My Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes
Nov 22, 2021
Thanksgiving It's my absolute favorite holiday.
I love that there are no gifts to buy and it's all about cultivating gratitude for family, food, and connection.
I love long loungey mornings, eating a light breakfast, and cooking in the kitchen with music and warm fire on.
My husband took overcooking the turkey, which we smoke in the Traeger and it's been one of the best investments we've made!
I also LOVE turkey leftovers and ALWAYS make turkey bone broth (see below for my recipe) with the turkey bones after the meat has been devoured, or we get sick of it and feed it to our pug.
Okay so, today I want to share some of my favorite healthy Thanksgiving recipes that I've loved for years or are just beginning to play with!!!
First I must begin with my favorite side dish ever, Green Bean Casserole!
It's definitely not as easy to make as the old-fashioned recipes that use canned mushroom soup and green beans, but I promise it's worth it!
It is so freaking good!
I just love it.
I've made it every year for the past 5 years, and it ALWAYS gets devoured.
I may make 2 batches this year so I can have leftovers!
Here is the recipe
by a Sweet Pea Chef: Healthy green bean casserole
(It calls for chickpea flour, but I just use almond flour instead... I mean who has chickpea flour just lying around?!)
Okay on to the next and most important, dessert!
Pumpkin pie is one of my favorite desserts ever!
Did you know that pumpkin is a great source of amazing nutrients like vitamin A, fiber, vitamin C, potassium, iron, and loads of antioxidants!
This is why we must respect the pumpkin and make a pie that upholds its integrity!
If you don't already follow her on Instagram, you must! Her recipe is on there too!
The owner, James Berry. is a chef and someone who is on a mission to help families make meals more nutrient-dense and delicious!
You'll get to hear from him soon on the podcast where we talk about organ meats, the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet!
Lastly, I hope to inspire you to make bone broth after your turkey has been stripped of its meat!
Turkey Bone Broth
I make bone broth in the Fall and Winter months weekly, using organic and pastured chicken or grass-fed beef bones.
I could spend ALL day talking about the benefits.
I mean when grandma made you chicken soup when you were sick, it wasn't because she was doing it for fun!
It's because it's packed with nutrients that are readily available for you to use!
When your immune system is compromised and needs a little support, support it so it can do its job, protect you!
I encourage you to make and consume bone broth regularly to support your immune system! It's SO nourishing and healing to the gut too!
I share ways that you can use it too, like my turmeric bone broth latte
, which is my go-to recipe
any time I feel like my immune system needs a little support!
Okay, I think that's a lot to chew on (pun intended!).
I hope you feel inspired to make one or all of these recipes!
Let me know if you have any questions on any of this! I'm here to love and support you!
May the Thanksgiving meal planning begin!
In love and light, Becky