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6 Healthier Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

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What's on your Thanksgiving menu this year? 🦃 Stuff the turkey this year - and not your body 🤭 - with these healthier Thanksgiving recipes from around the web that you can feel good about.

Do you like Cranberry Sauce? This naturally sweetened cranberry sauce recipe is much prettier than store-bought, not to mention it's extra delicious thanks to the honey or maple syrup.


This healthy and fabulously delicious quinoa dressing is filled with so many yummy stuffing ingredients — roasted butternut squash, pistachios, cranberries, spinach, red onions, and more. And it can be ready to go in about 45 minutes, with only 15 minutes of prep time. And it’s gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan! So basically just about anyone at your Thanksgiving meal can happily dive in.


Are mashed potatoes a must-have on Thanksgiving? If so, consider making them a little healthier with cauliflower instead of potatoes! This recipe is creamy, delicious, and a healthy alternative to traditional mashed potatoes. Mashed cauliflower doesn’t taste exactly like mashed potatoes, but it’s amazing and has the same silky texture. I think everyone will enjoy this recipe!

Or does your menu consist of sweet potato casserole instead of mashed potatoes? Ditch the brown sugar, marshmallows, and all the unhealthy stuff that many sweet potato casseroles call for. This recipe calls for sweet potatoes, butter, salt, and apple butter - that's it!


Instead of grabbing the Campbell's french fried onions and canned mushroom soup, opt for this yummy green bean casserole recipe instead! This low carb Supreme Green Bean Casserole is everything the other one wishes it was: rich, creamy, flavorful and made from wholesome ingredients – oh and it’s keto & gluten-free too!

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6. Healthier Pumpkin & Pecan Pies

If you're looking for a healthier dessert to make for Thanksgiving, consider these better-for-you spins on the classic pies:

Will you be trying any of these Thanksgiving recipes?

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