Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and we hope you’re excited to enjoy the holiday! While Thanksgiving is a time of indulgence, there are a lot of options that can help you maintain your healthy lifestyle. Here are some healthy Thanksgiving recipes for you to enjoy!

Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1-2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • Juice of half an orange

Pecan topping

  • 3/4 cup chopped raw pecans
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. melted coconut oil

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and preheat oven to 350° F. While water comes to a boil, peel and cut sweet potatoes into large chunks.
  2. Add sweet potatoes to water. Boil until tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Drain potatoes and put them back in the large pot with all the other ingredients. Using a hand mixer, blend until potatoes reach desired consistency.
  4. In a small bowl, combine all topping ingredients until pecans are well coated.
  5. Scoop sweet potatoes into an oven safe dish and top with pecans.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until topping is browned, about 15 minutes. Serve warm.
Herb-Roasted Turkey

Ingredients

  • 1 whole bone-in turkey breast, 6 1/2 to 7 pounds
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup dry white wine

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325° F. Place the turkey breast skin-side up on a rack in a roasting pan.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the garlic, mustard, herbs, salt, pepper, olive oil, and lemon juice. Loosen the skin from the meat gently with your fingers and smear half of the mixture directly on the meat. Spread the remaining paste evenly on the skin. Pour the wine into the bottom of the roasting pan.

Roast the turkey for 1 ½ to 2 hours, until the skin is golden brown and an instant-read thermometer registers 165° F when inserted into the thickest and parts of the breast. When the turkey is done, cover with foil and allow it to rest at room temperature for 15 minutes. Slice and serve with the pan juices spooned over the turkey.

Healthier Pumpkin PIe

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups pastry flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup xylitol or sugar of choice
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 2-4 tbsp. water

Filling:

  • 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin puree
  • 1 (13.5 oz.) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp. ground flax
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • Pinch of pure stevia or 2 tbsp. extra brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract

Directions

Crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 200° F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Add oil and stir. Add water as needed until it just sticks together.
  3. Press evenly into a 10-inch pie pan. Put the crust in the oven and immediately increase the temperature to 350° F.
  4. Bake 15 minutes. Let cool.

Filling:

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Blend all ingredients together until smooth, and then pour into the pie crust.

Bake 27 minutes, let it cool, then refrigerate at least 5 hours uncovered for the pie to thicken and set.

We hope these recipes will help you have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. For more recipes and tips for transforming your life, subscribe to the blog and check out our Facebook page!