Thanksgiving is a time of great excitement, a time to spend with loved ones, but also a time where most people fall off the healthy eating band wagon. While I completely believe in moderate indulgence, I also believe that holiday food can be outrageously tasty and healthy at the same time.
Therefore, there is no need to feel guilty or even deprived when it comes to holiday eating, because there are so many amazing recipes that can keep you on track, but prevent you from feeling like you are missing out. Check out my following favorites that no doubt have a competitive chance for being the favorite of the night.
Note: All recipes are vegetarian, some being vegan. With that being said you can always alter the recipes to be vegan as well.
Pumpkin Bruschetta by Kwestia Smaku
( This one you will have to get a translation for… but well worth it!)
Roasted Cauliflower Pumpkin Swirl Dip By Happy. Healthy. Life.
Truffle Salt. Sweet Onion. Pumpkin. Cinnamon. Maple Syrup. Garbanzo Beans.
Caramelized Cauliflower Soup by Sprouted Kitchen
Thyme. Nutmeg. White Balsamic Vinegar. Hazelnuts. Torn Bread.
Millet and Pumpkin Winter Salad by Green Kitchen Stories
Romanesco Broccoli. Pomegranate. Hazelnut. Purple Grape. Parsley. Basil.
Crusted Butternut Squash by Sprouted Kitchen
Nutmeg. Breadcrumbs. Thyme. Parsley. Garlic.
Roasted Brussels Sprout and Walnut Salad by Scandi Foodie
Lemon Thyme. Sea Salt. Sherry Vinegar. Toasted Walnut.
Kale and Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes by 101 Cookbooks
Kale. Scallions. Black Pepper. Shallots.
Creamy Sweet Potato Surprise by Love and Lemons
Coconut Milk. Spinach. Dijon Mustard. Sage. Nutritional Yeast. Brown Rice Fusilli. Red Pepper Flakes.
Tempeh with Chestnuts and Persimmons by Scandi Foodie
Green Shallots. Tamari. Chestnut. Persimmon. Lime Juice.
Spice-kissed Pumpkin Pie by 101 Cookbooks
Hazelnut. Coconut Milk. Graham Cracker. Clove. Ginger.
Persimmon and Hazelnut Brownies by Scandi Foodie
Banana. Hazelnut. Vanilla Bean. Apple. Cacao. Sea Salt.