Thanksgiving is a holiday meal I hold near and dear to my heart for the traditions, warm comfort food, and family gatherings. It inspires gratitude, being present with those you love, and reminds me what’s most important.
In my family, we pride ourselves on quality food that leaves us feeling good. Rather than feeling anxious over what’s on the menu that could leave us feeling sleepy and weighed down, Matt and I always pour so much love and deliciousness into meal planning. We wouldn’t have Holiday gatherings any other way.
From light kale salads with crispy chickpeas to healthy takes on those Thanksgiving classics, we hope these recipes inspire you to include some dishes that will leave you feeling great!
First up, is a perfect light salad that will leave you ready for what’s next!
This recipe and photo are from The Minimalist Baker.
Next up is a take on a classic Thanksgiving dish – stuffing! Instead of bread and butter, this recipe has replaced it with herbed wild rice and quinoa.
This recipe and photo are from Kitchen Treaty.
I also LOVE this Apple Cranberry Stuffing from Elana’s Pantry.
If you’re similar to me, you have to have Brussel Sprouts each Thanksgiving. This recipe goes above and beyond in taking this popular Thanksgiving dish to the next level.
This recipe and photo are from A Beautiful Plate.
Lastly, this ginger miso acorn squash will be a dish that wows!
This recipe and photo are from Snixy Kitchen.
We hope this inspires you to make a healthy dish or two, leaving you feeling happy, healthy, and satisfied this Holiday Season!