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Healthy Thanksgiving Meal Plan (Grain Free)

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This Thanksgiving menu gives you the taste of all of the classics with healthier ingredients (including desserts!). Plus, download a free printable shopping list that makes Thanksgiving easy and nutritious!

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Healthy Thanksgiving Meal Plan (Grain Free)

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  2. 2. Hosting a healthy and delicious Thanksgiving meal for your family or friends can be pretty simple and stress free, though it does require some work. To make things easier, I prepare a Thanksgiving menu plan and print my recipes and a shopping list (see the end of this slideshow for a free shopping list download) ahead of time so that I can make most of the dishes in the days before. Then, on Thanksgiving, I just have to cook the turkey, roast some veggies and re-heat the dishes I’ve made.
  3. 3. Thanksgiving Menu Plan
  4. 4. TurkeyI prepare by quartering an onion and a lemon and placing inside the cavity before tying. Then, I rub butter on the outside and sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic, and basil. I brown at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes to seal in the juices. Then, I roast according to the instructions for the size bird. Bread Free Stuffing Made with roasted turnips and sweet potatoes and flavored with apples, celery, and onions. A great way to add some extra veggies to the meal and to try some delicious root vegetables.
  5. 5. Green Bean CasseroleGreen beans topped with a homemade (real) cream sauce and topped with pan fried onions in a coconut flour batter. This recipe has all the flavor (and more) of the traditional version without the mystery-soup-in-a-can.
  6. 6. Sweet Potato CasseroleAt our house, we much prefer sweet potatoes baked and topped with real butter and sea salt, but if you like the marshmallow topped version, this is a good alternative. It is topped with a homemade egg and honey based “marshmallow” that is very similar in taste and texture.
  7. 7. Mashed "Caulitatoes" Instead of all the starch of white potatoes, try this cauliflower version that uses pureed cauliflower and all the seasonings of regular mashed potatoes for a delicious substitute.
  8. 8. Cranberry Sauce A slightly sweet recipe that leaves out the “equal parts sugar” in traditional recipes. Hints of orange and pineapple sweeten it naturally. Great as a garnish on leftover turkey sandwiches.
  9. 9. Roasted Brussels Sprouts Who says kids (or adults) have to dislike Brussels Sprouts? When roasted and topped with bacon and sea salt, Brussels Sprouts can become a side to fight over!
  10. 10. Butternut Squash Soup If you want to serve a soup course, I recommend this one. We love this slightly sweet soup that tastes like Fall in a bowl.
  11. 11. Parmesan and Sea Salt Asparagus A delicious side that is equally delicious when the leftovers are used in omelets the next morning. Even the kids like asparagus this way, and we usually serve it with Hollandaise sauce.
  12. 12. Pumpkin Pie The typical Thanksgiving dessert but this version gets a makeover without the added sugar and an almond and pecan based crust.
  13. 13. Pumpkin Cheesecake If you aren’t much of a pumpkin fan or need to feed a bigger group, this recipe has a subtle pumpkin taste rolled into a cheesecake.
  14. 14. Carrot Cake A healthy version made with coconut flour, lots of eggs (protein!), and spices. Optional cream cheese frosting.
  15. 15. Pecan Pie This is one of my favorite grain free dessert recipes. With no refined sugar and lots of eggs for protein, it is a relatively healthy dessert for special occasions.
  16. 16. TO see all the recipes and to download my printable shopping list for them, Click here.
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