Thanksgiving Feast


We have arrived in the season of feasts and celebrations.  Traditional meals, with rituals foods of turkey and stuffing and pies, provide the opportunity to bring family together over a bountiful table.  There are plenty of ways to keep the traditions of the season while also making dishes that are nourishing and delicious.  Below is a menu and a few recipes that will allow celebration without sacrificing health. 

 

-Turkey with lemon, fennel, and garlic

-Savory Gravy

-Whole Grain Stuffing – there are lots of great recipes for stuffings using brown rice, millet, and quinoa.

-Carrot Soup – add this soup to your menu for nutrition and for its lovely autumnal color. 

-Whole Cranberry Sauce – using fresh cranberries and sweetening with agave nectar puts canned cranberries to shame.

-Vanilla Sweet Potatoes

-Garlic Mashed “Potatoes” – using cauliflower is a great way to make a delicious mashed potato substitute.

-Butternut Squash Pie – a recipe without added sugar but still pleasantly sweet.

-Asparagus with lemon-herb dressing

-Spinach Salad with Lemon Rosemary Dressing

-Pumpkin Custard – a delicious way to reinvent the classic pumpkin pie, sweetened with agave nectar.

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