Posted on: November 25, 2015 at 2:54 pm
Last updated: September 26, 2017 at 10:41 am

In less than a week, it will be that special time of the year again. We’re not talking about Christmas, but the other day in the year where we’ll spend hours cooking food fit for a tiny army. That is, if we don’t end up eating it ourselves.

Thanksgiving is always a stressful time in the year especially when you’re trying to keep fit and not get lost in high calorie Turkeys and fountains of gravy.

Luckily for you, we have a list of some of our favourite traditional thanksgiving foods and a few exotic additions that will keep you and your guests satisfied, while still being healthy enough to not worry about having seconds (or thirds/fourths).

Paleo Turkey and Gluten Free Gravy

If having a gigantic bird on your table is a bit daunting, this simple recipe with more manageable portions of turkey and gravy should be your go to meal for the big day.


Classic Gluten-Free Stuffing

If there’s one thing I love more than all the turkey’s and pie’s in the world combined, it has to be stuffing. This gluten-free spin on a classic is sure to keep your guests satisfied. But let’s be realistic, you’ll probably end up making an extra batch just for yourself.



Sweet Potato & Turnip Mash With Sage Butter

Mashed potato’s are a staple of Thanksgiving meals, but having too much potato is not exactly the best thing ever. But this sweet potato and turnip mash will make you forget about your favourite starchy food instantly.

Sweet Potato and Turnip Mash with Sage Butter









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Oven-Roasted Squash With Garlic & Parsley

Any kind of squash is just delicious and filling, but this oven-roasted squash with garlic and parsley is guaranteed to satisfy your tastebuds.









Coconut Spiced Sweet Potato Casserole

I’ve never personally tried this before, but when I was shown the recipe to this coconut spiced sweet potato casserole, I made it my mission to make it this year (even when it’s not thanksgiving).


Gluten-Free Apple Oatmeal Crisp

Gluten-free apple oatmeal crisp, all the sweet without the unnecessary fat? Sign us up.


Gluten-Free + Vegan Lentil “Meat” Loaf

This might be a weird one for some people, but this vegan lentil “meat” loaf is absolutely delicious.



Creamy Crock-Pot Pumpkin Risotto

For the fancy cooks this thanksgiving, this creamy crock-pot pumpkin risotto is a unique exotic dish this holiday. In fact just saying the name of the dish while writing this article made me pretty hungry.


Sage Butter Roasted Turkey With Cider Gravy

Now, for the big guns. If you love your turkey and just can’t let go, this sage butter roasted turkey will give you all the turkey goodness you need without fattening you up. Throw in some cider gravy, and you’re basically on your way to a food coma that’s more than welcomed this holiday.


Grain Free Pumpkin Pie

Who’s ready for dessert? For the people who know me, they know I’m always ready to satisfy my sweet tooth. If you’re the same as me, this grain free pumpkin pie is perfect for you, especially when you don’t want to load up on sugar.





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