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57 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes Your Guests Will Love

 

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Yes, I love it even more than the December holidays! Every year, my parents host a big, 30-something-person holiday dinner. We've been doing this with the same five or six families since I was in kindergarten, and the kids still sit at the kids' table, with their kids now! (Those are us kids at last year's Thanksgiving!)

 

While my family always has must-have eats on the menu (like the Cinnamon Spice Muffins below), I'm always looking for some new ideas to whip up. That's why I asked my dietitian colleagues for their favorite healthy Thanksgiving appetizers, soups, breads, sides, and desserts to center around the main turkey (or in my case, Tofurkey) event. I can't wait to hear which ones you've tried!

  

57 Thanksgiving Recipes

Appetizers

 

  

Pistachio and Wild Blueberry No-Bake Brie from my own kitchen

 

Spicy Cocoa Popcorn from Natalie Rizzo at Nutrition a la Natalie 

 


Chai Walnuts
 from Judy Barbe at Live Best

 

Turkey Veggie Platter from my own kitchen

 

 

Cauliflower Poppers with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce from

Natalie Rizzo at Nutrition a la Natalie

 

Southwestern Greek Yogurt Dip with Crudites from my own kitchen

  

Southwestern Greek Yogurt Dip with Crudites

Soup & Bread

  

Creamy Carrot Cauliflower Soup from my own kitchen

 

 

Spiced Pumpkin Bread from Jessica Levinson at Nutritioulicious

 

Vegan Cranberry Ginger Quick Bread from Chelsey Amer at C It Nutritionally

  

 

Pumpkin Crescent Rolls from

Anne Dunaway Teh and Lesley Baradel at My Menu Pal 

  

Roasted Butternut Squash and Chipotle Soup from 

Ashley Munro at A Pinch of Grace

  

 

Roasted Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup from 

Jessica Levinson at Nutritioulicious

 

Cinnamon Spice Muffins from my own kitchen 

 

Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins with No Added Sugar from

Chelsey Amer at C It Nutritionally

 

Sides


Roasted Chestnut, Mushroom, and Cranberry Stuffing from 

Vicki Shanta Retelny at Simple Cravings. Real Food.

 

Brussels Sprouts, Pancetta, and Apple Saute from

Katie Cavuto at Nourish. Breathe. Thrive.

 

Simply Roasted Parsnips with Rosemary from

Jenny Shea Rawn at My Cape Cod Kitchen

  


Orange Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes from

Amanda Hernandez at The Nutritionist Reviews

 

Greens with Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlic from

Jessica Cording at Keeping It Real Food

 

Creamy Rice with Parsnip, Onion, and Pepper from my own kitchen

 

Freekeh-Stuffed Acorn Squash from Maria Westberg-Adams at Halsa Nutrition

 

 

Cinnamon Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes from Kelli Shallal at Hungry Hobby

 

Broccoli Slaw Salad with Flaxseeds and Hemp Seeds from my own kitchen

 

Winter Roasted Vegetables from Christy Brissette at 80 Twenty Nutrition

 

Healthy Mashed Potatoes with Rosemary and Goat Cheese from

EA Stewart at Spicy RD Nutrition

 

 

Pesto Parmesan Spaghetti Squash from my own kitchen


Cheesy Corn Casserole from 

Anne Dunaway Teh and Lesley Baradel at My Menu Pal

 

Mashed Sweet Potatoes from Jennifer Lynn-Pullman at Nourished Simply

 

Cranberry Sauce with Red Wine and Vinegar from

Marie Dittmer at Healthy Ideas Place

  

 

Creamy Buttermilk Mashed Cauliflower from Kelli Shallal at Hungry Hobby

 

Lowfat Apple Bacon Gouda Macaroni and Cheese from Jamie Vespa at

Dishing Out Health

 

Caramelized Onion Gravy from Denise Shepherd Barratt Vine Ripe Nutrition


Roasted Maple-Mustard Glazed Brussels Sprouts from

Julie Harrington at RDelicious Kitchen

 

 

Sorghum and Roasted Butternut Squash with a Cranberry-Pear Sauce from

Tracee Yablon Brenner at Triad to Wellness

 

Sweet Cranberry and Apple Lentils from my own kitchen

 

Citrus Glazed Carrots from Angela Grassi at PCOS Nutrition Center

 

Green Beans with Pecans, Cranberries, and Parmesan from 

Karman Meyer at The Nutritionist Adventures

 

Fall Farro Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Maple Apple Cider Dressing from

Chelsey Amer at C It Nutritionally

 

Cranberry Ginger Sauce from Tawnie Kroll at Kroll's Korner

 

Maple Balsamic Roasted Winter Vegetables from Marie Dittmer at

Healthy Ideas Place

 

Roasted Acorn Squash with Pomegranate and Pistachios from

Stephanie McKercher at The Grateful Grazer

 

 

Cranberry, Walnut, and Apple Arugula Salad from 

Anne Dunaway Teh and Lesley Baradel at My Menu Pal

 

Orange Cranberry Sauce from Allison Stevens Schaaf at Prep Dish

 

Quinoa Mung Bean Salad from Shahzadi Devje at Desi-licious RD

 

Better-for-You Brussels Sprouts Gratin from

Liz Weiss and Janice Newell Bissex at Meal Makeover Moms' Kitchen

  

Desserts


No-Bake Nutty Pumpkin Squares from 

Shahzadi Devje at Desi-licious RD

 

Raw Vegan Pecan Bars from Kelly Sloan at Kelly's Knack for Cooking

 

Spiced Cheesecake with Roasted Cranberries from 

Jenny Shea Rawn at My Cape Cod Kitchen

  


Nutty Apple Cake from Lauren Harris-Pincus at Nutrition Starring YOU

 

Baked Mini Pumpkins from Christy Brissette at 80 Twenty Nutrition

 

Orange Cranberry Tart from Judy Barbe at Live Best

 


Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie from Alice Henneman at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

 Almond Raspberry Banana Baked Rice from my own kitchen

 

Chocolate Pecan Bites from Jennifer Lynn-Pullman at Nourished Simply

 

 

Holiday Fruit Compote from Denise Shepherd Barratt at Vine Ripe Nutrition

  

Pumpkin Spice Cake Roll from

Tammy Lakatos Shames and Lyssie Lakatos at The Nutrition Twins

 

So-Simple Cinnamon Roasted Apples from my own kitchen

  

 

 

What are your thoughts on this topic? What are your favorite Thanksgiving eats? Leave your comments here!

 

 

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Amy Gorin

is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist,  media personality, and writer in the NYC area.