Planning a Thanksgiving dinner that is both healthy and satisfying can be tricky. Check out my favorite dishes for Thanksgiving that will satisfy veg-heads and comfort-foodies alike!
Wild Rice Stuffed Acorn Squash
I feel like I've indulged so much already this holiday season that all the sweets aren't even tempting anymore. Now all I want is something healthy that is hearty enough to fill me up. This recipe is the perfect way to eat clean and still feel satisfied. And it just happens to be vegan and gluten-free so it is likely to please anyone at your holiday table no matter what their diet may be.
Buckwheat Flatbread with Goat Cheese & Summer Squash
I could post a different zucchini recipe everyday for the rest of the summer. I never tire of eating summer squash. On these long summer days I hate to spend my time indoors, so I find myself sticking to simple recipes like this that I can pull together in thirty minutes. And when the produce is as good as it is in the summer, it doesn't take much to make a delicious meal.
Creamy Butternut Squash Orecchiette with Crispy Sage
Growing up as a vegetarian on Thanksgiving, there was always Chelsea's food and everyone else's food. And while I do like steamed vegetables, it seemed like that was always the only option for me other than rice. As an adult, I love having Thanksgiving as an opportunity to make vegetarian dishes that the whole family (meat-eaters included) will enjoy. This Butternut Squash Orecchiette is the perfect side dish to win over any picky eater. I have included the vegan and gluten free variations in the recipe as well so that everyone can enjoy it.
Fall Panzanella Salad
A salad is a great side dish but doesn’t always have what it takes to be a main course. I know I’m not the only one who ends up craving carbs after eating salad. But with bread toasted in olive oil, roasted squash, and cheese, this salad can stand alone.
Turnip Fries with Avocado Dipping Sauce
A diet that doesn't leave room for french fries simply will not work for me. Fries are delicious. There is no way around it. And while I sometime need the real thing (never from fast food restaurants though), other times I can make healthy substitutes to satisfy my craving. I created this recipe for Turnip Fries for Linn at Straightforward Nutrition. Check it out and check out Linn's delicious recipes. And the raw avocado dip is amazing on everything, so try it!