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3 Best Healthy Recipes For Thanksgiving Dinner

November 9, 2020
healthy thanksgiving recipes

SWEET POTATO MASH

Ingredients:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 chili pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce

Instructions:

Put the sweet potatoes in a steamer basket and put the steamer in a large pot of simmering water that is 1 inch from the bottom of the basket.
Cover and steam over medium-high heat for 20 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are fork-tender.
Remove the steamer basket, pour the water out of the pot, and dump the sweet potatoes into the pot.
Add the butter and salt and mash with a potato masher. Add the chili and sauce and continue mashing to combine.
Serve immediately.

healthy sweet potato mash for thanksgiving

HEALTHY STUFFING

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped or thinly sliced
  • 1 small head cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 c. baby Bella mushrooms, chopped
  • Kosher salt, black pepper, 1/4 c. freshly chopped parsley, 2 tbsp. freshly chopped rosemary, 1 tbsp. freshly chopped sage
  • 1/2 c. low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth

Instructions:

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter.
Add onion, carrot, and celery and sauté until soft, 7 to 8 minutes.
Add cauliflower and mushrooms and season with salt and pepper.
Cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes more.
Add parsley, rosemary, and sage and stir until combined.
Pour over broth and cook until totally tender and liquid is absorbed 10 minutes.  

healthy stuffing for thanksgiving

HEALTHY PUMPKIN PIE

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 3½ tablespoons canola oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons cold water
  • 15-ounce 100% pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract & cinnamon,
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice & teaspoon clove
  • 3 egg whites, beaten
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar

Instructions:

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
In a small mixing bowl or measuring cup, stir together the oil and water with a fork to combine.
Pour the oil and water mixture into the dry ingredients and stir together with a fork until evenly moistened.
Add more cold water 1 teaspoon at a time if needed, until moistened.
Transfer the dough to a 9-inch pie dish and press the dough evenly along the bottom and sides of the pie dish.
Crimp the edges, or press with the tines of a fork as desired, then set aside until ready to fill.
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
In a large mixing bowl, stir all of the ingredients together until thoroughly combined.
Pour the filling in the set-aside pie shell and place the pie on a cookie sheet to put into the oven.
Bake for 15 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to 350° F and continue baking until the center is set, 1½ hours.
Allow the pie to come up to room temperature on a cooling rack for at least an hour before serving.

healthy pumpkin pie for thanksgiving

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