I am so thankful for my family, friends, and community and I love making amazing healthy food for family and friends on the holidays. The trick is to make gourmet, delicious food, that nourishes the body and soul, without adding sugar, toxins and inflammatory foods. My guests love joining us and don’t feel like they are coming over for a “healthy” meal. Here are several of my Thanksgiving recipes and a few from others that I love. I’m happy to finally be able to them put here all in one place! Each recipe is delicious, gluten free, and full of so many healing foods. The recipes here are mostly grain free, all are gluten free, and are processed sugar free. Much of this list is Paleo and GAPs friendly as well. It’s all super delicious and of course there's lot's of maple syrup. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving Turkey with Maple Syrup and Herbs
We like to roast or fry our turkeys for Thanksgiving! Our prep is the same no matter which way we cook the turkey. We love a caramelized maple turkey. Even with kosher turkeys, we brine our birds overnight. The meat is always moist and flavorful!
Oat Bread Challah
This oat challah is the perfect addition to a Thanksgiving meal. I'll often bake this recipe as rolls in muffin pans or just my usual in loaf pans.
Best Non-Dairy Mashed Potatoes
It's hard to think of mashed potatoes without dairy! I used to love mine with extra butter and super creamy. The important thing with making non-dairy mashed potatoes is developing the creamy rich taste without the cream! These are delicious. You can make them and eat them or you can bake the mashed potatoes and add a nutritional yeast topping. We do both in our family!
Best Paleo Stuffing from 40 Aprons
This stuffing really tastes like traditional stuffing. If you don't want to miss this dish in your grain free Thanksgiving menu, try this!
Green Bean Almondine
Green Bean Almondine is a classic recipe that is naturally grain free and incredibly delicious. This recipe is so yummy and incredibly quick and easy to add to your menu. It also adds a splash of bright green and crunch to the meal.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Maple Syrup
I love sweet potatoes all ways! This is a simple, but divine Thanksgiving sweet potato recipe. It is also amazing as leftovers. For additional crunch and flavor, add more pecans and maple syrup!
Easy Paleo Herb Gravy from Elana's Pantry
I love this gravy because it is thick and rich without adding a thickener or starch and has a bone stock base!
Instant Pot Cranberry Applesauce (Stove top Option) from Steph Gaudreau
Ok, could it get any easier than Cranberry Applesauce in the Instant Pot? This is super yummy and can be made on the stove top as well! If the cranberries are very sour, just add more maple syrup! I also added a bag of wild blueberries (10 oz) this year and it was delicious.
Paleo Chocolate Pecan Tart
This little tart is so stinkin good. It's basically chocolate pecan pie, but the crust is only on the bottom like a tart or a cheesecake! No one can ever believe that it's full of nourishment, gluten free, dairy free, grain free, and sweetened with honey. I make this recipe year round and have replaced my Thanksgiving Pecan Pie recipe with this one. Serve with vanilla cashew ice cream. It's a dream!
Pumpkin Pie with Maple Syrup and Almond Flour Crust
I love pumpkin pie and pumpkin pie spice! I also don't want the sugar, gluten, or dairy in traditonal pumpkin pie recipes. This recipe is absolutely delicious and incredibly easy! I love to use fresh pumpkin for this recipe, but it turns out just fine with canned as well! Who said you had to have Thanksgiving with an amazing dessert that you can enjoy?
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