Healthy Thanksgiving Feast Additions

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Thanksgiving is a food-filled day for many Americans. Health-consciousness is on the rise, and many of us are seeking healthier and non-meat-based alternatives to the traditional Thanksgiving menu. Our roasted Brussels sprouts side dish, savory pasta and kale sauté and a new twist on traditional pumpkin pie may be just the answer to the “What should I bring?” dilemma.

Healthy Thanksgiving Feast AdditionsRoasted Brussels Sprouts on the Stalk

Brussels sprouts are rich in many valuable nutrients and are most beneficial when eaten raw, steamed or roasted.  In addition to being a healthy traditional side dish, clusters of roasted Brussels sprouts on the stalk make a festive addition to a holiday meal.

 

 

Healthy Thanksgiving AdditionsWhole Wheat Potato Gnocchi with Kale and Red Onions

This whole wheat potato gnocchi is a great meatless alternative for dinner parties or a Thanksgiving feast. Whole grain pasta provides plenty of dietary fiber and kale and red onions supply lots of vitamins and minerals.

 

 

Healthy Thanksgiving Feast AdditionsEasy Pumpkin Pie with Granola Crust

Who doesn’t love pumpkin pie? This healthier version of the American classic has a whole grain granola-based crust. You can make your own granola at home or buy plain, unflavored granola.

 

 

 

healthy side dishes, Healthy Thanksgiving Feast AdditionsHealthy Potato Salad

Potato salad is one picnic staple that shouldn’t be missing from a holiday spread. Our version is made without mayonnaise–olive oil and chopped onion add moisture and flavor.

 

 

 

Zemlovka-apple cinnamon bread puddingŽemlovka: Baked Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding

This healthy snack, treat or even a meal is a great alternative to sweet holiday desserts. It is very easy to make, and most children love it. Since we don’t have to make dough and use only handful of ingredients, the prep time is short and fun, even for kids.

 

 

healthy Thanksgiving alternatives, pumpkin coconut soupPumpkin Coconut Soup

This vegetarian pumpkin soup blends traditional pumpkin flavor with the tropical taste of coconut. A festive color and elegant texture make it a great holiday dish with high nutritional value.

 

Have a happy, healthy Thanksgiving!

 

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