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Quick, Easy & Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes + a Cocktail!

Easy, delicious, healthy, beautiful Thanksgiving dishes, I’ve got you! I have searched my favorites to bring you 4 gorgeously festive dishes (plus a cocktail) that will have your guests asking for recipes and leave you plenty of time for mingling!

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Let’s face it, Thanksgiving is not a day you’re going to nail your diet, and that is TOTALLY OK. But serving up these healthy whole food recipes will make the blow just a little easier for your body to handle.


Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts

from Fit Foodie Finds

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These simply delicious 2 ingredient appetizers come from one of my favorite food bloggers “Fit Foodie Finds.” If you’re not following this fellow Minneapolis blogger, I suggest you check her out! So many amazing and creative healthy recipes for any food palette or diet!!

Brussel Sprouts are one of those veggies people tend to dismiss, but I promise, add bacon and roast these little cuties and they will disappear faster than you think!!

click here for the recipe


Bacon & Rosemary Sweet Potatoes
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Switch up the traditional marshmallow and brown sugar loaded sweet potato casserole with this savory alternative for Thanksgiving and save yourself a ton of calories and sugar. This delicious side dish comes together with only 3 ingredients but will explode with holiday flavor!

click here for the recipe


Crispy Roasted Green Beans

from Primavera Kitchen

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Filling your plate with as many green veggies as possible is always a good idea, but on Thanksgiving this little trick can make the difference between feeling completely stuffed or just contently full. These crispy roasted green beans are so delicious that loading up on this nutrient-dense side dish will leave you completely satisfied and not wanting seconds of the stuffing and mashed potatoes.

Click here for the recipe


Pumpkin Pie Truffles

from the Real Food Dietitians

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How adorable and fun are these pumpkin pie truffles from the Real Food Dietitians. And can we just talk about portion control? Popping 1 or 2 of these guys will replace the need for an entire slice of pumpkin pie. So you will still get ALL the flavor but skip the fluff! I call that a win!!

These dark chocolate covered gems are low in sugar and made with deliciously healthy ingredients like almond butter, coconut oil, and sweetened with pure maple syrup.

click here for the recipe


Sparkling Vodka Cranberry with Lime

from Eating Bird Food

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Bottoms up!! Lighten up your cocktail this year and mix up a batch of these sparkling vodka cranberries with lime. Refreshing, festive and “healthier” than the classic version.

My go-to cocktail is vodka or tequila, sparking water, + a lime wedge, so adding a few splashes of cranberry juice at Thanksgiving time just makes sense!! Yum!

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Happy Thanksgiving friends!! Please share your favorite healthy dishes! I would love to see what recipes you will be serving up!

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