I’m so thankful for whole foods and what they have done for my own health and the health of so many of my patients, family members and friends. Here’s some gluten-free whole food Thanksgiving inspiration from some of my favorite food bloggers. Add these side dishes and desserts to your Thanksgiving menu for lots of deliciousness and nutrient-density!
For the last two weeks all of my patients have been asking “what are you going to eat for Thanksgiving?”. Sometimes I think they picture me just eating large bowls of kale all night long. I do love kale but my Thanksgiving menu includes lots of other delicious gluten-free foods. I do not have celiac disease but I have been eating gluten-free for the last 12 years because of my own health journey. My sister is the only other person in my family that also eats gluten-free but our family has mastered the ability to cater to gluten-free and gluten-loving family members.
There’s certain things that I just completely avoid like stuffing, gravy and traditional pumpkin pie. Aside from that, we make an amazing turkey, lots of colorful vegetables dishes, 1-2 potato dishes (this year I’m making Nutrition Stripped’s Sweet Potato Casserole), and a gluten-free dessert option Salted Carmel Pecan Pie from Spunky Coconut (see below). Jump out of your traditional Thanksgiving menu and try a few of these amazing dishes from my favorite dietitians, doctors and food bloggers! Happy Thanksgiving!
Roasted Maple Brussels Sprouts with Apple and Walnuts-Simply Taylor
Green Bean Gremolata-The Whole Smiths
Fall Superfood Salad-Hummusapien
Cauliflower Mashed Pseudo Potatoes-Dr. Hyman
Just another way to add non-starchy cruciferous vegetables to your diet–replace potatoes with cauliflower and make cauliflower mashed potatoes. Checkout Dr. Mark Hyman’s Cauliflower Mashed Pseudo Potatoes recipe.
Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole-Nutrition Stripped
Salted Caramel Pecan Pie without Corn Syrup-The Spunky Coconut