To remain on track over the holidays, a little preparation goes a long way.
With so many wonderful foods to suit any dietary need, there is no reason to feel deprived at the holiday table! Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, require low carb, dairy free or gluten-free recipes, planning ahead and using a little creativity can help you stay the course without feeling like you are missing out on anything.
Below I will be highlighting my Turkey Day faves that offer a healthier twist whilst maintaining traditional Thanksgiving flavors. I am so excited to share these pretty tasty, simple and healthy recipes that I think you will love as healthier substitutes. Full recipe links are available by clicking on the name of the dish or the picture.
❤️ – Nina
Impress your guests with this simple gourmet salad !
It’s a no-fuss and no-fail salad.
NO slaving away in your kitchen. NO extra dishes. ONLY flavor and healthy deliciousness.
Say helloooo to these perfectly sweet and spicy “cornbread” muffins.
You will feel like you’re cheating… but not to worry because these guys are totally low carb and guilt-free!
No “boxed” stuffings here! Buh-bye excess carbs because we’re kickin grains and corn to the curb for this one!
This classic holiday dish is a delicious alternative to bread and corn-based stuffing!
Cranberry sauce is a staple for most families celebrating Turkey Day. But this guy can be jam-packed with refined sugars.
So I decided to give this traditional topper a lighter twist with a kick of ginger!
From bland to FAB!
We’re giving brussel sprouts a healthy HOLIDAY makeover!
All of your favorite fall flavors tossed into a super delicious salad.
Sweet potatoes, bacon and cinnamon…
all playing merrily in a simple soup.
Need I say more?
This soothingly scrumptious soup is perfect for all!
It’s zesty, it’s easy and it’s going to convert broccoli-haters!
With bold flavors, this veggie dish is perfect as a Keto side!
What is healthy, quick, incredibly nutrient-rich, freezable & soul-warmingly delicious?
This recipe right here!
With cooler temps, it’s the perfect time to whip out the Chili!
I can guarantee that this will become a staple recipe in your household because of its simplicity and endless flavor!
A deliciously nutritious and savory power bowl that gives an little nod to the traditional Thanksgiving feast.
When you don’t want to “GO HAM”, there are plenty of other tasty foods that’ll do the trick.
This recipe is perfect for entertaining because it only requires a few ingredients, there is minimal prep time and the end product could be featured on the cover of Food and Wine Magazine!
This definitely isn’t your traditional main dish, but it’s such a fun play on meatballs!
Jam-packed with delicious falls flavors, the kids (and adults) will absolutely love this one!
Chop, Mix & Eat! It’s really that simple folks. Flavors are beyond words and your belly will be so happy!
You are getting a healthy balance of fats and protein, all while keeping the carbs low!
So grab your leftover turkey or rotisserie chicken and enjoy in less than 5 minutes time!
With less than 6 ingredients and ZERO baking time, you’ve got yourself a YUMMY dessert!
This NO-FAIL treat is your own personal serving of pumpkin pie without the guilt.
And don’t let the carb count fool you because this babe is packing almost 20 grams of fiber thanks to a healthier syrup.
This rich, chocolatey-whipped-mousse-like pie is TO DIE FOR and it’s low-carb!
Just leave in your fridge overnight to set and VOILA … you’re ready to impress your guests with a magically delicious and healthy treat!
A healthy and QUICK bowl of apple pie at your service!
Regardless of the weather, you can enjoy this warm treat any time of the year.
Oh hey, and there is also a healthy dose of fiber to help keep you completely satisfied.
Pecan Pie meets chocolate bar. It’s ultimately delicious.
This low carb rendition will top any traditional pecan pie!
Sorry Pillsburry, you’re taking a back seat. TREAT yourself to these melt-in-your-mouth bites of cinnamon roll goodness! These babes are packed with healthy fats, are low in sugar and will ward off those sweet tooth demons!
Just try and resist the urge of the pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and cranberries combined!
All the flavors of fall bundled up into this blissful bite.
No baking required, just one bowl and a pair of hands!
A simple holiday dessert that will leave you feeling GUILT-FREE!
Transform your baked sweet potatoes into a delectable and satisfying pie!
Introducing single serving Honey Crisp Apples stuffed with magical sweetness that will actually keep you full! There’s no guilt, just pure bliss as you bite into this lovely dessert.