Are you ready for turkey day? I’ve got my recipes rounded up and I’m so excited to start cooking! If you are looking for real food options for your feast and are trying to serve some gluten free and dairy free options at your table, these recipes could be the perfect addition to your meal and can have you enjoying the day guilt free and pain free!
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year! Time with family and friends all together to enjoy conversation, fellowship, and yummy food…. who wouldn’t be thankful for that? Food is my love language, and I’m so excited to prepare a delicious meal for my family this year! We have discovered some food allergies over the past few months, so with my Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup, I’m gravitating towards gluten free and dairy free meals. It’s a day to splurge and enjoy delicious foods and desserts, and we will be consuming more sugar than we normally do, but I want the foods to be allergy friendly and as supportive of our bodies as possible. On a day that is focused on giving thanks, let’s show our bodies how grateful we are to enjoy the health we have (even if it isn’t perfect) and treat them kindly through our food choices this week.
Let’s talk turkey! There are many recipes out there, but I am convinced that America’s Test Kitchen recipes are always good! This is a simple method of how to brine and roast your turkey. I will be using ghee instead of butter as well as adding some simple seasonings on my turkey.
This looks like a delicious alternative to the overly sweet and marshmallow covered concoction that we are all too familiar with. Maple syrup, pecans, and cayenne? Yes, please! I’m using ghee instead of butter in this recipe.
These are a a family favorite and will be a great addition to our Thanksgiving feast!
Berry Spinach Salad
Don’t forget some healthy greens on that plate! This salad is easy and delicious and you can adjust the fruit, cheese, and nuts that you use depending on your taste preferences and what you have on hand. Leave out the cheese if you want to keep it dairy free.
For a naturally sweetened option this one looks yummy and has great reviews:
Or, perhaps this one but using organic cane sugar:
Gluten Free Dinner Rolls
Don’t these look delicious?
I’m not sure I’m brave enough to try this paleo cauliflower gravy yet… 😉
For a more basic gravy, I plan to make this but thicken it with a gluten free flour
Is it stuffing, or dressing? Whatever you want to call it, I’m not really a big fan of this stuff. My husband will want some though, so I will make it for him. I have a loaf of gluten free bread in the freezer and I will be using that and modifying this very basic recipe as needed:
Danielle Walker always has fantastic grain free and dairy free desserts! Her pumpkin pie is delicious!
Deliciously Organic is another great source for grain free and healthy versions of your favorites and her pecan pie looks amazing!
And, because November 26th is not only Thanksgiving day, but the 3rd birthday of my baby, I’m making this gluten free chocolate cake for the most adorable blonde boy around! It is is a favorite in my family and tastes amazing even when I modify it to be egg free and dairy free as well! You CAN make delicious allergy friendly foods!! This cake is AMAZING!
What am I missing? I know, I know, I didn’t include a recipe for green bean casserole because I HATE green bean casserole! What are your Thanksgiving “must have” items to prepare for yourself, your family, and your guests? Feel free to share your favorite recipe links in the comments below!
Wishing you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving my friends!