My Top Ten Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes, plus Ten Honorable Mentions
This round-up has My Top Ten Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes, plus Ten Honorable Mentions and these are the Thanksgiving recipes I make over and over! Check out Thanksgiving Recipes to see more ideas for Thanksgiving on this blog!
Thanksgiving is approaching quickly, and I’m noticing people are checking out the Thanksgiving Recipes for ideas! But before you get your menu completely set, I want to remind you about this collection of My Top Ten Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes, plus Ten Honorable Mentions. These are my absolute favorites, and some of these are recipes I make every year for Thanksgiving.
And since this is once-a-year holiday food for me, not every recipe here is low-carb or gluten-free, although quite a few of them are. I promise you’ll find some very tasty options here, whether you’re keeping it strictly low-carb for Thanksgiving or indulging a bit more for the holiday meal. Just click the link for any recipe and use the tags at the top to see which diet types that recipe is suitable for if you want that information.
But if strictly low-carb and gluten-free is what you’re looking for, check out the list of low-carb Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Ups at the bottom of this post for plenty of amazing ideas for holiday foods. Hope those low-carb and gluten-free round-ups are helpful for anyone who’s working hard to keep the menu low in carbs or gluten-free!
Now, let’s talk about my healthy Thanksgiving favorites. And if you’ve tried one of these favorites in years gone by, I’d love to hear how you liked it in the comments!
Let’s start with 100% Whole Wheat Stuffing muffins. I’ve made these the last few years, and this is something everyone in my family asks for.
This Easy Brussels Sprouts Gratin is so good it just might win over some Brussels Sprouts avoiders!
Sweet Potato Gratin with Goat Cheese, Parmesan and Thyme was something we couldn’t stop eating when we tested the recipe, and when I made it for some food blogging friends they loved it too. This year I’m going to my sister Pam’s house and her kids have requested that I bring this!
Low-Sugar (or Sugar-Free) Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake is something I’ve been making for Thanksgiving since 2006, and last year took a better photo to show how good this is!
Another recipe I’ve swooned over for a few years is this amazing Low-Carb Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon, Almonds, and Parmesan.. If you’ve never tried raw brussels sprouts, they’re really delicious; toss in some dried cranberries if you don’t mind a few more carbs.
I can tell when it’s getting close to Thanksgiving by the visits to this recipe for Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms, Balsamic, and Parmesan; this recipe has been Pinned and viewed on the blog millions and millions of times!
I describe this Low-Sugar Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie as being a cross between cheesecake and pumpkin pie, and I make this every year.
I could never skip this Broccoli Gratin with Swiss and Parmesan without protests from some of my family members, who think this is a must-have vegetable dish for Thanksgiving.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts is the first Brussels Sprouts recipe I made for the blog and I still love this recipe. Many people have raved about this one through the years!
And finally, another recipe that quickly became a Thanksgiving favorite was these absolutely amazing Sweet Potato Appetizer Bites with Feta and Green Onion.
More Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes from Kalyn:
Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Red Onions with Feta
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Avocado and Pecans
Low-Sugar Fresh Cranberry Salsa with Cilantro, Lime, and Jalapeno
Thanksgiving Spinach Salad with Dried Cranberries, Almonds, and Goat Cheese
Roasted Butternut Squash with Rosemary, Pecans, and Gorgonzola Cheese
CrockPot or Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Lower-Carb Gravy
Roasted Butternut Squash with Lemon, Thyme, and Parmesan
Roasted Broccoli with Lemon and Pecorino-Romano Cheese
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans, with or without Gorgonzola Cheese
Onion Gratin with Rosemary and Thyme
Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes:
25+ Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dishes, Appetizers, and Salads
The BEST Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
Ten Low-Carb Winter Salads for Holiday Dinners
Ten Favorite Low-Carb Green Vegetable Recipes
Low-Carb Broccoli Recipes for a Thanksgiving Side Dish
Low-Carb Brussels Sprouts for a Thanksgiving Side Dish
What Are Your Favorite Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes?
Please share in the comments about what’s going to be on the menu at your house this year, and if you’ve tried any of my Thanksgiving favorites, I’d love to hear about how you liked them!