Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! The lovely Alix has done me (and you!) the huge favor of rounding up 6 deliciously nutrition holiday recipes. I'll let her take it from here. Enjoy!
It seems like it was just a month ago I was home with my siblings cleaning up all of the leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner while the adults munched on my aunt’s homemade poppyseed rolls. When I go home for the holidays, my mom always has me take over the kitchen for what I assume is a nice break for her and my dad. Below are a few of the dishes very similar to some of the ones I typically prepare for Thanksgiving dinner. Hopefully these make your food prep a little bit easier, as well as a little (or a lot) more healthy and delicious!
Brussel sprouts can be tricky. If you cook them right, however, they are absolutely delectable and super rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. I like my brussel sprouts a little crispy, and in this recipe the tender squash compliments them well. Photo credit: www.bloggingoverthyme.com.
This one goes out to all of you that feel like you can’t eat with your family on Thanksgiving because you don’t eat meat, gluten, or eggs. I'm trying out a vegan lifestyle for a month, and that means no turkey for me on Thanksgiving. I have been brainstorming a few things that I can help my parents make to prove to them that vegan food can still be equally, if not more delicious than non-vegan food. This recipe is definitely on my list! Photo credit: www.shelikesfood.com.
Green Bean Casserole with Parmesan Crumb Topping from iFOODreal
My grandma always prepares the green bean casserole. Every. Single. Year. Here’s a recipe from iFOODreal that takes a different approach to the green bean casserole that subs Corn Flakes for crispy onions on top. Photo credit: www.iFOODreal.com.
You can’t just have one casserole. Everybody knows that. I want to make a casserole with a nice, starchy vegetable that keeps me from reaching for too many of those butter rolls my aunt always brings. Below is a recipe that is similar to a sweet potato dish I make, and I might even make the switch over because it happens to be vegan! Photo credit: www.jessicainthekitchen.com.
Here we go, another vegan alternative for me that I’m hoping my mother will not even notice the difference. I plan on using almond milk because I don’t like the taste of coconut milk. I can taste 1 drip of it in just about anything. However, coconut milk has many nutritional benefits, so if you like it, definitely go for it! Photo credit: www.itdoesnttastelikechicken.com.
This is the second recipe I searched for, just to make sure I was on the right track with my vegan modifications. I could not possibly risk messing up a pumpkin cake. What’s Thanksgiving without pumpkin? Hopefully, I’ll have leftovers of this one that I can freeze for Christmas. Photo credit: www.jaysbakingmecrazy.com
What will you be making for Thanksgiving this year?