Thanksgiving recipes that are delicious (& healthy)!

Are you in search of some delicious Thanksgiving recipes that will impress your family this year? Look no further!

Here’s a round-up of some delicious (and healthy) foods for you to serve this holiday!
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I am ready for the holiday, that is for sure! I’m feeling grateful for all that I have, but ready to take a break and relax. This holiday season, my wife and I will be visiting our parents. Her parents on Thursday and mine for the weekend. We, of course, will buy our gifts on Black Friday (not Thanksgiving) to help us save some money on Christmas shopping this year. However, we have to have something to bring to each of our parents for the meal so we needed some yummy Thanksgiving recipes. Since there are some health restrictions in our family and we had to search anyway, we decided to compile our list of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes here (a list of contributions from awesome blogger foodies).

Thanksgiving Recipes Roundup

Thanksgiving recipes

While I am sure there are many yummy Thanksgiving recipes for the main course, I stuck with ones for breads, soups, sides, and desserts – just a few in each category. These Thanksgiving recipes range from natural, to gluten-free, to vegan, to dairy-free, and everything in between. Enjoy!


There is nothing better than fresh, home-baked bread for the holidays. Unless you can’t have wheat and everyone else can. Try making these delicious Thanksgiving recipes so that no one feels left out this year!

Butternut Squash Bread – Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free

2 Cups Butternut Squash Flour.
1 Cup Pureed Butternut Squash.
1 Tsp Baking Powder.
1 Tsp Baking Soda.
1 Tbsp Dried Rosemary (crushed).
1 Cup-1 1/4 Cups Unsweetened Non-Dairy Milk.
A Dash of Cinnamon.

For directions, visit Strength & Sunshine.

Cornbread – Vegan, Gluten-Free

1 Tbsp Flax Meal.
2 1/2 Tbsp Water.
1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk.
1 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar.
1 1/2 Cup Organic Fine Cornmeal.
1/2 Cup Oat Flour.
1 1/2 Tbsp Baking Powder.
1 Tsp Salt.
1/4 Tsp Baking Soda.
1/4 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce.
2-3 Tbsp Coconut Palm Sugar.
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil.

For directors, visit Emilie Eats.


While this fall has been a warm one, the cold is sure to catch up with us soon. Especially for those who, like me, live in the Midwest. If you’re used to the cold, you know that nothing beats a nice, hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day. Here are some Thanksgiving recipes for soups to share with your family!

Red Lentil, Sweet Potato, and Carrot Chili – Vegan

1 Tbsp Olive Oil.
1 Yellow Onion.
1 Tbsp Garlic.
1 Tbsp Dried Cilantro.
1 Tsp Salt.
1/2 Tsp Black Pepper.
1/2 Tsp Dried Thyme.
4 Cups Sweet Potatoes.
1 Cup Carrots.
1 Cup Dry Red Lentils.
3 Cups Tomatoes.
3 1/2 Cups Water or Broth.
1 Cup Spinach or Kale.
2 Tbsp Fresh Oregano.

For directions, visit Emilie Eats.

Easy Butternut Squash Soup

1 Butternut Squash.
2 Small Apples.
6 Cups Water.
2 Tsp Dried Thyme.
1 Tsp Dried Rosemary.
1 Tsp Cinnamon.
1/2 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice.
1/4 Tsp Mrs. Dash Garlic Herb Seasoning.
1/4 Tsp Nutmeg.
Salt & Pepper to Taste.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds for Topping.

For directions, visit Healthy Helper.

Slow-Cooked Minestrone – Vegan

1 Fennel Bulb.
1 White Onion.
2 Summer Squash.
2 Cloves Garlic.
2 Ribs Celery.
1 Green Pepper.
1/2 Bag Frozen Spinach.
1/2 Bag Coleslaw Mix.
1 Cup Black Eyed Peas.
1 Can Diced Tomatoes.
1/2 Can Tomato Paste.
1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar.
64 Oz. Vegetable Broth.
2 Tsp Dried Basil.
1 Tsp Dried Thyme.
1 Tsp Dried Oregano.
1/2 Tsp Dried Rosemary.
1/2 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes.
1 Tsp Smoked Paprika.
2 Cups Whole Wheat Elbow Noodles.
Salt and Pepper to Taste.

For directions, visit Healthy Helper.


Sides ranging from veggies, to salads, to loafs here – all yummy and all healthy Thanksgiving recipes. Great options if your family asks you to bring something along and you are unsure! Of course, there’s wine for that too.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts [with balsamic almond dressing] – Vegan, Paleo

1 lb Brussels Sprouts.
1-2 Tbsp Olive Oil.
1/2 Tsp Salt.
2-3 Tbsp Balsamic Almond Dressing.
Balsamic Vinegar, Drizzled to Taste.

For directors, visit Fit Mitten Kitchen.

Holiday Spinach Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

4 Cups Baby Spinach.
1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts (toasted).
1/4 Cup Feta Cheese.
1/4 Cup Dried Cranberries.

3 Tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil.
3 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar.
3 Tbsp Dried Cranberries.
1 Tbsp Honey.
1/8 Tsp Salt.

For directions, visit Enticing Healthy Eating.

Warm Sorghum Salad with Kohlrabi, Apple, & Fennel – Gluten-Free, Vegan

1/2 Cup Pearled Sorghum.
4 Small Kohlrabi Bulbs.
1 Ginger Gold Apple.
1/2 Cup Chopped Fennel Bulb.
A few Fennel Frowns.
1 Tbsp Minced Fennel “Hairs”.
2 Cipolline Onions.
1/4 Tsp Cinnamon.
1/2 Tsp Dried Tarragon.

For directions, visit Strength & Sunshine.

Pumpkin Chili Lentil Loaf – Vegan

1 Cup Red Lentils (dry).
1/2 Cup Mushrooms.
1/2 Onion.
2 Cups Water.
1/2 Cup Oats.
1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree.
2 1/2 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice.
2 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder.

For directions, visit Love me, Feed me.

Wild Rice & Butternut Squash

2 Cups Uncooked Wild Rice.
6 Cups Water.
2 Medium Butternut Squash.
1 Pomegranate.
1 Cup Pistachios.
1/4 Cup Olive Oil.
2 Tbsp Honey.
1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar.

For directions, visit I Heart Vegetables.

Fall Superfood Salad

1 Pkg Pepper Greens.
2 Whole Apples.
1/2 Cup Goat Cheese.
1/2 Cup Pumpkin Seeds.
1/2 Cup Pomegranate Seeds.
1/4 Cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil.
1 Tbsp Maple Syrup.
1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar.
1/2 Tsp Water.

For directions, visit Rachlmansfield.


The best part of the meal. Have your family talking with these delicious and healthy treats in our Thanksgiving recipes roundup!

Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Bars – Gluten-Free, Vegan

1/2 Cup Dates.
3/4 Cup Almond Butter.
1/4 Cup Applesauce.
1/4 Cup Almond Milk.
1/2 Cup Oat Flour.
1 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda.
1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract.
1/4 Tsp Salt.
1/3-1/2 Cup Chocolate Chips.

For directions, visit Emilie Eats.

Pumpkin Pie – Dairy-Free

1 1/3 Cups Almond Flour.
2 Tbsp Melted Coconut Oil.
4 Dates.
1/4 Tsp Salt.
1 Tsp Cinnamon.

1 Can Pumpkin.
3/4 Cups Coconut Milk (full fat).
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar.
1/4 Cup Maple Syrup.
2 Eggs.
2 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice.
1 Tsp Cinnamon.
1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract.
1/4 Tsp Salt.

For directions, visit In It 4 the Long Run.

Oatmeal Stuffed Baked Apple

1 Apple.
1/4 Cup Old-Fashioned Oats.
1 Tbsp Macadamia Topping.
1/2 Tbsp Maple Syrup.
1/2 Tbsp Coconut Oil.
Splash of Vanilla Extract.
Sprinkle of Cinnamon.

For directions, visit Rachlmansfield.

Simple Apple Blondies

2/3 Cup Butter.
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar.
1 Cup Coconut Sugar.
2 Eggs.
1 Tsp Vanilla.
1/2 Cup Nuts (walnuts or pecans).
2 Cups Flour.
2 Tsp Baking Powder.
1 Cup Chopped Apples.

For directions, visit Rachlmansfield.

Hope you enjoyed the Thanksgiving recipes roundup! We’ll do another recipe-something-or-other for the Christmas season as well. Don’t forget to check back in tomorrow for another post on our Make Money Online Series!

Feel free to share your favorite Thanksgiving recipes in the comments below!

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18 Replies to “Thanksgiving recipes that are delicious (& healthy)!”

  1. Thanks for this post! There are several recipes that are staples at our thanksgiving table (and none of them healthy lol) and I’ve been wanting to add in one or two new items a little healthier both for my waistline and for the sake of the kids. That fall superfood salad is calling out to me! Happy holidays!

    1. Thank you for your comment, Stephy! I totally agree. We have a lot of staples that aren’t exactly healthy, so it’s time to add in a couple new and healthy ones! 🙂 I hope your fall superfood salad turns out yummy! Let us know what you think of it! 🙂

    1. Wonderful! I’m so glad that it was helpful and enjoyable for you – let us know if you make any 🙂 We love seeing pics and hearing stories. Thanks for the comment, Ashleigh!

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