You push yourself away from the Thanksgiving table. The meal was delicious, no doubt there, but as the pumpkin pie intermingles with the sweet potato casserole in your stomach, you begin to have regrets. With each passing minute, the “worth it” factor of the meal begins to fade. What did you do?
Now, I will be the first person to not only tell you but to encourage you to enjoy those special Thanksgiving treats. With buttery, sugary, foods, we can keep our comfort level in check by choosing smaller portions. Keeping an eye on how much you eat of your favorite foods is truly a win-win. To make this easier, eat that stuffing a gravy nice and s-l-o-w-l-y.
However, if you are looking to try some healthier recipes that won’t leave you feeling baked like a turkey after you step away from the dining room table, I’ve got you covered below.
Browse these delicious recipes and see where you can add, subtract, or change up a few things on your holiday menu and let your health be one more item on your gratitude list!
Cooking a turkey can be a day’s event. Here Kayln’s uses a crockpot for a simple and moist preparation of a turkey breast.
This stuffing is stuffed with nourishing and delicious ingredients while including seasonal tastes that speak all things Thanksgiving!
Coconut oil and Granny Smith apple give this recipe a subtle sweetness, while a dash of cayenne adds a bit of spiciness.
This salad speaks of the fall. Roasted beets and butternut squash and a sweetness to the tart beet greens and tangy feta cheese.
Fresh and tangy, this dish will change the way you look at cranberry sauce for good!
This low-carb recipe uses avocado, almond milk, and coconut cream to create a delicious dessert guests.
I hope these recipes get you excited about your healthy and nourishing Thanksgiving table! If your family is hesitant to try new things, consider adding one or two new dishes this year, while keeping family favorites in the mix.
Be sure to check out 10 Ways to Make Any Meal More Healthy for tips to healthify your current recipes.
Brandice Lardner is a Certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach, Author, and Jesus Girl whose mission in life is to help women ditch the diet mentality and find peace with food and their bodies so that they are better equipped to do the great things God has called them to do.