11 Thanksgiving Recipes No Holiday Feast Should be Without

17 Organic Authority Thanksgiving Recipes for a Healthy and Happy Feast

This Thanksgiving, venture into new territory. Enjoy what you usually do, only with a healthier twist. The following 11 Thanksgiving recipes highlight classic celebratory dishes, but each with a nod towards simpler, kinder ingredients. Indulge to your heart’s desire, knowing that each bite is something to be even more thankful for this year. Be thankful for your health and show it in the food you serve to yourself, your family, and your friends.

11 Organic Authority Thanksgiving Recipes

1. Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

Gluten-free and vegan, these muffins are also delicious. They are based in gluten-free oats and almond flour and sweetened with coconut palm sugar, pumpkin puree, and apple. Enjoy them for breakfast or for dessert!

2. Wilted Greens Salad

Baby, it’s cold outside, so an equally as cold salad may not be what you are craving right about now. But if you want to get your greens in, consider wilting them and serving them warm.

3. Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

This recipe is subtly sweet, aromatic, and nutritious. Butternut squash soup goes down like butter, only without the butter. Black pepper and nutmeg overtones ignite your senses, so you properly gear up for the Thanksgiving foods to come.

4. Red Skin Potato and Thyme Casserole

A Thanksgiving dinner table wouldn’t be right without a potato ensemble. This recipe features thyme and Gruyere cheese.

5. Easy Fresh Herb Organic Turkey with Fresh Herb Gravy (Video)

Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without a turkey recipe. This recipe is easy to put together and great for those short on time!

6. Organic Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic, potatoes, and crème fraîche combine to make a classic mashed potatoes dish expected at every Thanksgiving dinner.

7. Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Cinnamon Pecan Crunch   

Pecans add spicy crunch to this sweet potato dish. The recipe also features orange juice, cinnamon, ginger, and cranberries.

8. Roasted Brussels Sprouts                        

It’s hard not to love roasted Brussels sprouts. They naturally soften, caramelize, and take on a texture you’ll crave all year round. However, if they aren’t cooked enough (or too much), they can easily turn you and guests off them forever. Learn how to do it right.

9. Kale, Cornbread and Cranberry Stuffing

Kale has made it to your turkey stuffing, and you’ll be glad it did.

10. Homemade Cranberry, Pomegranate, Persimmon Relish

Don’t buy a pre-made cranberry sauce. Instead, make this recipe, which adds in other winter flavors, such as pomegranate and persimmon.

11. Sugar-Free Vegan Cherry Pie

Indulge in Thanksgiving dessert, only without the sugar rush. This recipe is sweetened with apple juice and dark sweet cherries. Its crust is based in spelt flour, almond milk, and coconut oil.

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Aylin Erman
Aylin Erman

Aylin is founder of GlowKitchen, a food blog with an emphasis on vegan and gluten-free fare. Aylin has been living in Istanbul, where she is founder and CEO of a cold-pressed juice and healthy foods company JÜS (www.jusistanbul.com).