We’re just a few days out from Thanksgiving, so I’m compiling my favorite recipes from right here on the Stumptown Nutrition blog—and from a few of my Paleo bloggers & friends.
If you’re looking for inspiration, try one (or more!) of these tried and true Paleo Thanksgiving recipes. Make a healthier holiday for your whole family without sacrificing flavor & indulgence.
Behold, A Very Paleo Thanksgiving!
I’m a purest when it comes to a Thanksgiving turkey. My advice is to go simple & classic with a dry sea salt brine and an herb butter rub. Brining your turkey will help ensure the meat stays moist & juicy. My recipe calls for a dry brine 1 to 2 days in advance.
You’ve roasted your turkey, and now it’s time for gravy. In my opinion, you don’t really need a recipe — this is a simple step-by-step guide will show you how to make delicious gravy out of the pan drippings, broth, and a little potato starch.
Hannah has recreated this classic Thanksgiving favorite without all the added sugar & processed ingredients. A small amount of maple syrup enhances the sweetness of the potatoes and adds a little crunch to caramelized pecan topping.
[Photo: Hannah Campbell of Whole Food Whole You]
Growing up, green bean casserole was one of the my favorite side dishes — when I was little I would beg my mom to make her green bean casserole as a side all year long. This recipe has been a labor of love for me over the years and it’s finally fabulous enough to share! My version is made with dairy-free mushroom soup (ideally made a couple days in advance), fresh green beans, and crispy fried shallots. Hello yum.
Brussels Sprouts & Bacon is a classic holiday side dish. I can’t think of an easier and more delicious way to get some veggies in during your holiday meal. Plus there’s bacon…duh.
[Photo: Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo]
Simple mashed potatoes dressed up with a little fried sage & lots of grassfed butter. Because, butter…
We loooooove this simple cranberry sauce recipe from Fed + Fit. Cassy Joy’s recipe calls for simple ingredients that most folks have around the house during the holiday season. It’s so easy that it can be made day of in about 15 minutes.
[Photo: Cassy Joy Garcia of Fed + Fit]
This Jewel Yam & Cranberry Bake is one of my favorite fall-inspired side dishes. The tart cranberries pair perfectly with the sweetness of the yams and the cinnamon & ginger bring warmth to the dish.
All things Thanksgiving in one dish. My recipe is bread-free and full of Thanksgiving goodness – pork sausage, fresh cranberries, onions, mushrooms, butternut squash, and duh–walnuts!
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This light & airy pumpkin pie is a wonderful treat for your Thanksgiving meal! My family enjoys this recipe each year during the holidays. We top ours with whipped coconut cream since our household doesn’t do well with dairy.
[Photo: Bill Staley & Hayley Mason of Primal Palate]