Got Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-free, and Healthy Thanksgiving Guests?

No problem – we got recipes for you! Feeding your family on Thanksgiving seems to be getting more and more complex, but no need to pull out your hair. The healthy, vegan, gluten-free, and Paleo approaches actually have more overlap than you might expect. Our recipes emphasize whole, unprocessed, gluten and dairy free, plant foods, so they usually satisfy all or most of the above.

Meeting these diverse needs usually means making some substitutions in conventional recipes. For example;

  • Instead of white or brown sugar, we use whole food sweeteners like sucanat, coconut sugar, and maple syrup.
  • Instead of high glycemic index grain flours, we use gluten free whole grains or go grain free with almond flour.
  • Instead of butter, we use olive or coconut oil.
  • Instead of eggs, depending on the recipe, we use ground flax seed with water, cold or hot water, or arrowroot.

Since these ingredients are “more real”, your dishes will look a little more real and rustic. But they will be absolutely delicious, filling, satisfying, and good for your whole body (not just your tongue)! Your healthy, vegan, Paleo, and gluten free guests will be thrilled!

Easy Make Ahead Plan

  • T – 3 days: Cut up the vegetables, trim the Brussels sprouts, and make the balsamic glaze.
  • T – 2 days: Cook the wild rice and quinoa. Make the cranberry sauce.
  • T – 1 day: Make the soup and desserts.
  • Day of: Finish the vegetable and grain dishes and get set up!

We’d love to know what you and your guests think of these recipes! Comment below!

Also, just as an aside, all of these recipes fit into our Cleanse! We really are into using delicious food to heal and restore body, mind, and energy!

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