5 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

five easy recipes to enjoy on Thanksgiving

Cauliflower Mash

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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
 

  • Separate cauliflower into florets and cut into smaller chunks
  • steam the florets over stove-top. once tender add the garlic, ghee, olive oil and spices.
  • use an immersion blender or transfer to a regular blender, process until smooth!
  • Serve hot
Keyword cauliflower, mashed potatoes

Wild Rice with Cranberry & Almonds

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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
 

  • pour rice, vegetable broth, orange juice, orange zest, and all seasonings into large pan over low heat covered for 45 minutes
  • once rice is fluffy and tender remove form heat and let sit for 5 minutes then gently fold in dried cranberries and almonds
  • Serve hot
Keyword almond, cranberry, wild rice

Glazed Rainbow Carrots

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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
 

  • steam carrots over stove-top once soft transfer to bowl and toss with maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, and sea salt
  • preheat oven to 370 and line baking sheet with parchment paper
  • pour glazed carrots onto of baking sheet – drop 4 tbsp of ghee (or butter) across the top
  • bake for 15 minutes
  • serve hot!
Keyword carrots, glazed

Gluten-Free Brie Bites

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

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

Instructions
 

  • preheat oven 370 and grease muffin pan
  • make gluten free stuffing according to back of the box
  • scoop stuffing (i used a cookie scooper) into each pocket of the muffin pan and press down until it's flat
  • chop the brie cheese into squares and put about 2 on top of each stuffing layer
  • top with a generous serving on cranberry sauce
  • pop into the oven for about 15 minutes
  • remove and add a rosemary sprig to each
  • serve warm
Keyword brie, cheese, cranberry, gluten free, stuffing

Mulled Wine

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Drinks

Ingredients
  

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

Instructions
 

  • pour a bottle of wine in a sauce pan with spices, sugar and orange slices
  • let simmer over low heat for 30 minutes
Keyword mulled, wine

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