So today I spent WAAAAY too much time on the internet reading some of my favorite food blogs in search of healthy Thanksgiving recipes.
I figured you might be in need of some healthy recipe ideas for this year’s Thanksgiving feast so I put together this post of seven healthy, "Lisa Cohen Fitness Approved" recipes for you!
This is a Must Read for the HOLIDAY
I found this first recipe for Cauliflower Mash at whole foods last week, and I made it for my family. Anika loved it! Steve is not a big fan of cauliflower but he liked it too. A delicious, low carb substitute for the traditional Thanksgiving comfort food!
The truth is: You can serve this dish on Thanksgiving and NO ONE will know that it is not the usual high calorie, butter laden mashed potatoes!
Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes"
- 1 large head cauliflower
- 2 large cloves garlic
- 2 cups low sodium veggie broth. (chicken broth also works)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley
- Cut off large stems of cauliflower and chop up the remaining pieces
- Mash the garlic cloves.
- Boil cauliflower and garlic in broth for 40 minutes (or until fork tender)
- Reserve the broth.
- Place cauliflower and olive oil in cuisinart and blend until completely mashed.
- Add a little reserved broth to the right consistency.
- Season with salt and pepper
Pumpkin Hummus - This looks like the perfect Thanksgiving day appetizer.
Source: Elana's Pantry
Acorn Squash with Cranberry Apple Stuffing: I love stuffed squash for Thanksgiving and this one sounds pretty delicious.
Source: Eating Well Magazine
Source: Oh She Glows
Cranberry, Apricot and Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf - From Oh She Glows! One of my favorite websites for delicious vegan recipes!
Source: Love and Lemons
Maple and Balsalmic Roasted Brussel Sprouts: Sweet and savory brussel sprouts – it doesn’t get much better. Even brussel sprout haters will change their minds!
Source: The Foodie Physician
Lightened Up Holiday Stuffing: This is a nice "lightened up" version of the holiday favorite. Enjoy this stuffing without blowing your healthy eating plan!