50 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes


Thanksgiving is getting close and here’s one last resource for you. Below are our last 5 years of Healthy Thanksgiving menus, along with a round-up of healthy Thanksgiving dishes from friends around the web. We hope you enjoy them! And don’t miss our Thanksgiving episode of the A Couple Cooks podcast.

And PS, our Podcast Episode 3 is all about Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving – we are so thankful for all of you.

Lentil and Goat Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potatoes | A Couple Cooks Pumpkin Pie Mousse Shooters | A Couple Cooks
Roasted Green Beans with Hazelnuts | A Couple Cooks Roasted Cauliflower and Apples with Dill | A Couple Cooks

A Couple Cooks Thanksgiving 2015
Lentil and Goat Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Green Beans with Hazelnuts
Roasted Cauliflower and Apples with Dill
Pumpkin Pie Mousse Shooters
Pomegranate Spice Cocktail

A Couple Cooks Thanksgiving 2014
Pomegranate Cider Spritzer
Stuffed Delicata Squash with Wild Rice, Brown Butter and Sage
Garlic and Chive Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecorino and Pecans
Massaged Kale Salad with Apple and Pomegranate
Poached Pears with Pecan Granola and Whipped Cream

A Couple Cooks Thanksgiving 2013
Roasted Acorn Squash with Wild Rice Pistachio Stuffing
Lemon Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Apple, Walnut and Savoy Cabbage Salad
Mini Bourbon Apple Pies

A Couple Cooks Thanksgiving 2012
Grape and Walnut Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing
Stuffed Acorn Squash
Whole Grain Classic Stuffing
Roasted Root Vegetables
Apple Pomegranate Galette

A Couple Cooks Thanksgiving  2011
Quinoa with Leeks and Herbs
Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa and Herbs
Roasted Cauliflower with Apples and Dill
Mashed Potatoes with Kale and Garlic
Pear and Pomegranate Salad
Spiced Pumpkin Seed Truffles

Main Dishes
Lentil Rice Veggie Loaf | Edible Perspective
Butternut Squash and Leek Risotto | Love and Lemons
Garden Keeper’s Pie with Beets, Lentils and Creamy Celery Root Mash | The First Mess
Roasted Butternut Penne with Pistachio Pesto | Sprouted Kitchen
Stuffed Roasted Acorn Squash with Pepper Lemon Tahini Sauce | Dolly and Oatmeal

Cranberry Walnut Stuffing | The Faux Martha
Super Veggie Sage Stuffing with Brussels, Brocolli and Kale | With Food + Love
Fall Cornbread Panzanella Salad with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette | Naturally Ella
Brown Rice Salad with Dried Fruit | Seven Spoons
Simplest Sweet Potato Soup | Delightful Crumb
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and Barley | Cookie + Kate
Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup | The Yellow Table
Brussels Sprout Salad with Red Onion and Pecorino | Not Without Salt
Wild Rice Salad with Pomegranate and Pine Nuts | Earthy Feast
Radicchio, Pear, Gorgonzola, Pomegranate, and Walnut Salad | Blogging Over Thyme
Root Vegetable Salad with Balsamic Date Dressing | Salt and Wind
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Cranberries, Apples and Gouda | Annie’s Eats
Thanksgiving Salad with Wild Rice and Lemon Dressing | Pinch of Yum
Ginger Miso Butternut Squash Soup with Crunchy Quinoa | What’s Cooking Good Looking

Mini Pumpkin Pies with Spelt + Whipped Cream | Oh Ladycakes
Kinda Raw Marbled Pumpkin Tart | The Bojon Gourmet
Pumpkin Bites with Maple Glaze | Pinch of Yum
Pumpkin Pie Caramel Bars | Green Kitchen Stories
Healthier Old Fashioned Apple Crisp | Real Food Whole Life
Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake | Minimalist Baker

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

1 Comment

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    Grace @ Earthy Feast
    November 18, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    Wow! Such a delicious round-up you guys! I’ve been totally procrastinating on planning my menu – looks like you’ve just done my work for me! ;) All these recipes sound fantastic! Happy (almost!) Thanksgiving!

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