Healthier Thanksgiving from Breakfast to Dinner

Thanksgiving is a really fun foodie holiday, but this post is just a reminder that you can still indulge and have a feast with friends and family without going overboard. Mattox and I will be in Georgia next week visiting family and I will be in a wedding, so I will probably just be serving as a helping hand rather than planning my own menu.

However, if I did plan my own Thanksgiving menu, I would love for it to look something like the recipes below. Of course, I probably wouldn’t have a big breakfast or lunch, but instead I would be busy making the big Thanksgiving meal! I hope this post gives you some good ideas for Turkey Day and thank you to all of the bloggers below who created the recipes!


Pumpkin Spice Donuts with Creamy Cranberry Frosting by Better with Veggies

Green Smoothie by me


Depending on what time you are eating your big Thanksgiving meal, as well as how many meals your are eating with different families in one day, you might want to choose something light and easy. And what’s easier to prepare than a pear?


Blackberry Hot Toddy by The Framed Table

Simply Spiked Cider by Running to the Kitchen


Healthier ThanksgivingCranberry Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits by How Sweet It Is

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette by Brown Eyed Baker

“Make-Ahead” Mashed Potatoes by Moni Meals

Skinny Green Bean Casserole by Dashing Dish


Brined and Roasted Turkey by Cooking Classy

Honey-Baked Ham by the Food Network


Raw Pecan Pie Tartlets by The Sweet Life (VEGAN)

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie by Guilty Kitchen

Blueberry Muffin Pancakes

They can be a great addition to your thanksgiving dinner because they are very healthy, and they are very tasty. Finding a healthy and affordable thanksgiving dinner plan is not easy, but luckily for you we have done all the hard work and all that is left for you to do is follow our advice. Of course, if you have some better ideas for a dish you can change it or even implement it in this dinner plan. Most people have issues finding a dessert for thanksgiving because they always try to change it up. Having the same dessert for thanksgiving each year can be very boring and people won’t enjoy it that much. That’s why you have to constantly change up your dinner plan and create something unique that nobody was expecting to see or eat.

You don’t have to change your entire dinner plans, just making small changes and adjustments, you can easily please all of your loved ones. Adding these blueberry muffing pancakes can help you out a lot.