5 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

five easy recipes to enjoy on Thanksgiving

Cauliflower Mash

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower, mashed potatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Medium cauliflower head
  • 3 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp grass-fed ghee or butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • splash olive oil

Instructions

  1. Separate cauliflower into florets and cut into smaller chunks

  2. steam the florets over stove-top. once tender add the garlic, ghee, olive oil and spices.

  3. use an immersion blender or transfer to a regular blender, process until smooth!

  4. Serve hot

Wild Rice with Cranberry & Almonds

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword almond, cranberry, wild rice
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups wild rice
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup almonds, chopped

Instructions

  1. pour rice, vegetable broth, orange juice, orange zest, and all seasonings into large pan over low heat covered for 45 minutes

  2. once rice is fluffy and tender remove form heat and let sit for 5 minutes then gently fold in dried cranberries and almonds

  3. Serve hot

Glazed Rainbow Carrots

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword carrots, glazed
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bag rainbow carrots, peeled and chopped down the middle
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 4 tbsp ghee

Instructions

  1. steam carrots over stove-top once soft transfer to bowl and toss with maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt

  2. preheat oven to 370 and line baking sheet with parchment paper

  3. pour glazed carrots onto of baking sheet – drop 4 tbsp of ghee (or butter) across the top

  4. bake for 15 minutes

  5. serve hot!

Gluten-Free Brie Bites

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword brie, cheese, cranberry, gluten free, stuffing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box Trader Joes gluten-free stuffing
  • 1 wheel brie cheese
  • 1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
  • fresh rosemary sprigs

Instructions

  1. preheat oven 370 and grease muffin pan

  2. make gluten free stuffing according to back of the box

  3. scoop stuffing (i used a cookie scooper) into each pocket of the muffin pan and press down until it's flat

  4. chop the brie cheese into squares and put about 2 on top of each stuffing layer

  5. top with a generous serving on cranberry sauce

  6. pop into the oven for about 15 minutes

  7. remove and add a rosemary sprig to each

  8. serve warm

Mulled Wine

Course Drinks
Keyword mulled, wine
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle red wine
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp whole cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 slices orange

Instructions

  1. pour a bottle of wine in a sauce pan with spices, sugar and orange slices

  2. let simmer over low heat for 30 minutes

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