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25 Dietitian-Approved Thanksgiving Recipes

Maggie Hudspeth, RDN

Now that we are in the heart of the holiday season, planning ahead for festive meals can seem daunting while trying to stay on course. Not to fear — we’ve got you covered! If there’s one thing we preach here, it’s balance.

Here are 25 Dietitian Approved recipes that give your favorite Thanksgiving dishes a healthful twist.

Small Bites:

Cranberry Apple Cinnamon Baked Brie

Pilgrim Salad

Pumpkin Hummus

Roasted Butternut Squash with Pomegranate Sauce

Sweet Potato Pie Bites

The Main Event:

Creamy Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Honey Glazed Ham

Roasted Turkey Breast

Sweet Potato Turkey Meatball Hash

Thanksgiving Vegetarian Nut Loaf  

Additional Fixings:

Green Beans with Cranberries, Pecans & Parmesan Cheese

Healthy Cheesy Potatoes  

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Maple Balsamic Roasted Winter Vegetables

Roasted Lemon Pepper Asparagus

Sweet Spreads:

Cranberry Orange Cheesecake Cups

Easy No Bake Apple Tart with Yogurt Filling

Pumpkin Pecan Pie Oatmeal Cookies

Raw Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake  

Slow Cooker Baked Apples

Adult Beverages:

Apple Cider Kombucha Sangria

Friendsgiving Punch with Bai    

Pomegranate Champagne

Sparkling Pear Cocktail

Spiced Mulled Wine