Cheers to your easiest and most impressive Thanksgiving feast, ever.
Cooking a Turkey feast takes time, and a lot of the traditional meals are loaded with calories and not-so-good ingredients. However, we’ve got some recipes that don’t require much time and take a healthier twist on some of the classic sides and desserts that are equally delicious and impressive.
Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Here are three unique side dishes that are packed with flavor and nutrients that will take your Thanksgiving dinner to the next level.
Savory Sweet Potato Crunch
Sweet potatoes are a staple in a traditional Thanksgiving feast and usually cooked with lots of refined sugar and butter. Our friends from Yourlixir created this Savory Sweet Potato Crunch that makes a great side dish for your turkey feast using our Golden Turmeric for a tasty, healthy, crunchy topping, sans the refined sugar, butter and extra calories.
Creamy Cauliflower Soup
You could have a basic roasted veggie dish on your table, or you can mix it up and serve this delicious cauliflower soup that cozy, warming and full of anti-inflammatory benefits. Packed with folate, vitamin C and turmeric, this Creamy Cauliflower Soup can be served as a starter or side dish. The best part? It’s topped with our Golden Turmeric gr8nola to add a sweet and savory crunch.
Roasted Delicata Squash
A variety of winter squash, delicata squash is much easier to work with than winter squash and creamier than butternut squash. Bonus, delicata squash is super simple to clean, cut and cook. With a little spice, combined with the sweetness of honey and topped with dried cranberries and our OG for an added crunch, this Roasted Delicata Squash recipe makes for a unique and healthy Thanksgiving side.
With less sugar and no dairy, these two recipes are healthier options for traditional pumpkin sweets that you can enjoy guilt-free!
No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
This No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe is the perfect ending to a long day of eating, and it won’t put you in a sugar coma. While traditional pumpkin cheesecakes are typically baked with cream cheese, refined sugar and graham crackers, this recipe is just as delicious but ditches all the calories, dairy and refined sugar. Plus, it uses our Charcoal Chia granola for a cookies ‘n clean crust!
Two-Minute Pumpkin Pie
After a full day’s cooking, there’s no need to slave away on pumpkin pie when you can do it in a couple of minutes, the gr8nola way! Traditional pie takes about an hour and a half to make — plus you have to let it sit and cool for a few hours. Not only this Pumpkin Pie quick to make, but it’s also dairy-free, flour-free, packed with added protein and incredibly delicious.
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