6 Must-Try Recipes for a Healthy Thanksgiving

McKenzie Jones | November 26, 2019

The most epic food-centric holiday of the year is just around the corner! Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner or offering to bring a dish to Friendsgiving or an office potluck, we’ve got you covered. Our plant-centric recipes below are so good, you’ll likely be reaching for seconds or thirds. Your body shouldn’t mind, though, since these side dishes and desserts are jam-packed with so many good-for-you ingredients.

Cauliflower Mash

mashed cauliflower for a healthy thanksgiving dinner

Whether or not you’re a fan of mashed potatoes, this lighter alternative is worth serving either way. It’s perfect on its own or topped with a hearty dose of gravy.

Green Bean Casserole

green bean casserole for a healthy thanksgiving dinner

A healthy spin on an old classic, this casserole may need to make an appearance on your dinner table year-round.

Mac and Cheese

vegan macaroni and cheese for a healthy thanksgiving dinner

This recipe proves that a dairy-free alternative can compete with its dairy-filled counterpart.

Pumpkin Soup

creamy pumpkin soup for a healthy thanksgiving dinner

Not just for your basic lattes, pumpkin shines in this warming perfectly-spiced seasonal soup, too.

Sweet Potato Pie

sweet potato pie for a healthy thanksgiving dinner

With a pie crust made of roasted nuts and a filling made of fiber-filled sweet potatoes, this dish serves double duty: dessert and nutrition powerhouse. 

Pumpkin Cheesecake

pumpkin cheesecake for a healthy thanksgiving dinner

This no-bake dessert is a fun and nutritious spin on everyone’s favorite pie.  

Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!


McKenzie Jones

McKenzie Jones

McKenzie is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for NutriBullet who aims to make the world a healthier, happier place. She believes that living a healthy lifestyle and eating for your health isn't meant to be complicated -- it's meant to be simple, enjoyable, and judgment-free (with room for dessert). When she’s not dishing out nutrition tidbits, you can find McKenzie running after her energetic toddler, hiking along her favorite trails, visiting her local farmers market, or cooking in her sunny kitchen.

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