Can you believe it? Thanksgiving is next week!
If you need some last minute ideas for healthy Thanksgiving recipes to make and share, below are ten to consider for incorporation into your Holiday meal.
Thanksgiving is a very special holiday for this blog, as it marks the anniversary of filming and posting videos of how to incorporate Traditional Cooking techniques in your home.
The very first video I posted five years ago was of me making turkey stock with my leftover Thanksgiving turkey bones.
That video was a total lark (not to mention my crazy hairstyle) but folks responded so positively that I decided to start doing them regularly. There are now well over 100 videos and nearly 20,000 subscribers on The Healthy Home Economist YouTube Channel!
I thought it might be nice to round up all the healthy Thanksgiving recipes into one place including any videos. I hope you find something in this list that makes your Thanksgiving hosting duties a bit more manageable … and nutritious!
Best of all, even the folks you will be celebrating with who eat the Standard American Diet (SAD) will find these recipes tasty. Healthy does not mean unappetizing; it should and can mean delicious and satisfying. That is what the essence of Traditional Cooking is all about.
Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes
How to Make Turkey Stock: Don’t laugh – this was my VERY FIRST video for this blog 5 years ago. The info is great but I am a serious dweeb on camera! I’ve hopefully improved a bit since then.
Fermented Potatoes: If you have trouble with mashed potatoes, try this recipe. It makes all that starch a lot more digestible with the bonus of enzymes and probiotics from the fermentation process.
How to Make REAL Gravy: My hubby gets into the act and shows you his awesome gravy making skills in this video!
Healthy Sweetened Condensed Milk: Skip the canned stuff even if organic. The heavy processing to make sweetened condensed milk is highly denaturing and renders it very allergenic (fast path to the post-holiday cold). Make this instead.
Sprouted Stuffing: Very digestible and yummy. Won’t put you on the couch for a 2 hour nap afterward.
Sweet Potato Casserole (no sugar): You will love this recipe that uses no sugar and is still sweet and tasty.
Pumpkin Pie (dairy free): What is Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie? This recipe shows you how to make the best tasting pumpkin pie without that nasty evaporated milk from the supermarket!
Pumpkin Cookies (Grain Free): If pumpkin pie is not your thing, try these festive pumpkin cookies instead! Or hey, make both. Your guests will be happy I’m sure.
Pumpkin Bread: Anything pumpkin is a go for Thanksgiving, so if you have some leftover pumpkin puree from making the pies or cookies, try this pumpkin bread recipe.
Get Creative with Leftover Turkey: This post is a recipe for my homemade turkey salad.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist