Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and this is certainly a holiday where there are a lot of temptations! Below I have listed a few ideas for how to lighten up your menu. Note all of these are dairy free (and most are gluten free!) which leaves options for every one of your guests… and a little extra room for another helping or two :).

1. Fruit plate: I love this cute themed fruit platter. This can be done as a nice light breakfast (or dessert) or even as a platter to munch on while everything else is cooking.

Thanksgiving Fruit Plate

2. Cornbread Stuffing with Brussels Sprouts and Squash: There is no butter needed when you put all these delicious flavors together into one dish. Yum!

Cornbread Stuffing

3. Cauliflower Mash: These guys taste like the real thing! Sub out curry power/cinnamon and flavor with something more savory like roasted garlic, thyme or rosemary.

4. Dilled Green Beans: No need for a creamy casserole with this healthy and tasty side.

Dilled Green Beans

5. Apple Crisp: There is no need for pie when you have this delicious apple crisp.

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Happy Thanksgiving from my kitchen to yours!


  1. Connie Miller says

    I love love, love the fruit plate for Thanksgiving. Please let me know is the beak and legs made our of cheese? And what do you do for the eyes>

    Thanks I love this!


  2. admin says

    Hi Connie,

    You can do a carrot (or cheese) for the beaks and legs. And you can just poke holes for the eyes or use black sesame seeds, peppercorns or anything else that’s small, black and round!



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