It’s not too late to plan a menu for next Thursday’s feast that is healthy and delicious. Turkey typically isn’t the problem with a Thanksgiving menu. Sure, a fresh, organic, pasture-raised bird is ideal, but even if your Tom was frozen before he got to your kitchen, protein is rarely the downfall of a Thanksgiving feast. Sides. Yep, side dishes are the key to lightening up the load and decreasing impending damage on Thursday.
Yes, we know that there is quite a bit of tradition in what sits beside your turkey on this holiday that’s all about food. We aren’t proposing you throw all tradition out the window, however we are going to share with you some of our favorite sides that might just become new traditional favorites for you, too.
Not sure where to start? Afraid of scaring off your guests? Don’t be! These favorites have proven themselves at our dinner tables and we haven’t had a revolt yet! What makes these recipes so much better than the ones you’ve seen in years past? To start, they are missing inflammatory ingredients like canola and soybean oils, high fructose corn syrup, additives and preservatives that you can’t pronounce, modified corn starch and unhealthy amounts of salt. And more importantly, they are made in your own kitchen so you can be sure that real ingredients are being used. And when has homemade ever been a bad thing? We’re pretty sure the first Thanksgiving wasn’t filled with cream of mushroom soup and marshmallows, so why not start a new tradition and fill your table with the best of the season’s fresh produce?
Give one a try, or give them all a try, either way, we’d love to hear which you (and your guests) liked best.
At Thrive & Dine we are grateful to share our passion for the goodness of real food with you, not just at Thanksgiving, but all year long.
Kelly, Carla and Linda
A Thrive & Dine Thanksgiving
Cornbread with Quinoa (gluten-free option)
Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding (makes 1 serving)