Here is our lineup:
For the night before Thanksgiving as everyone is getting into town, we are having a simple dinner of Vegan Red Beans and Rice with a simple side salad. Find my recipe for red beans and rice here.
Breakfast: Mom's Whole Grain Waffles/Pancakes
Grandma's Garlic Dip - A recipe deep in our family tradition, but not nutritarian
Layered Taco Dip - My mom recipe she has used for years, although she has modified it to nearly eliminate the bad stuff (cheese and sour cream)
Amy's Hummus - This has become a family favorite in recent years. Find my recipe here.
Veggies, fruit, crackers, pita bread
Pomegranate and apple salad - inspired by this recipe, but we will be making our own oil-free dressing
Mashed potatoes - the traditional kind with butter and milk for the non-nutritarians at the feast
Mushroom Herb Gravy - healthier version of gravy, recipe here
Baked Oriental Sweet Potatoes - This is my new favorite type of sweet potato. It has a pink/purple skin with white insides.
Wild Rice and Cranberry Stuffing, with Roasted Brussels Sprouts - recipe here and here
Traditional Stuffing - for the non-nutritarians
Macaroni and Cheese - for my husband mainly, recipe here
Whole Wheat Rolls - my mom's recipe
Vegan Cabbage Rolls - recipe here
Small turkey with traditional stuffing
Marrionberry Pie - store bought
Pumpkin Pie - traditional homemade crust, with this vegan pumpkin filling
Is our Thanksgiving line-up perfectly nutritarian? Of course not! But it is miles and miles more healthful than most of the Thanksgivings we grew up with.
Did I mention that I get to see these two butterballs next week? I just can't wait to see my nephews!
What's on your menu for Thanksgiving?
Health and Happiness,