Thanksgiving is on the horizon and you know I'm already thinking about what I will be eating. There is a drastic different in being overly obsessed with food (to the point of orthorexia - been there, and it's NO fun) and overdoing it to the point of sickness around the big food holidays, but finding that perfect balance can be tricky. Of course, we want to partake and enjoy the favorities of season, but I also know that for many of us, keeping our food clean and healthy is the best way we can take care of ourselves, so that we can enjoy the time spent with others during these holidays (and not sick or overly exhausted.)
Thanks to the genuis of the best paleo and gluten free bloggers we're lucky to share this space with, a Paleo Thanksgiving, or at least a Thanksgiving that is clear of some of the most unclean offenders (canola oil, canned cranberry sauce, sugar) that sneak their way into our favorite dishes, is 100% possible. And 100% delicious.
We've rounded them up for you here and hope this will make your holiday meal planning just a little bit easer! Enyjoy ~
Bacon Wrapped Turkey Roast from The Castaway Kitchen - Not only does Thanksgiving go paleo, but also keto AND Whole30 with this insane showstopper of a main course from our girl Cristina over at Castaway Kitchen.
How to Easily Grill a Whole Turkey by Beauty and the Foodie - If you're like me, your Thanksgiving temperature is usually around 85 degrees outside, so firing up the grill sounds like the perfect way to make room in the oven for more of your turkey day dishes.
Chinese Roasted Orange Chicken by I Heart Umami - this roasted bird is a twist on the classic Chinese takeout chicken, but more appropriate for a formal dinner. It's savory and full of citrus flavor that is perfect for the holidays.
Citrus Ginger Cranberry Sauce by Delicious Obsessions - I have this cousin who was obsessed with canned cranberry sauce, ever since we were kids. We'd actually wrap one in paper and give it to him on his birthday (sorry, but ew, Chris!) That stuff won't cut it around here. But this one, oh yes, this one will do the trick.
Kale Bacon Salad with Apple Vinaigrette by The Castaway Kitchen - I know a salad can seem like a "filler" on Thanksgiving but a salad like this deserves a place right beside mashed potatoes as a "MUST MAKE AGAIN NEXT YEAR."
Green Bean Casserole by Flabs to Fitness and A Girl Worth Saving - Because two is better than one, especially when it comes to this classic Thanksgiving favorite. Both recipes bring the most simple elements together to create comfort food perfection!
Roasted Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato with Pancetta, Garlic, and Sage by Comfort Bites Blog - this is the type of dish we have to make double of at my house. Butternut squash is my favorite and this combo is no disappointment. This just screams "Fall!"
Paleo Bread Stuffing by Predominantly Paleo - the paleo bread queen does this side dish fave 100% justice with a paleo rendition.
Spiced Pecan Pie Bars from Teeny Tiny Spice - these are a dream and taste JUST like traditional pecan pie except they're made with just 9 paleo friendly ingredients.
Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Pecan Pie by the Family that Heals Together - This is like, SEVERAL of our favorite things in one delicious dessert. Pumpkin, check, cheesecake, double check, pecan pie, triple check! Not 100% paleo, but if you tolerate dairy, don't miss this one.
Paleo Marble Pumpkin Chocolate Bread by Living Healthy with Chocolate - If you're looking for something a little less traditional, favor some chocolate? This Marble Pumpkin Chocolate Bread is the perfect way to combine a seasonal favorite with our favorite, chocolate.
Cranberry Grapefruit Cookies (AIP, egg free, nut free) by Grass Fed Salsa - I've had these more than once and OMG. Anne is a genius at AIP baking but you don't need to be on the AIP diet to enjoy these.
There you have it! Time to meal prep, and get cooking! If you need even more amazing recipes or meal inspiration, Flame to Fork has it for you, right here.
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