside down cake – Bakeaholic Mama
Maple apple pavlova – Beard and Bonnet
Paleo apple galette – A Girl Worth Saving
Perfect soft batch pumpkin chocolate chip cookies – Baked by Rachel

Comments

  1. 2

    says

    Awww, I’m so sorry to hear her healthy is declining. It is never an easy thing to have to prepare for something like that… especially around the holidays.

    Great round up though. There really is no need to search for recipes while menu planning this year… you did all the work for us!

  2. 6

    says

    Thanks so much, Gina, for the generous sharing of these gorgeous recipes even though you are going through some very difficult times. Thinking of you!

  3. 10

    says

    This is such a great round up of Thanksgiving recipes, I’m a last minute person so this is very helpful for me as I’m still trying to decide exactly what to make Thursday.

    I’m sorry about both your grandmother and your house falling through. Sending you peace and comfort during this difficult time!

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