A quick round up of whole food Thanksgiving recipes: but first………
Thanksgiving can’t be this week. To be honest I have been so busy putting together my upcoming holiday classes, and program, which I am SO excited about-that it has snuck up on me. If your like me and don’t have a plan, join the procrastinator club, and check out the whole food recipes below. Some are classics and some recipes have a unique twist. I LOVE Thanksgiving getting together with family, enjoying a good meal, and reflecting on all I am thankful for.
Um yes! Twice baked pecan sweet potatoes from Closet Cooking, I’ll take two. I LOVE sweet potatoes, and how fun that it is an individual serving instead of a casserole. I would probably skip the bourbon if I was making them, and use whole grain flour. If you wanted you probably could use all maple syrup in the recipe, or a little bit of sucanat in place of the brown sugar,-or just leave them be.
A beautiful kale salad, total eye candy. What makes this salad unique is that the kale in the salad is roasted. Leave it up to How Sweet It Is to post a fabulous recipe.
These are your classic mashed potatoes, with only TWO ingredients. You probably guessed one of them is -butter and the other potatoes! Steamy Kitchen teaches you the method for making perfect mashed potatoes . You could go wild from here and add garlic, sauteed spinach, whatever fun addition you would like! These are not the lightest or healthiest mashed potatoes but she teaches a good technique that you could lighten and add other things to. You might not want to go to crazy though, people tend to like something familiar and traditional for Thanksgiving.
Here is another option for a less traditional more healthy mashed potatoes with kale and roasted garlic from Cooking Actress. I personally love greens in my potatoes.
I’m not a huge meat eater, but I do love when my Dad makes his smoked turkey, the roasted garlic gravy from Simply Recipes sounds amazing. I’ll be honest this recipe kind of looks intimidating with lots of steps, but the roasted garlic is what drew me in.
I don’t love pie, and pumpkin pie even less than other pies-I know I’m not American. What I DO like is-chocolate and peanut butter. Chocolate Covered Katie came up with this brilliant chocolate and peanut butter no bake pie. This pie I would eat!