Healthy Thanksgiving Menu and Recipes
Ready to design your healthy thanksgiving menu? This list delivers all sorts of autumnal flavors, mainstay classics with a few twists, and of course the ultimate roasted turkey your family will thank you for.
Create a Healthy Thanksgiving Menu
Whether you’re planning for a large traditional Thanksgiving or keeping it sweet and simple for two, this menu can be designed to however you’re celebrating this year.
Make the whole shebang with a 14 pound turkey surrounded by a collection of sides and appetizers. Or go meatless with an array of plant-based dishes and a smashing dessert. Either way, there’s something for everyone on this list.
Get the crowd warmed up with a few bite sized snacks. Plus, these can all be prepped a day in advance, which gives you more time to cook the main course Thanksgiving day.
- Classic Deviled Eggs
- Bacon Deviled Eggs
- Healthy Spinach Artichoke Dip
- French Onion Dip
- Prosciutto Wrapped Sweet Potatoes With Balsamic Glaze
- Smoked Salmon Cheese Ball
Soup And Salad Recipes
Soups and salads add variety, nutrients, and color to the table. A bowl of soup elevates the “cozy” theme. While salads add a refreshing bite in between all the heavy dishes.
- Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
- Cauliflower Soup
- Beet Soup
- Carrot Ginger Soup
- Sweet Potato Soup
- Massaged Kale Salad
- Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
- Kale Salad With Apples And Chicken
Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Here comes the fun part: Thanksgiving side dishes! When planning these out, keep in mind the textures and flavors you want to see on the table. Variety is key! So make something mashed, roasted, and maybe a casserole in between.
- Honey Glazed Carrots
- Healthy Green Bean Casserole
- Best Mashed Potatoes
- Baked Sweet Potatoes
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Mashed Butternut Squash
- Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole
- Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes
- Scalloped Potatoes
- Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Roasted Broccoli
- Spaghetti Squash, Brussels Sprouts, And Crispy Shallots
The Essential Sauces
To bring your entire Thanksgiving menu together, cranberry and gravy are a must. And these homemade versions couldn’t be any easier.
Thanksgiving Menu “Main”
A roasted turkey deserves a spotlight on your dinner table. It’s the centerpiece after all! You can go the traditional route with a perfectly golden bird, or switch it up and spatchcock your turkey for faster cooking.
- Easy Thanksgiving Turkey
- How to Carve a Turkey
- Maple Orange Spatchcock Turkey
- How to Spatchcock a Turkey
Though you may be full and need a nap after that feast, there’s always room for desserts, isn’t there? Create a few show-stopping desserts or bite-sized treats. You can’t go wrong with any of these sweet options.
- Paleo Pumpkin Pie
- Baked Apples
- Vegan Caramel Cheesecake + Salted Caramel Sauce
- Brownie Trifle
- Coconut Macaroons
- The Ultimate Chocolate Cake
- Flourless Chocolate Cake
- Pumpkin Spice Coconut Macaroons
- Raw White Chocolate And Pumpkin Cheesecake
I hope this healthy Thanksgiving menu gives you some inspiration on what to make for Thanksgiving day. As a reminder, I also have delicious paleo Thanksgiving recipes.
And if you need some help with timelines and the entire preparation process, be sure to check out my Thanksgiving game plan. You’ll find all my tips and tricks for a seamless holiday. Enjoy!