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Thanksgiving Diet Ideas for Everyone

Thanksgiving Diet Ideas for Everyone

Everyone at your table will be happy with these Thanksgiving ideas.

With your table set, it is finally time to plan out your Thanksgiving menu. But pulling off a perfect Thanksgiving feast is not as simple as stuffing a turkey and letting it roast for a few hours. You not only have to think about your turkey’s trimmings, but your guests' palates as well. With all the dietary restrictions out there, you may have to prepare a menu you wouldn't cook on a regular day.

After all, what if cousin Frank’s kid is allergic to something, or aunt Martha’s on a strict gluten-free diet? But if you aren’t quite sure what a paleo diet menu entails or how to host a perfectly vegetarian celebration, don’t stress; we can help you get inspired. Heck, we can even show you how to make this typically gluttonous holiday a healthier one with a few simple guidelines.

Ask Around

When inviting folks over, be sure to ask if there are any diet restrictions they have. This lets them know you are concerned and considerate of their needs.

Be Meticulous

If you are dealing with an allergy, make sure you’re constantly washing your hands and keeping food far away from potentially dangerous allergens.

Give Special Diets First Dibs

Before you serve the table, allow your guests with special diet restrictions to go first. This helps them not run the risk of cross-contamination.


Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes for Every Diet

There’s a reason why the holidays are called diet-busters.

Whether you’re the host or the guest, holiday meal planning can be a bit of a toss-up.

Maybe you just started an Ultimate Lifestyle Transformation or you’re knee-deep into your new healthy-eating lifestyle. Do you ask for specific dishes just for you? Do you avoid eating the entire time? Do you bring your own food?

Ah, the questions! There’s enough drama this year with wondering how to stay socially distant or celebrating virtually through video chats. So, we thought we’d make it easy on you by giving you help.

Here’s a list of healthy holiday meals. We’ll admit, some are healthy-ish, but come on, it’s the holidays! You’re not exactly thinking about strengthening your microbiome, you’re thinking of filling up your stomach!

Appetizer Ideas

Appetizers are SO important, more important than people think. But they can totally set you up for disaster if you get full too quickly.

Dazzle with apples.

Million Mom Movement knows how to bring down the house with this baked apples recipe using Purium Tropic Oil. Get the recipe.

Play it safe with veggies.

This Vegetable Wreath recipe from Eating Well is sure to keep you satiated just enough before the main event! Plus, it looks pretty (and a homemade Greek yogurt ranch recipe is included). You can never go wrong with veggies and dip!

Wow the crowd with potato chips.

We’re not talking Ruffles or Lays! We’re talking fries — sort of. We would eat fries 24/7 if we could, but we can’t. And they are hardly appropriate for a formal dinner with loved ones. So, break out the potato rounds instead. Are you catching our drift? With just a few simple ingredients, you’re set. Check out Recipe For Perfection’s olive oil and sea salt oven-roasted, potato rounds recipe!

Get creative with meatballs.

Meatballs on toothpicks are a main-stay in American appetizer culture. Drop the slow-cooked, BBQ-sauced skewers and opt for a healthier route with iFoodReal’s healthy turkey meatball recipe. You’ll need to do make this from scratch, with ground turkey, zucchini and spices. Don’t worry, there is an easy step-by-step guide!

Sides

Sides can complement an entree or totally botch it. Butternut squash, parsnips, beets and sweet potatoes are easy to cook, healthy to eat and incredibly satisfying without the guilt. Here are some choices that are delicious and a little more health-conscious:

Craft a salad that will have everyone reaching across the table.

Salads are great sides, and can even be the main course for some. Because of this you’ll want to really hit it out the park. You don’t have to re-invent the wheel, try a tried and true method. Cookie and Kate offers up a delish quinoa salad with roasted sweet potato, kale and pesto vinaigrette with this recipe.

Are you on a Transformation? This dish makes a perfect flex meal, just leave out the potatoes.

Make a stuffing that doesn’t suck.

Okay, so, holiday meals are nothing without stuffing. Every family has a secret, even if it’s just Stovetop. Most people will expect a store-bought, reheated tray. Knock their socks off with this sausage, sage and apple stuffing recipe by Eat Yourself Skinny.

Cover your bases with a gluten-free dish that still delivers.

Unfortunately, some people have to avoid stuffing because of the gluten. So, do your friend a favor (or yourself) and try Food, Faith, Fitness’ gluten-free recipe for a stuffing that lacks gluten but still supplies the yums.

Cut the carbs, but keep the stuffing — Purium style.

We adopted a recipe from Empowered Sustenance, but made a few changes for a bread-free dish that won’t have you feeling as bad after devouring.

Main Dishes

When your appetizers and sides are on point, you need main dishes that stick the landing for a standout night. Whether it’s your own or your bringing a dish to another, these main dishes are sure to be crowd-pleasers.

Dazzle with flavor — with no meat!

Plant-based eaters, this one is for you! Cookie and Kate’s recipe for roasted carrots with farro, chipeas and herbed crème fraîche is a true tour de force. Don’t worry, there are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free variations as well. Who says you need meat for the main course? Not us!

Cut the prep time, but keep the turkey.

If you’ve ever cooked a turkey for the holidays, you know that it can take HOURS. Sometimes you just don’t have time for that. Instead, try this recipe for garlic Parmesan turkey cutlets by Somewhat Simple. This is perfect for smaller get-togethers.

Keep it traditional, but be “smart.”

Traditional turkey is just fine, but make sure to make healthier choices. Choose lower fat condiments and dressings. If you don’t know how to cook a turkey, Greatist offers a great primer for beginners.

Spice up the traditional ham.

You can’t go wrong with ham for the holidays. But why not give it a little flair? Half Baked Harvest give a great alternative with chipotle pineapple jerk glazed harm.

Dessert

Making room for dessert? Keep it tasty, but clean.

Why not spread a little Purium love with these recipes.

Create a Purium-powered pumpkin bread with the Million Mom Movement.

Feast on this raw pumpkin bread using Daily Fiber, MVP Sport Vanilla and Green Barley juice. Get the recipe.

Go all out with this coffee-inspired dessert.

What’s better than cappuccino near the fire place? Well, how about a cappucinno cloud cheesecake? Chocolate Covered Katie created the perfect vegan recipe, with decadent, smart choices.

End the night with an oldie, but goodie.

Take a fall favorite and combine it with a year-long favorite. Oh yes, we’re talking pumpkin spice and cinnamon rolls. Does that sound possible? It totally is. Minimalist Baker’s recipe hits it out the park.

And don’t worry, Minimalist Baker has a gluten-free recipe, too (it just doesn’t use the pumpkin).

Have fun with Fudge.

Million Mom Movement created an amazing PUMPKIN fudge recipe using pumpkin seed flour. Get the yummy recipe.


Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes for Every Diet

There’s a reason why the holidays are called diet-busters.

Whether you’re the host or the guest, holiday meal planning can be a bit of a toss-up.

Maybe you just started an Ultimate Lifestyle Transformation or you’re knee-deep into your new healthy-eating lifestyle. Do you ask for specific dishes just for you? Do you avoid eating the entire time? Do you bring your own food?

Ah, the questions! There’s enough drama this year with wondering how to stay socially distant or celebrating virtually through video chats. So, we thought we’d make it easy on you by giving you help.

Here’s a list of healthy holiday meals. We’ll admit, some are healthy-ish, but come on, it’s the holidays! You’re not exactly thinking about strengthening your microbiome, you’re thinking of filling up your stomach!

Appetizer Ideas

Appetizers are SO important, more important than people think. But they can totally set you up for disaster if you get full too quickly.

Dazzle with apples.

Million Mom Movement knows how to bring down the house with this baked apples recipe using Purium Tropic Oil. Get the recipe.

Play it safe with veggies.

This Vegetable Wreath recipe from Eating Well is sure to keep you satiated just enough before the main event! Plus, it looks pretty (and a homemade Greek yogurt ranch recipe is included). You can never go wrong with veggies and dip!

Wow the crowd with potato chips.

We’re not talking Ruffles or Lays! We’re talking fries — sort of. We would eat fries 24/7 if we could, but we can’t. And they are hardly appropriate for a formal dinner with loved ones. So, break out the potato rounds instead. Are you catching our drift? With just a few simple ingredients, you’re set. Check out Recipe For Perfection’s olive oil and sea salt oven-roasted, potato rounds recipe!

Get creative with meatballs.

Meatballs on toothpicks are a main-stay in American appetizer culture. Drop the slow-cooked, BBQ-sauced skewers and opt for a healthier route with iFoodReal’s healthy turkey meatball recipe. You’ll need to do make this from scratch, with ground turkey, zucchini and spices. Don’t worry, there is an easy step-by-step guide!

Sides

Sides can complement an entree or totally botch it. Butternut squash, parsnips, beets and sweet potatoes are easy to cook, healthy to eat and incredibly satisfying without the guilt. Here are some choices that are delicious and a little more health-conscious:

Craft a salad that will have everyone reaching across the table.

Salads are great sides, and can even be the main course for some. Because of this you’ll want to really hit it out the park. You don’t have to re-invent the wheel, try a tried and true method. Cookie and Kate offers up a delish quinoa salad with roasted sweet potato, kale and pesto vinaigrette with this recipe.

Are you on a Transformation? This dish makes a perfect flex meal, just leave out the potatoes.

Make a stuffing that doesn’t suck.

Okay, so, holiday meals are nothing without stuffing. Every family has a secret, even if it’s just Stovetop. Most people will expect a store-bought, reheated tray. Knock their socks off with this sausage, sage and apple stuffing recipe by Eat Yourself Skinny.

Cover your bases with a gluten-free dish that still delivers.

Unfortunately, some people have to avoid stuffing because of the gluten. So, do your friend a favor (or yourself) and try Food, Faith, Fitness’ gluten-free recipe for a stuffing that lacks gluten but still supplies the yums.

Cut the carbs, but keep the stuffing — Purium style.

We adopted a recipe from Empowered Sustenance, but made a few changes for a bread-free dish that won’t have you feeling as bad after devouring.

Main Dishes

When your appetizers and sides are on point, you need main dishes that stick the landing for a standout night. Whether it’s your own or your bringing a dish to another, these main dishes are sure to be crowd-pleasers.

Dazzle with flavor — with no meat!

Plant-based eaters, this one is for you! Cookie and Kate’s recipe for roasted carrots with farro, chipeas and herbed crème fraîche is a true tour de force. Don’t worry, there are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free variations as well. Who says you need meat for the main course? Not us!

Cut the prep time, but keep the turkey.

If you’ve ever cooked a turkey for the holidays, you know that it can take HOURS. Sometimes you just don’t have time for that. Instead, try this recipe for garlic Parmesan turkey cutlets by Somewhat Simple. This is perfect for smaller get-togethers.

Keep it traditional, but be “smart.”

Traditional turkey is just fine, but make sure to make healthier choices. Choose lower fat condiments and dressings. If you don’t know how to cook a turkey, Greatist offers a great primer for beginners.

Spice up the traditional ham.

You can’t go wrong with ham for the holidays. But why not give it a little flair? Half Baked Harvest give a great alternative with chipotle pineapple jerk glazed harm.

Dessert

Making room for dessert? Keep it tasty, but clean.

Why not spread a little Purium love with these recipes.

Create a Purium-powered pumpkin bread with the Million Mom Movement.

Feast on this raw pumpkin bread using Daily Fiber, MVP Sport Vanilla and Green Barley juice. Get the recipe.

Go all out with this coffee-inspired dessert.

What’s better than cappuccino near the fire place? Well, how about a cappucinno cloud cheesecake? Chocolate Covered Katie created the perfect vegan recipe, with decadent, smart choices.

End the night with an oldie, but goodie.

Take a fall favorite and combine it with a year-long favorite. Oh yes, we’re talking pumpkin spice and cinnamon rolls. Does that sound possible? It totally is. Minimalist Baker’s recipe hits it out the park.

And don’t worry, Minimalist Baker has a gluten-free recipe, too (it just doesn’t use the pumpkin).

Have fun with Fudge.

Million Mom Movement created an amazing PUMPKIN fudge recipe using pumpkin seed flour. Get the yummy recipe.


Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes for Every Diet

There’s a reason why the holidays are called diet-busters.

Whether you’re the host or the guest, holiday meal planning can be a bit of a toss-up.

Maybe you just started an Ultimate Lifestyle Transformation or you’re knee-deep into your new healthy-eating lifestyle. Do you ask for specific dishes just for you? Do you avoid eating the entire time? Do you bring your own food?

Ah, the questions! There’s enough drama this year with wondering how to stay socially distant or celebrating virtually through video chats. So, we thought we’d make it easy on you by giving you help.

Here’s a list of healthy holiday meals. We’ll admit, some are healthy-ish, but come on, it’s the holidays! You’re not exactly thinking about strengthening your microbiome, you’re thinking of filling up your stomach!

Appetizer Ideas

Appetizers are SO important, more important than people think. But they can totally set you up for disaster if you get full too quickly.

Dazzle with apples.

Million Mom Movement knows how to bring down the house with this baked apples recipe using Purium Tropic Oil. Get the recipe.

Play it safe with veggies.

This Vegetable Wreath recipe from Eating Well is sure to keep you satiated just enough before the main event! Plus, it looks pretty (and a homemade Greek yogurt ranch recipe is included). You can never go wrong with veggies and dip!

Wow the crowd with potato chips.

We’re not talking Ruffles or Lays! We’re talking fries — sort of. We would eat fries 24/7 if we could, but we can’t. And they are hardly appropriate for a formal dinner with loved ones. So, break out the potato rounds instead. Are you catching our drift? With just a few simple ingredients, you’re set. Check out Recipe For Perfection’s olive oil and sea salt oven-roasted, potato rounds recipe!

Get creative with meatballs.

Meatballs on toothpicks are a main-stay in American appetizer culture. Drop the slow-cooked, BBQ-sauced skewers and opt for a healthier route with iFoodReal’s healthy turkey meatball recipe. You’ll need to do make this from scratch, with ground turkey, zucchini and spices. Don’t worry, there is an easy step-by-step guide!

Sides

Sides can complement an entree or totally botch it. Butternut squash, parsnips, beets and sweet potatoes are easy to cook, healthy to eat and incredibly satisfying without the guilt. Here are some choices that are delicious and a little more health-conscious:

Craft a salad that will have everyone reaching across the table.

Salads are great sides, and can even be the main course for some. Because of this you’ll want to really hit it out the park. You don’t have to re-invent the wheel, try a tried and true method. Cookie and Kate offers up a delish quinoa salad with roasted sweet potato, kale and pesto vinaigrette with this recipe.

Are you on a Transformation? This dish makes a perfect flex meal, just leave out the potatoes.

Make a stuffing that doesn’t suck.

Okay, so, holiday meals are nothing without stuffing. Every family has a secret, even if it’s just Stovetop. Most people will expect a store-bought, reheated tray. Knock their socks off with this sausage, sage and apple stuffing recipe by Eat Yourself Skinny.

Cover your bases with a gluten-free dish that still delivers.

Unfortunately, some people have to avoid stuffing because of the gluten. So, do your friend a favor (or yourself) and try Food, Faith, Fitness’ gluten-free recipe for a stuffing that lacks gluten but still supplies the yums.

Cut the carbs, but keep the stuffing — Purium style.

We adopted a recipe from Empowered Sustenance, but made a few changes for a bread-free dish that won’t have you feeling as bad after devouring.

Main Dishes

When your appetizers and sides are on point, you need main dishes that stick the landing for a standout night. Whether it’s your own or your bringing a dish to another, these main dishes are sure to be crowd-pleasers.

Dazzle with flavor — with no meat!

Plant-based eaters, this one is for you! Cookie and Kate’s recipe for roasted carrots with farro, chipeas and herbed crème fraîche is a true tour de force. Don’t worry, there are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free variations as well. Who says you need meat for the main course? Not us!

Cut the prep time, but keep the turkey.

If you’ve ever cooked a turkey for the holidays, you know that it can take HOURS. Sometimes you just don’t have time for that. Instead, try this recipe for garlic Parmesan turkey cutlets by Somewhat Simple. This is perfect for smaller get-togethers.

Keep it traditional, but be “smart.”

Traditional turkey is just fine, but make sure to make healthier choices. Choose lower fat condiments and dressings. If you don’t know how to cook a turkey, Greatist offers a great primer for beginners.

Spice up the traditional ham.

You can’t go wrong with ham for the holidays. But why not give it a little flair? Half Baked Harvest give a great alternative with chipotle pineapple jerk glazed harm.

Dessert

Making room for dessert? Keep it tasty, but clean.

Why not spread a little Purium love with these recipes.

Create a Purium-powered pumpkin bread with the Million Mom Movement.

Feast on this raw pumpkin bread using Daily Fiber, MVP Sport Vanilla and Green Barley juice. Get the recipe.

Go all out with this coffee-inspired dessert.

What’s better than cappuccino near the fire place? Well, how about a cappucinno cloud cheesecake? Chocolate Covered Katie created the perfect vegan recipe, with decadent, smart choices.

End the night with an oldie, but goodie.

Take a fall favorite and combine it with a year-long favorite. Oh yes, we’re talking pumpkin spice and cinnamon rolls. Does that sound possible? It totally is. Minimalist Baker’s recipe hits it out the park.

And don’t worry, Minimalist Baker has a gluten-free recipe, too (it just doesn’t use the pumpkin).

Have fun with Fudge.

Million Mom Movement created an amazing PUMPKIN fudge recipe using pumpkin seed flour. Get the yummy recipe.


Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes for Every Diet

There’s a reason why the holidays are called diet-busters.

Whether you’re the host or the guest, holiday meal planning can be a bit of a toss-up.

Maybe you just started an Ultimate Lifestyle Transformation or you’re knee-deep into your new healthy-eating lifestyle. Do you ask for specific dishes just for you? Do you avoid eating the entire time? Do you bring your own food?

Ah, the questions! There’s enough drama this year with wondering how to stay socially distant or celebrating virtually through video chats. So, we thought we’d make it easy on you by giving you help.

Here’s a list of healthy holiday meals. We’ll admit, some are healthy-ish, but come on, it’s the holidays! You’re not exactly thinking about strengthening your microbiome, you’re thinking of filling up your stomach!

Appetizer Ideas

Appetizers are SO important, more important than people think. But they can totally set you up for disaster if you get full too quickly.

Dazzle with apples.

Million Mom Movement knows how to bring down the house with this baked apples recipe using Purium Tropic Oil. Get the recipe.

Play it safe with veggies.

This Vegetable Wreath recipe from Eating Well is sure to keep you satiated just enough before the main event! Plus, it looks pretty (and a homemade Greek yogurt ranch recipe is included). You can never go wrong with veggies and dip!

Wow the crowd with potato chips.

We’re not talking Ruffles or Lays! We’re talking fries — sort of. We would eat fries 24/7 if we could, but we can’t. And they are hardly appropriate for a formal dinner with loved ones. So, break out the potato rounds instead. Are you catching our drift? With just a few simple ingredients, you’re set. Check out Recipe For Perfection’s olive oil and sea salt oven-roasted, potato rounds recipe!

Get creative with meatballs.

Meatballs on toothpicks are a main-stay in American appetizer culture. Drop the slow-cooked, BBQ-sauced skewers and opt for a healthier route with iFoodReal’s healthy turkey meatball recipe. You’ll need to do make this from scratch, with ground turkey, zucchini and spices. Don’t worry, there is an easy step-by-step guide!

Sides

Sides can complement an entree or totally botch it. Butternut squash, parsnips, beets and sweet potatoes are easy to cook, healthy to eat and incredibly satisfying without the guilt. Here are some choices that are delicious and a little more health-conscious:

Craft a salad that will have everyone reaching across the table.

Salads are great sides, and can even be the main course for some. Because of this you’ll want to really hit it out the park. You don’t have to re-invent the wheel, try a tried and true method. Cookie and Kate offers up a delish quinoa salad with roasted sweet potato, kale and pesto vinaigrette with this recipe.

Are you on a Transformation? This dish makes a perfect flex meal, just leave out the potatoes.

Make a stuffing that doesn’t suck.

Okay, so, holiday meals are nothing without stuffing. Every family has a secret, even if it’s just Stovetop. Most people will expect a store-bought, reheated tray. Knock their socks off with this sausage, sage and apple stuffing recipe by Eat Yourself Skinny.

Cover your bases with a gluten-free dish that still delivers.

Unfortunately, some people have to avoid stuffing because of the gluten. So, do your friend a favor (or yourself) and try Food, Faith, Fitness’ gluten-free recipe for a stuffing that lacks gluten but still supplies the yums.

Cut the carbs, but keep the stuffing — Purium style.

We adopted a recipe from Empowered Sustenance, but made a few changes for a bread-free dish that won’t have you feeling as bad after devouring.

Main Dishes

When your appetizers and sides are on point, you need main dishes that stick the landing for a standout night. Whether it’s your own or your bringing a dish to another, these main dishes are sure to be crowd-pleasers.

Dazzle with flavor — with no meat!

Plant-based eaters, this one is for you! Cookie and Kate’s recipe for roasted carrots with farro, chipeas and herbed crème fraîche is a true tour de force. Don’t worry, there are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free variations as well. Who says you need meat for the main course? Not us!

Cut the prep time, but keep the turkey.

If you’ve ever cooked a turkey for the holidays, you know that it can take HOURS. Sometimes you just don’t have time for that. Instead, try this recipe for garlic Parmesan turkey cutlets by Somewhat Simple. This is perfect for smaller get-togethers.

Keep it traditional, but be “smart.”

Traditional turkey is just fine, but make sure to make healthier choices. Choose lower fat condiments and dressings. If you don’t know how to cook a turkey, Greatist offers a great primer for beginners.

Spice up the traditional ham.

You can’t go wrong with ham for the holidays. But why not give it a little flair? Half Baked Harvest give a great alternative with chipotle pineapple jerk glazed harm.

Dessert

Making room for dessert? Keep it tasty, but clean.

Why not spread a little Purium love with these recipes.

Create a Purium-powered pumpkin bread with the Million Mom Movement.

Feast on this raw pumpkin bread using Daily Fiber, MVP Sport Vanilla and Green Barley juice. Get the recipe.

Go all out with this coffee-inspired dessert.

What’s better than cappuccino near the fire place? Well, how about a cappucinno cloud cheesecake? Chocolate Covered Katie created the perfect vegan recipe, with decadent, smart choices.

End the night with an oldie, but goodie.

Take a fall favorite and combine it with a year-long favorite. Oh yes, we’re talking pumpkin spice and cinnamon rolls. Does that sound possible? It totally is. Minimalist Baker’s recipe hits it out the park.

And don’t worry, Minimalist Baker has a gluten-free recipe, too (it just doesn’t use the pumpkin).

Have fun with Fudge.

Million Mom Movement created an amazing PUMPKIN fudge recipe using pumpkin seed flour. Get the yummy recipe.


Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes for Every Diet

There’s a reason why the holidays are called diet-busters.

Whether you’re the host or the guest, holiday meal planning can be a bit of a toss-up.

Maybe you just started an Ultimate Lifestyle Transformation or you’re knee-deep into your new healthy-eating lifestyle. Do you ask for specific dishes just for you? Do you avoid eating the entire time? Do you bring your own food?

Ah, the questions! There’s enough drama this year with wondering how to stay socially distant or celebrating virtually through video chats. So, we thought we’d make it easy on you by giving you help.

Here’s a list of healthy holiday meals. We’ll admit, some are healthy-ish, but come on, it’s the holidays! You’re not exactly thinking about strengthening your microbiome, you’re thinking of filling up your stomach!

Appetizer Ideas

Appetizers are SO important, more important than people think. But they can totally set you up for disaster if you get full too quickly.

Dazzle with apples.

Million Mom Movement knows how to bring down the house with this baked apples recipe using Purium Tropic Oil. Get the recipe.

Play it safe with veggies.

This Vegetable Wreath recipe from Eating Well is sure to keep you satiated just enough before the main event! Plus, it looks pretty (and a homemade Greek yogurt ranch recipe is included). You can never go wrong with veggies and dip!

Wow the crowd with potato chips.

We’re not talking Ruffles or Lays! We’re talking fries — sort of. We would eat fries 24/7 if we could, but we can’t. And they are hardly appropriate for a formal dinner with loved ones. So, break out the potato rounds instead. Are you catching our drift? With just a few simple ingredients, you’re set. Check out Recipe For Perfection’s olive oil and sea salt oven-roasted, potato rounds recipe!

Get creative with meatballs.

Meatballs on toothpicks are a main-stay in American appetizer culture. Drop the slow-cooked, BBQ-sauced skewers and opt for a healthier route with iFoodReal’s healthy turkey meatball recipe. You’ll need to do make this from scratch, with ground turkey, zucchini and spices. Don’t worry, there is an easy step-by-step guide!

Sides

Sides can complement an entree or totally botch it. Butternut squash, parsnips, beets and sweet potatoes are easy to cook, healthy to eat and incredibly satisfying without the guilt. Here are some choices that are delicious and a little more health-conscious:

Craft a salad that will have everyone reaching across the table.

Salads are great sides, and can even be the main course for some. Because of this you’ll want to really hit it out the park. You don’t have to re-invent the wheel, try a tried and true method. Cookie and Kate offers up a delish quinoa salad with roasted sweet potato, kale and pesto vinaigrette with this recipe.

Are you on a Transformation? This dish makes a perfect flex meal, just leave out the potatoes.

Make a stuffing that doesn’t suck.

Okay, so, holiday meals are nothing without stuffing. Every family has a secret, even if it’s just Stovetop. Most people will expect a store-bought, reheated tray. Knock their socks off with this sausage, sage and apple stuffing recipe by Eat Yourself Skinny.

Cover your bases with a gluten-free dish that still delivers.

Unfortunately, some people have to avoid stuffing because of the gluten. So, do your friend a favor (or yourself) and try Food, Faith, Fitness’ gluten-free recipe for a stuffing that lacks gluten but still supplies the yums.

Cut the carbs, but keep the stuffing — Purium style.

We adopted a recipe from Empowered Sustenance, but made a few changes for a bread-free dish that won’t have you feeling as bad after devouring.

Main Dishes

When your appetizers and sides are on point, you need main dishes that stick the landing for a standout night. Whether it’s your own or your bringing a dish to another, these main dishes are sure to be crowd-pleasers.

Dazzle with flavor — with no meat!

Plant-based eaters, this one is for you! Cookie and Kate’s recipe for roasted carrots with farro, chipeas and herbed crème fraîche is a true tour de force. Don’t worry, there are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free variations as well. Who says you need meat for the main course? Not us!

Cut the prep time, but keep the turkey.

If you’ve ever cooked a turkey for the holidays, you know that it can take HOURS. Sometimes you just don’t have time for that. Instead, try this recipe for garlic Parmesan turkey cutlets by Somewhat Simple. This is perfect for smaller get-togethers.

Keep it traditional, but be “smart.”

Traditional turkey is just fine, but make sure to make healthier choices. Choose lower fat condiments and dressings. If you don’t know how to cook a turkey, Greatist offers a great primer for beginners.

Spice up the traditional ham.

You can’t go wrong with ham for the holidays. But why not give it a little flair? Half Baked Harvest give a great alternative with chipotle pineapple jerk glazed harm.

Dessert

Making room for dessert? Keep it tasty, but clean.

Why not spread a little Purium love with these recipes.

Create a Purium-powered pumpkin bread with the Million Mom Movement.

Feast on this raw pumpkin bread using Daily Fiber, MVP Sport Vanilla and Green Barley juice. Get the recipe.

Go all out with this coffee-inspired dessert.

What’s better than cappuccino near the fire place? Well, how about a cappucinno cloud cheesecake? Chocolate Covered Katie created the perfect vegan recipe, with decadent, smart choices.

End the night with an oldie, but goodie.

Take a fall favorite and combine it with a year-long favorite. Oh yes, we’re talking pumpkin spice and cinnamon rolls. Does that sound possible? It totally is. Minimalist Baker’s recipe hits it out the park.

And don’t worry, Minimalist Baker has a gluten-free recipe, too (it just doesn’t use the pumpkin).

Have fun with Fudge.

Million Mom Movement created an amazing PUMPKIN fudge recipe using pumpkin seed flour. Get the yummy recipe.


Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes for Every Diet

There’s a reason why the holidays are called diet-busters.

Whether you’re the host or the guest, holiday meal planning can be a bit of a toss-up.

Maybe you just started an Ultimate Lifestyle Transformation or you’re knee-deep into your new healthy-eating lifestyle. Do you ask for specific dishes just for you? Do you avoid eating the entire time? Do you bring your own food?

Ah, the questions! There’s enough drama this year with wondering how to stay socially distant or celebrating virtually through video chats. So, we thought we’d make it easy on you by giving you help.

Here’s a list of healthy holiday meals. We’ll admit, some are healthy-ish, but come on, it’s the holidays! You’re not exactly thinking about strengthening your microbiome, you’re thinking of filling up your stomach!

Appetizer Ideas

Appetizers are SO important, more important than people think. But they can totally set you up for disaster if you get full too quickly.

Dazzle with apples.

Million Mom Movement knows how to bring down the house with this baked apples recipe using Purium Tropic Oil. Get the recipe.

Play it safe with veggies.

This Vegetable Wreath recipe from Eating Well is sure to keep you satiated just enough before the main event! Plus, it looks pretty (and a homemade Greek yogurt ranch recipe is included). You can never go wrong with veggies and dip!

Wow the crowd with potato chips.

We’re not talking Ruffles or Lays! We’re talking fries — sort of. We would eat fries 24/7 if we could, but we can’t. And they are hardly appropriate for a formal dinner with loved ones. So, break out the potato rounds instead. Are you catching our drift? With just a few simple ingredients, you’re set. Check out Recipe For Perfection’s olive oil and sea salt oven-roasted, potato rounds recipe!

Get creative with meatballs.

Meatballs on toothpicks are a main-stay in American appetizer culture. Drop the slow-cooked, BBQ-sauced skewers and opt for a healthier route with iFoodReal’s healthy turkey meatball recipe. You’ll need to do make this from scratch, with ground turkey, zucchini and spices. Don’t worry, there is an easy step-by-step guide!

Sides

Sides can complement an entree or totally botch it. Butternut squash, parsnips, beets and sweet potatoes are easy to cook, healthy to eat and incredibly satisfying without the guilt. Here are some choices that are delicious and a little more health-conscious:

Craft a salad that will have everyone reaching across the table.

Salads are great sides, and can even be the main course for some. Because of this you’ll want to really hit it out the park. You don’t have to re-invent the wheel, try a tried and true method. Cookie and Kate offers up a delish quinoa salad with roasted sweet potato, kale and pesto vinaigrette with this recipe.

Are you on a Transformation? This dish makes a perfect flex meal, just leave out the potatoes.

Make a stuffing that doesn’t suck.

Okay, so, holiday meals are nothing without stuffing. Every family has a secret, even if it’s just Stovetop. Most people will expect a store-bought, reheated tray. Knock their socks off with this sausage, sage and apple stuffing recipe by Eat Yourself Skinny.

Cover your bases with a gluten-free dish that still delivers.

Unfortunately, some people have to avoid stuffing because of the gluten. So, do your friend a favor (or yourself) and try Food, Faith, Fitness’ gluten-free recipe for a stuffing that lacks gluten but still supplies the yums.

Cut the carbs, but keep the stuffing — Purium style.

We adopted a recipe from Empowered Sustenance, but made a few changes for a bread-free dish that won’t have you feeling as bad after devouring.

Main Dishes

When your appetizers and sides are on point, you need main dishes that stick the landing for a standout night. Whether it’s your own or your bringing a dish to another, these main dishes are sure to be crowd-pleasers.

Dazzle with flavor — with no meat!

Plant-based eaters, this one is for you! Cookie and Kate’s recipe for roasted carrots with farro, chipeas and herbed crème fraîche is a true tour de force. Don’t worry, there are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free variations as well. Who says you need meat for the main course? Not us!

Cut the prep time, but keep the turkey.

If you’ve ever cooked a turkey for the holidays, you know that it can take HOURS. Sometimes you just don’t have time for that. Instead, try this recipe for garlic Parmesan turkey cutlets by Somewhat Simple. This is perfect for smaller get-togethers.

Keep it traditional, but be “smart.”

Traditional turkey is just fine, but make sure to make healthier choices. Choose lower fat condiments and dressings. If you don’t know how to cook a turkey, Greatist offers a great primer for beginners.

Spice up the traditional ham.

You can’t go wrong with ham for the holidays. But why not give it a little flair? Half Baked Harvest give a great alternative with chipotle pineapple jerk glazed harm.

Dessert

Making room for dessert? Keep it tasty, but clean.

Why not spread a little Purium love with these recipes.

Create a Purium-powered pumpkin bread with the Million Mom Movement.

Feast on this raw pumpkin bread using Daily Fiber, MVP Sport Vanilla and Green Barley juice. Get the recipe.

Go all out with this coffee-inspired dessert.

What’s better than cappuccino near the fire place? Well, how about a cappucinno cloud cheesecake? Chocolate Covered Katie created the perfect vegan recipe, with decadent, smart choices.

End the night with an oldie, but goodie.

Take a fall favorite and combine it with a year-long favorite. Oh yes, we’re talking pumpkin spice and cinnamon rolls. Does that sound possible? It totally is. Minimalist Baker’s recipe hits it out the park.

And don’t worry, Minimalist Baker has a gluten-free recipe, too (it just doesn’t use the pumpkin).

Have fun with Fudge.

Million Mom Movement created an amazing PUMPKIN fudge recipe using pumpkin seed flour. Get the yummy recipe.


Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes for Every Diet

There’s a reason why the holidays are called diet-busters.

Whether you’re the host or the guest, holiday meal planning can be a bit of a toss-up.

Maybe you just started an Ultimate Lifestyle Transformation or you’re knee-deep into your new healthy-eating lifestyle. Do you ask for specific dishes just for you? Do you avoid eating the entire time? Do you bring your own food?

Ah, the questions! There’s enough drama this year with wondering how to stay socially distant or celebrating virtually through video chats. So, we thought we’d make it easy on you by giving you help.

Here’s a list of healthy holiday meals. We’ll admit, some are healthy-ish, but come on, it’s the holidays! You’re not exactly thinking about strengthening your microbiome, you’re thinking of filling up your stomach!

Appetizer Ideas

Appetizers are SO important, more important than people think. But they can totally set you up for disaster if you get full too quickly.

Dazzle with apples.

Million Mom Movement knows how to bring down the house with this baked apples recipe using Purium Tropic Oil. Get the recipe.

Play it safe with veggies.

This Vegetable Wreath recipe from Eating Well is sure to keep you satiated just enough before the main event! Plus, it looks pretty (and a homemade Greek yogurt ranch recipe is included). You can never go wrong with veggies and dip!

Wow the crowd with potato chips.

We’re not talking Ruffles or Lays! We’re talking fries — sort of. We would eat fries 24/7 if we could, but we can’t. And they are hardly appropriate for a formal dinner with loved ones. So, break out the potato rounds instead. Are you catching our drift? With just a few simple ingredients, you’re set. Check out Recipe For Perfection’s olive oil and sea salt oven-roasted, potato rounds recipe!

Get creative with meatballs.

Meatballs on toothpicks are a main-stay in American appetizer culture. Drop the slow-cooked, BBQ-sauced skewers and opt for a healthier route with iFoodReal’s healthy turkey meatball recipe. You’ll need to do make this from scratch, with ground turkey, zucchini and spices. Don’t worry, there is an easy step-by-step guide!

Sides

Sides can complement an entree or totally botch it. Butternut squash, parsnips, beets and sweet potatoes are easy to cook, healthy to eat and incredibly satisfying without the guilt. Here are some choices that are delicious and a little more health-conscious:

Craft a salad that will have everyone reaching across the table.

Salads are great sides, and can even be the main course for some. Because of this you’ll want to really hit it out the park. You don’t have to re-invent the wheel, try a tried and true method. Cookie and Kate offers up a delish quinoa salad with roasted sweet potato, kale and pesto vinaigrette with this recipe.

Are you on a Transformation? This dish makes a perfect flex meal, just leave out the potatoes.

Make a stuffing that doesn’t suck.

Okay, so, holiday meals are nothing without stuffing. Every family has a secret, even if it’s just Stovetop. Most people will expect a store-bought, reheated tray. Knock their socks off with this sausage, sage and apple stuffing recipe by Eat Yourself Skinny.

Cover your bases with a gluten-free dish that still delivers.

Unfortunately, some people have to avoid stuffing because of the gluten. So, do your friend a favor (or yourself) and try Food, Faith, Fitness’ gluten-free recipe for a stuffing that lacks gluten but still supplies the yums.

Cut the carbs, but keep the stuffing — Purium style.

We adopted a recipe from Empowered Sustenance, but made a few changes for a bread-free dish that won’t have you feeling as bad after devouring.

Main Dishes

When your appetizers and sides are on point, you need main dishes that stick the landing for a standout night. Whether it’s your own or your bringing a dish to another, these main dishes are sure to be crowd-pleasers.

Dazzle with flavor — with no meat!

Plant-based eaters, this one is for you! Cookie and Kate’s recipe for roasted carrots with farro, chipeas and herbed crème fraîche is a true tour de force. Don’t worry, there are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free variations as well. Who says you need meat for the main course? Not us!

Cut the prep time, but keep the turkey.

If you’ve ever cooked a turkey for the holidays, you know that it can take HOURS. Sometimes you just don’t have time for that. Instead, try this recipe for garlic Parmesan turkey cutlets by Somewhat Simple. This is perfect for smaller get-togethers.

Keep it traditional, but be “smart.”

Traditional turkey is just fine, but make sure to make healthier choices. Choose lower fat condiments and dressings. If you don’t know how to cook a turkey, Greatist offers a great primer for beginners.

Spice up the traditional ham.

You can’t go wrong with ham for the holidays. But why not give it a little flair? Half Baked Harvest give a great alternative with chipotle pineapple jerk glazed harm.

Dessert

Making room for dessert? Keep it tasty, but clean.

Why not spread a little Purium love with these recipes.

Create a Purium-powered pumpkin bread with the Million Mom Movement.

Feast on this raw pumpkin bread using Daily Fiber, MVP Sport Vanilla and Green Barley juice. Get the recipe.

Go all out with this coffee-inspired dessert.

What’s better than cappuccino near the fire place? Well, how about a cappucinno cloud cheesecake? Chocolate Covered Katie created the perfect vegan recipe, with decadent, smart choices.

End the night with an oldie, but goodie.

Take a fall favorite and combine it with a year-long favorite. Oh yes, we’re talking pumpkin spice and cinnamon rolls. Does that sound possible? It totally is. Minimalist Baker’s recipe hits it out the park.

And don’t worry, Minimalist Baker has a gluten-free recipe, too (it just doesn’t use the pumpkin).

Have fun with Fudge.

Million Mom Movement created an amazing PUMPKIN fudge recipe using pumpkin seed flour. Get the yummy recipe.


Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes for Every Diet

There’s a reason why the holidays are called diet-busters.

Whether you’re the host or the guest, holiday meal planning can be a bit of a toss-up.

Maybe you just started an Ultimate Lifestyle Transformation or you’re knee-deep into your new healthy-eating lifestyle. Do you ask for specific dishes just for you? Do you avoid eating the entire time? Do you bring your own food?

Ah, the questions! There’s enough drama this year with wondering how to stay socially distant or celebrating virtually through video chats. So, we thought we’d make it easy on you by giving you help.

Here’s a list of healthy holiday meals. We’ll admit, some are healthy-ish, but come on, it’s the holidays! You’re not exactly thinking about strengthening your microbiome, you’re thinking of filling up your stomach!

Appetizer Ideas

Appetizers are SO important, more important than people think. But they can totally set you up for disaster if you get full too quickly.

Dazzle with apples.

Million Mom Movement knows how to bring down the house with this baked apples recipe using Purium Tropic Oil. Get the recipe.

Play it safe with veggies.

This Vegetable Wreath recipe from Eating Well is sure to keep you satiated just enough before the main event! Plus, it looks pretty (and a homemade Greek yogurt ranch recipe is included). You can never go wrong with veggies and dip!

Wow the crowd with potato chips.

We’re not talking Ruffles or Lays! We’re talking fries — sort of. We would eat fries 24/7 if we could, but we can’t. And they are hardly appropriate for a formal dinner with loved ones. So, break out the potato rounds instead. Are you catching our drift? With just a few simple ingredients, you’re set. Check out Recipe For Perfection’s olive oil and sea salt oven-roasted, potato rounds recipe!

Get creative with meatballs.

Meatballs on toothpicks are a main-stay in American appetizer culture. Drop the slow-cooked, BBQ-sauced skewers and opt for a healthier route with iFoodReal’s healthy turkey meatball recipe. You’ll need to do make this from scratch, with ground turkey, zucchini and spices. Don’t worry, there is an easy step-by-step guide!

Sides

Sides can complement an entree or totally botch it. Butternut squash, parsnips, beets and sweet potatoes are easy to cook, healthy to eat and incredibly satisfying without the guilt. Here are some choices that are delicious and a little more health-conscious:

Craft a salad that will have everyone reaching across the table.

Salads are great sides, and can even be the main course for some. Because of this you’ll want to really hit it out the park. You don’t have to re-invent the wheel, try a tried and true method. Cookie and Kate offers up a delish quinoa salad with roasted sweet potato, kale and pesto vinaigrette with this recipe.

Are you on a Transformation? This dish makes a perfect flex meal, just leave out the potatoes.

Make a stuffing that doesn’t suck.

Okay, so, holiday meals are nothing without stuffing. Every family has a secret, even if it’s just Stovetop. Most people will expect a store-bought, reheated tray. Knock their socks off with this sausage, sage and apple stuffing recipe by Eat Yourself Skinny.

Cover your bases with a gluten-free dish that still delivers.

Unfortunately, some people have to avoid stuffing because of the gluten. So, do your friend a favor (or yourself) and try Food, Faith, Fitness’ gluten-free recipe for a stuffing that lacks gluten but still supplies the yums.

Cut the carbs, but keep the stuffing — Purium style.

We adopted a recipe from Empowered Sustenance, but made a few changes for a bread-free dish that won’t have you feeling as bad after devouring.

Main Dishes

When your appetizers and sides are on point, you need main dishes that stick the landing for a standout night. Whether it’s your own or your bringing a dish to another, these main dishes are sure to be crowd-pleasers.

Dazzle with flavor — with no meat!

Plant-based eaters, this one is for you! Cookie and Kate’s recipe for roasted carrots with farro, chipeas and herbed crème fraîche is a true tour de force. Don’t worry, there are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free variations as well. Who says you need meat for the main course? Not us!

Cut the prep time, but keep the turkey.

If you’ve ever cooked a turkey for the holidays, you know that it can take HOURS. Sometimes you just don’t have time for that. Instead, try this recipe for garlic Parmesan turkey cutlets by Somewhat Simple. This is perfect for smaller get-togethers.

Keep it traditional, but be “smart.”

Traditional turkey is just fine, but make sure to make healthier choices. Choose lower fat condiments and dressings. If you don’t know how to cook a turkey, Greatist offers a great primer for beginners.

Spice up the traditional ham.

You can’t go wrong with ham for the holidays. But why not give it a little flair? Half Baked Harvest give a great alternative with chipotle pineapple jerk glazed harm.

Dessert

Making room for dessert? Keep it tasty, but clean.

Why not spread a little Purium love with these recipes.

Create a Purium-powered pumpkin bread with the Million Mom Movement.

Feast on this raw pumpkin bread using Daily Fiber, MVP Sport Vanilla and Green Barley juice. Get the recipe.

Go all out with this coffee-inspired dessert.

What’s better than cappuccino near the fire place? Well, how about a cappucinno cloud cheesecake? Chocolate Covered Katie created the perfect vegan recipe, with decadent, smart choices.

End the night with an oldie, but goodie.

Take a fall favorite and combine it with a year-long favorite. Oh yes, we’re talking pumpkin spice and cinnamon rolls. Does that sound possible? It totally is. Minimalist Baker’s recipe hits it out the park.

And don’t worry, Minimalist Baker has a gluten-free recipe, too (it just doesn’t use the pumpkin).

Have fun with Fudge.

Million Mom Movement created an amazing PUMPKIN fudge recipe using pumpkin seed flour. Get the yummy recipe.


Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes for Every Diet

There’s a reason why the holidays are called diet-busters.

Whether you’re the host or the guest, holiday meal planning can be a bit of a toss-up.

Maybe you just started an Ultimate Lifestyle Transformation or you’re knee-deep into your new healthy-eating lifestyle. Do you ask for specific dishes just for you? Do you avoid eating the entire time? Do you bring your own food?

Ah, the questions! There’s enough drama this year with wondering how to stay socially distant or celebrating virtually through video chats. So, we thought we’d make it easy on you by giving you help.

Here’s a list of healthy holiday meals. We’ll admit, some are healthy-ish, but come on, it’s the holidays! You’re not exactly thinking about strengthening your microbiome, you’re thinking of filling up your stomach!

Appetizer Ideas

Appetizers are SO important, more important than people think. But they can totally set you up for disaster if you get full too quickly.

Dazzle with apples.

Million Mom Movement knows how to bring down the house with this baked apples recipe using Purium Tropic Oil. Get the recipe.

Play it safe with veggies.

This Vegetable Wreath recipe from Eating Well is sure to keep you satiated just enough before the main event! Plus, it looks pretty (and a homemade Greek yogurt ranch recipe is included). You can never go wrong with veggies and dip!

Wow the crowd with potato chips.

We’re not talking Ruffles or Lays! We’re talking fries — sort of. We would eat fries 24/7 if we could, but we can’t. And they are hardly appropriate for a formal dinner with loved ones. So, break out the potato rounds instead. Are you catching our drift? With just a few simple ingredients, you’re set. Check out Recipe For Perfection’s olive oil and sea salt oven-roasted, potato rounds recipe!

Get creative with meatballs.

Meatballs on toothpicks are a main-stay in American appetizer culture. Drop the slow-cooked, BBQ-sauced skewers and opt for a healthier route with iFoodReal’s healthy turkey meatball recipe. You’ll need to do make this from scratch, with ground turkey, zucchini and spices. Don’t worry, there is an easy step-by-step guide!

Sides

Sides can complement an entree or totally botch it. Butternut squash, parsnips, beets and sweet potatoes are easy to cook, healthy to eat and incredibly satisfying without the guilt. Here are some choices that are delicious and a little more health-conscious:

Craft a salad that will have everyone reaching across the table.

Salads are great sides, and can even be the main course for some. Because of this you’ll want to really hit it out the park. You don’t have to re-invent the wheel, try a tried and true method. Cookie and Kate offers up a delish quinoa salad with roasted sweet potato, kale and pesto vinaigrette with this recipe.

Are you on a Transformation? This dish makes a perfect flex meal, just leave out the potatoes.

Make a stuffing that doesn’t suck.

Okay, so, holiday meals are nothing without stuffing. Every family has a secret, even if it’s just Stovetop. Most people will expect a store-bought, reheated tray. Knock their socks off with this sausage, sage and apple stuffing recipe by Eat Yourself Skinny.

Cover your bases with a gluten-free dish that still delivers.

Unfortunately, some people have to avoid stuffing because of the gluten. So, do your friend a favor (or yourself) and try Food, Faith, Fitness’ gluten-free recipe for a stuffing that lacks gluten but still supplies the yums.

Cut the carbs, but keep the stuffing — Purium style.

We adopted a recipe from Empowered Sustenance, but made a few changes for a bread-free dish that won’t have you feeling as bad after devouring.

Main Dishes

When your appetizers and sides are on point, you need main dishes that stick the landing for a standout night. Whether it’s your own or your bringing a dish to another, these main dishes are sure to be crowd-pleasers.

Dazzle with flavor — with no meat!

Plant-based eaters, this one is for you! Cookie and Kate’s recipe for roasted carrots with farro, chipeas and herbed crème fraîche is a true tour de force. Don’t worry, there are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free variations as well. Who says you need meat for the main course? Not us!

Cut the prep time, but keep the turkey.

If you’ve ever cooked a turkey for the holidays, you know that it can take HOURS. Sometimes you just don’t have time for that. Instead, try this recipe for garlic Parmesan turkey cutlets by Somewhat Simple. This is perfect for smaller get-togethers.

Keep it traditional, but be “smart.”

Traditional turkey is just fine, but make sure to make healthier choices. Choose lower fat condiments and dressings. If you don’t know how to cook a turkey, Greatist offers a great primer for beginners.

Spice up the traditional ham.

You can’t go wrong with ham for the holidays. But why not give it a little flair? Half Baked Harvest give a great alternative with chipotle pineapple jerk glazed harm.

Dessert

Making room for dessert? Keep it tasty, but clean.

Why not spread a little Purium love with these recipes.

Create a Purium-powered pumpkin bread with the Million Mom Movement.

Feast on this raw pumpkin bread using Daily Fiber, MVP Sport Vanilla and Green Barley juice. Get the recipe.

Go all out with this coffee-inspired dessert.

What’s better than cappuccino near the fire place? Well, how about a cappucinno cloud cheesecake? Chocolate Covered Katie created the perfect vegan recipe, with decadent, smart choices.

End the night with an oldie, but goodie.

Take a fall favorite and combine it with a year-long favorite. Oh yes, we’re talking pumpkin spice and cinnamon rolls. Does that sound possible? It totally is. Minimalist Baker’s recipe hits it out the park.

And don’t worry, Minimalist Baker has a gluten-free recipe, too (it just doesn’t use the pumpkin).

Have fun with Fudge.

Million Mom Movement created an amazing PUMPKIN fudge recipe using pumpkin seed flour. Get the yummy recipe.


Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes for Every Diet

There’s a reason why the holidays are called diet-busters.

Whether you’re the host or the guest, holiday meal planning can be a bit of a toss-up.

Maybe you just started an Ultimate Lifestyle Transformation or you’re knee-deep into your new healthy-eating lifestyle. Do you ask for specific dishes just for you? Do you avoid eating the entire time? Do you bring your own food?

Ah, the questions! There’s enough drama this year with wondering how to stay socially distant or celebrating virtually through video chats. So, we thought we’d make it easy on you by giving you help.

Here’s a list of healthy holiday meals. We’ll admit, some are healthy-ish, but come on, it’s the holidays! You’re not exactly thinking about strengthening your microbiome, you’re thinking of filling up your stomach!

Appetizer Ideas

Appetizers are SO important, more important than people think. But they can totally set you up for disaster if you get full too quickly.

Dazzle with apples.

Million Mom Movement knows how to bring down the house with this baked apples recipe using Purium Tropic Oil. Get the recipe.

Play it safe with veggies.

This Vegetable Wreath recipe from Eating Well is sure to keep you satiated just enough before the main event! Plus, it looks pretty (and a homemade Greek yogurt ranch recipe is included). You can never go wrong with veggies and dip!

Wow the crowd with potato chips.

We’re not talking Ruffles or Lays! We’re talking fries — sort of. We would eat fries 24/7 if we could, but we can’t. And they are hardly appropriate for a formal dinner with loved ones. So, break out the potato rounds instead. Are you catching our drift? With just a few simple ingredients, you’re set. Check out Recipe For Perfection’s olive oil and sea salt oven-roasted, potato rounds recipe!

Get creative with meatballs.

Meatballs on toothpicks are a main-stay in American appetizer culture. Drop the slow-cooked, BBQ-sauced skewers and opt for a healthier route with iFoodReal’s healthy turkey meatball recipe. You’ll need to do make this from scratch, with ground turkey, zucchini and spices. Don’t worry, there is an easy step-by-step guide!

Sides

Sides can complement an entree or totally botch it. Butternut squash, parsnips, beets and sweet potatoes are easy to cook, healthy to eat and incredibly satisfying without the guilt. Here are some choices that are delicious and a little more health-conscious:

Craft a salad that will have everyone reaching across the table.

Salads are great sides, and can even be the main course for some. Because of this you’ll want to really hit it out the park. You don’t have to re-invent the wheel, try a tried and true method. Cookie and Kate offers up a delish quinoa salad with roasted sweet potato, kale and pesto vinaigrette with this recipe.

Are you on a Transformation? This dish makes a perfect flex meal, just leave out the potatoes.

Make a stuffing that doesn’t suck.

Okay, so, holiday meals are nothing without stuffing. Every family has a secret, even if it’s just Stovetop. Most people will expect a store-bought, reheated tray. Knock their socks off with this sausage, sage and apple stuffing recipe by Eat Yourself Skinny.

Cover your bases with a gluten-free dish that still delivers.

Unfortunately, some people have to avoid stuffing because of the gluten. So, do your friend a favor (or yourself) and try Food, Faith, Fitness’ gluten-free recipe for a stuffing that lacks gluten but still supplies the yums.

Cut the carbs, but keep the stuffing — Purium style.

We adopted a recipe from Empowered Sustenance, but made a few changes for a bread-free dish that won’t have you feeling as bad after devouring.

Main Dishes

When your appetizers and sides are on point, you need main dishes that stick the landing for a standout night. Whether it’s your own or your bringing a dish to another, these main dishes are sure to be crowd-pleasers.

Dazzle with flavor — with no meat!

Plant-based eaters, this one is for you! Cookie and Kate’s recipe for roasted carrots with farro, chipeas and herbed crème fraîche is a true tour de force. Don’t worry, there are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free variations as well. Who says you need meat for the main course? Not us!

Cut the prep time, but keep the turkey.

If you’ve ever cooked a turkey for the holidays, you know that it can take HOURS. Sometimes you just don’t have time for that. Instead, try this recipe for garlic Parmesan turkey cutlets by Somewhat Simple. This is perfect for smaller get-togethers.

Keep it traditional, but be “smart.”

Traditional turkey is just fine, but make sure to make healthier choices. Choose lower fat condiments and dressings. If you don’t know how to cook a turkey, Greatist offers a great primer for beginners.

Spice up the traditional ham.

You can’t go wrong with ham for the holidays. But why not give it a little flair? Half Baked Harvest give a great alternative with chipotle pineapple jerk glazed harm.

Dessert

Making room for dessert? Keep it tasty, but clean.

Why not spread a little Purium love with these recipes.

Create a Purium-powered pumpkin bread with the Million Mom Movement.

Feast on this raw pumpkin bread using Daily Fiber, MVP Sport Vanilla and Green Barley juice. Get the recipe.

Go all out with this coffee-inspired dessert.

What’s better than cappuccino near the fire place? Well, how about a cappucinno cloud cheesecake? Chocolate Covered Katie created the perfect vegan recipe, with decadent, smart choices.

End the night with an oldie, but goodie.

Take a fall favorite and combine it with a year-long favorite. Oh yes, we’re talking pumpkin spice and cinnamon rolls. Does that sound possible? It totally is. Minimalist Baker’s recipe hits it out the park.

And don’t worry, Minimalist Baker has a gluten-free recipe, too (it just doesn’t use the pumpkin).

Have fun with Fudge.

Million Mom Movement created an amazing PUMPKIN fudge recipe using pumpkin seed flour. Get the yummy recipe.