Trying to plan your Thanksgiving dinner? No worries. I’ve got you covered with over 50 healthy Thanksgiving recipes to make your mouth water.
Thanksgiving was never my favorite holiday. To be honest, it didn’t feel genuine to be celebrating a historical event that caused irreparable damage to the indigenous people of this country. I tend to be a truth teller and have always sought out a more accurate and balanced version of how things really went down.
But over the years as I have grown and my family has grown, Thanksgiving has taken on a new meaning for me. Giving thanks and living in gratitude has become a way of life and a powerful tool for living a more joyful life. I have come to realize that it is extremely healing and important to gather with friends and family to give thanks for all the abundance in our lives.
One thing that I have learned is that it is very difficult to be grateful and unhappy at the same time. And spending time with small children has taught me that JOY is our natural state of being. As an adult, I am continually striving to return to that precious place of joy. Having a daily gratitude practice has been a powerful tool in creating more joy on the daily for myself and for my family.
What does that look like in our family? Super simple. Every time that we sit together to eat a meal, we go around the table and each person says what he or she is grateful for today. This simple act is powerful. It keeps us rooted in gratitude and reminds us to celebrate each day the good things in life.
So here’s to a wonderful Day of Thanks for us all. May we be reminded of all the abundance we have in our lives and may we senf out prayers of healing and health to all who are lacking. My personal prayer this year goes out to the brave folks out at Standing Rock who are defending our lands against the proposed oil pipeline. This movement is dear to my heart because I feel strongly about protecting our natural water sources. Without clean water, we have no life. In support of the courageous people at Standing Rock, my amazing and talented friend has created an art piece called “North Dakota Prayer” with all profits going to support the Standing Rock Tribe. Please take a moment to check out her art and if inspired, please purchase and support. Thank you so much!
OK OK… back to those delicious and healthy Thanksgiving recipes I promised you. Whether you are looking to cook a whole turkey or just some sides and desserts, it’s all here. I even added some tasty gluten free and paleo breads and drinks for you.
Oh, and I’d love to hear what you are grateful for today. Leave me a comment below.
How to Brine a Turkey from Stupid Easy Paleo
Paleo Thanksgiving Turkey from Primal Palate
How to Grill a Whole Turkey from Beauty and the Foodie
Stuffed Turkey Breast from Primal Palate
Honey Mustard Glazed Cranberry Pork Loin Roast from Get Inspired Everyday
Paleo Cranberry Turkey Meatballs from Plaid and Paleo
Easy Roast Chicken from Savory Lotus
Mini Sweet Potato Pomme Anna from Savory Lotus
Paleo Apple Pecan Brussels Sprouts from Paleo Magazine
Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Shallots from Everyday Maven
Simple Mashed Sweet Potatoes from Get Inspired Everyday
Velvety Mashed Parsnips from What Great Grandma Ate
Browned Butter Maple Sage Roasted Carrots from Get Inspired Everyday
Thanksgiving Yams from Real Simple Good
Honey Sesame Yams from Savory Lotus
Winter Squash Casserole from Plaid and Paleo
Savory Greens with Pancetta from Savory Lotus
Paleo Pumpkin and Sage Risotto from Meatified
Creamy Cauliflower Fauxtatoes from Real Food RN
Sweet Potato Pancakes from Healy Eats Real
Best Ever Paleo Stuffing from Zenbelly
Cranberry Sweet Potato Stuffing from Get Inspired Everyday
Sausage Sweet Potato Apple Stuffing from What Great Grandma Ate
Grain-Free Traditional Stuffing from Plaid and Paleo
Paleo Stuffing with Pumpkin Bread from Paleo Running Momma
Paleo Slow Cooker Stuffing from Rubies & Radishes
Carmelized Onion Sausage Stuffing from PaleOMG
Grain-Free Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pao de Queijo) from Savory Lotus
Paleo Cornbread Muffins from Bravo for Paleo
Savory Sweet Potato Biscuits from Savory Lotus
Thanksgiving Bread from My Heart Beets
Grain-Free Rolls from Meghan Birt
Paleo Dinner Rolls from Paleo Spirit
Rosemary Garlic Flatbread from Savory Lotus
Paleo Apple Pie from Paleo Magazine
Apple Galette from Savory Lotus
Cinnamon Cranberry Apple Crisp from Get Inspired Everyday
Maple Pecan Apple Crisp from Paleo Running Momma
Paleo Pumpkin Pie from Primally Inspired
Family Style Baked Pumpkin Custard from Savory Lotus
Pumpkin Flan with Coconut Sugar Caramel Sauce from Honey, Ghee & Me
Pumpkin Spice Poppers from Rubies & Radishes
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread from Savory Lotus
Mini Winter Squash Pies from Savory Lotus
Mom’s Pecan Pie from Back Porch Paleo
Grain-Free Pecan Tart from Savory Lotus
Apple Butter Pecan Pie from Plaid and Paleo
Sweet Potato Pie from Savory Lotus
Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream from Get Inspired Everyday
Pumpkin Pie Bars from Real Simple Good
Salted Caramel Pumpkin Chai Latte from Get Inspired Everyday
Pumpkin Caramel Latte from Beauty and the Foodie
Spiced Pumpkin Cider from Plaid and Paleo