Thanksgiving might just be the greatest holiday ever (hello, pumpkin pie 4 life) and I’m so excited to share all of my healthy Thanksgiving recipes with you. I included a delicious mix of appetizers, salads, mains, sides, and desserts for you to pick and choose from for the big day, PLUS a printable menu for you to write in your recipes!
Whether you’re hosting for the first time or heading to a family member’s house, these unique, healthy twists on traditional Thanksgiving recipes are guaranteed to impress.
Take a scroll, pick out your favorites, and be sure to leave a comment to tell me what you think! I’d love to see your Thanksgiving creations, so share any photos in our Facebook group and be sure to tag #AmbitiousThanksgiving on Instagram.
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- And your printable menu at the bottom of the post!
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GF = Gluten Free
V = Vegan
VT = Vegetarian
** = Monique’s favorites
Thankful for all of you each and every day. Enjoy, xoxo!
- Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad GF **
- Brussels Sprouts Kale Honeycrisp Apple Salad with Maple Cider Dressing V, GF
- Vegan Caesar Salad V, GF
- Roasted Carrot Cauliflower Quinoa Salad with Sunshine Dressing V, GF
- Autumn Butternut Squash Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad GF
- Winter Roasted Butternut Squash Black Lentil Salad V, GF **
- California Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad V, GF
- Roasted Sweet Potato, Pear & Pomegranate Spinach Salad VT, GF **
- Italian Chopped Brussels Sprouts Salad GF
- Chickpea Apple Broccoli Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing VT, GF **
- Shredded Brussels & Kale Salad with Apple, Gorgonzola & Candied Pecans VT, GF
- Butternut Squash and Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Toasted Almonds + Goat Cheese VT, GF
- Parmesan Bacon Sourdough Mushroom Stuffing
- Dad’s Creamy & Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes VT, GF
- Twice Baked Butternut Squash GF
- Perfect Homemade Turkey Gravy GF
- Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins VT, GF
- The Best Cornbread Stuffing Ever VT, GF **
- Lightened Up Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Oat Streusel VT, GF **
- Cheddar Broccoli Cauliflower Gratin VT
- The Best Creamy Garlic Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes VT, GF **
- Maple Glazed Roasted Carrots with Pistachios & Goat Cheese VT , GF **
- Garlic Fingerling Potatoes (V, GF)
- The Best Fluffy Moist Cornbread Recipe Ever VT
- The Best Homemade Healthy Green Bean Casserole VT, GF **
- Homemade Slow Cooker Baked Beans GF
- Lightened Up Brown Butter Mashed Sweet potato (with a slow cooker option!) VT, GF **
- Balsamic Herb Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables V, GF
- Spicy Maple Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Bacon GF
- Garlic Chil-Maple Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate + Gorgonzola VT, GF **
- Honey Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins VT **
- Chipotle Gouda Scalloped Sweet Potatoes VT
- 15-Minute Homemade Orange Cranberry Sauce V, GF **
- Brown Butter Cranberry Pumpkin Cornbread Skillet VT
- Healthy Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Casserole with Almond Oat Crumble VT, GF
- Butternut Squash Quinoa Patties with Cranberry Sauce V
- Sesame Garlic Roasted Asparagus V, GF
I hope you love these delicious Thanksgiving recipes! If you make anything from AK, be sure to tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram. I love seeing your creations and featuring followers!