Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve shared our lightened up versions of classic Thanksgiving recipes. Today we’re bringing you a roundup of dishes we’d love to see on our table on Thursday. These amazing recipes from some of our favorite food bloggers are as healthy as they are delicious, and any of them would make a fantastic addition to your Thanksgiving menu! Click the photos for full recipes.
SAVORY HERB RUB ROASTED TURKEY
Photo provided by The Little Kitchen
Smoked, roasted or brined, the turkey is the focal point of most Thanksgiving tables. With a savory rub of sage, paprika, garlic powder, and nutmeg, this roasted turkey recipe is sure to please!
ORANGE FENNEL SALAD
Photo provided by Snack Girl
A cool, refreshing salad can lighten up some of the heavier dishes on your table. This one combines sweet, citrusy oranges with crunchy fennel.
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH & SAGE PESTO CROSTINI
Photo provided by Thrifty Veggie Mama
This crostini is incredibly easy to make and combines the delicious fall flavors of sage and butternut squash for a perfect appetizer.
HONEY CORN BREAD MUFFINS
Photo provided by Real Mom Kitchen
No need to make yeast rolls from scratch—these naturally sweetened corn bread muffins couldn’t be simpler to make!
MUSTARD-MAPLE BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH CANDIED PEPITAS & POMEGRANATE SEEDS
Photo provided by Cara’s Cravings
Take your brussels sprouts to the next level with this sweet and savory side dish. The sprouts are dressed in a sauce of maple, mustard and balsamic vinegar and tossed with juicy pomegranate seeds and maple-boiled pumpkin seeds.
CARAMELIZED ONION & SAUSAGE STUFFING
Photo provided by PaleOMG
This hearty paleo stuffing has sausage, onions, sweet potato, mushrooms, and pecans and is seasoned with rosemary and thyme. It’s a great gluten-free alternative to traditional stuffing!
NUTMEG PEACH CRANBERRY SAUCE
Photo provided by The Smart Kitchen
Cranberries and oranges is a classic combination, but peaches also make an excellent pairing for this tart, nutritious berry. The subtle sweetness is complemented by warm nutmeg and cinnamon.
Photo provided by Katie at the Kitchen Door
Apple is often the flavor of choice for holiday crisps, but we think cranberry and pear with a hint of ginger makes an even better filling. Serve it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream/frozen yogurt.
PUMPKIN PIE ESPRESSO BARS
Photo provided by Pastry Affair
What Thanksgiving meal would be complete without a pumpkin dessert? These oatmeal almond-crusted bars have all the flavors of classic pumpkin pie with a tablespoon of espresso powder that ties everything together.
What’s on your Thanksgiving menu? Feel free to share your recipes and links!