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Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Thanksgiving dinner is a special meal, and the thought of healthy dishes at this meal probably offends some people. So, here are some tasty somewhat traditional recipes that just happen to be healthy, but don’t tell anyone!

15 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes | guesswhoscooking.com | dairy-free, gluten-free, plant-based, some vegan and vegetarian

Sides

Cauliflower Mash - Lower-carb, dairy-free, gluten-free, low glycemic, vegan & vegetarian. Follow guesswhoscooking.com on Twitter @Guess Who's Cooking & Pinterest.com/guesswhoscookin & facebook.com/guesswhoscooking
Cauliflower Mash
Roasted Carrots
Roasted Carrots
Broiled Green Beans | GuessWhosCooking.com | Easy, quick, healthy, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, plant-based
Broiled Green Beans
Roasted Carrots and Parsnips
Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Dill
Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce | GuessWhosCooking.com | Healthy, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian, low carb, gluten free, plant based
Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce

Desserts

Mini Raspberry Cobbler with Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Mini Raspberry Cobbler with Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Pumpkin Streusel Pie - No Oven Required guesswhoscooking.com
Pumpkin Streusel Pie – No Oven Required
Pear Clafoutis - dairy free and gluten free. guesswhoscooking.com
Pear Clafoutis
Pear Sauce, Unsweetened
Pear Sauce, Unsweetened
Strawberry Chia Jam - low sugar, healthy, fiber. Follow GuessWhosCooking.com on Twitter @guesswhoscookin
Strawberry Chia Jam

Ways to Use Leftovers

If you’re cooking pumpkin or any other kind of winter squash, save the seeds! Clean and dry them, then try one of the two recipes below.

Salt and Vinegar Pumpkin Seeds
Salt and Vinegar Pumpkin
Chex Mix Flavored Pumpkin Seeds
Chex Mix Flavored Pumpkin Seeds

If you have ham at Thanksgiving or other holidays, you can make a hearty soup out of the ham once most of the meat is eaten.

Ham Bone Soup
Ham Bone Soup

Leftover veggies? Chop them up and use them in an omelet, or an omelet muffin!

Egg Muffins (AKA Mini Frittatas or Omelet Muffins)
Egg Muffins (AKA Mini Frittatas or Omelet Muffins)

You can also toss leftover veggies into cauliflower fried “rice.”

Cauliflower Fried "Rice"
Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup | GuessWhosCooking.com | simple, healthy, plant based, dairy free, gluten free, vegan, nut free, soy free.

This recipe is very simple with only 5 required ingredients. Avoid the guilt with this soup because it is almost nothing but vegetables with a little healthy fat, yet is full of flavor and much more appetizing than canned tomato soup. In these pictures, I used heirloom tomatoes. Use any tomatoes you’d like, but make sure they are ripe. That means purchasing tomatoes during the summer, when they are actually in season. If possible, buy them from your local farmers market. If you’re looking to start growing your own vegetables, try growing tomatoes – they are easy and so much tastier when you grow them yourself!

Roasted Tomato Soup

Serves 4 - 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
This simple soup recipe is vegan and contains only 5 ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 3lb tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 medium onion (quartered)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (plus a little to drizzle, if desired)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Optional

  • fresh basil (garnish)

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 400˚F. In a large bowl, toss tomatoes, onion, and garlic with olive oil. Spread in an even layer on a baking sheet.
Step 2
Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, turning the vegetables halfway through. Let cool.
Step 3
Place roasted vegetables in blender or food processor and blend in small batches as needed. Add salt. Blend until completely smooth, adding a little water or broth to thin if necessary. Warm in a saucepan over medium heat until heated through and serve. Garnish with fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil (optional).

Roasted Tomato Soup | GuessWhosCooking.com | simple, healthy, plant based, dairy free, gluten free, vegan, nut free, soy free.

White Chicken Chili (Dairy-Free)

Traditional white chicken chili recipes call for dairy, usually in the form of sour cream. This easy slow cooker recipe leaves out the dairy altogether, yet is still hearty and full of rich flavor. Use the highest quality of chicken you can afford (free-range organic preferred).

White Chicken Chili - Dairy-free, low-carb. guesswhoscooking.com

White Chicken Chili

Serves 8
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 8 hours
Total time 8 hours, 10 minutes
White chicken chili recipes without dairy are nearly impossible to find. This easy slow cooker recipe leaves out the dairy, but is still supremely flavorful and hearty.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound)
  • 1 bell peppers (diced)
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 can white beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
  • salt to taste
  • green onions and avocado (for garnish)

Directions

Step 1
Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook for about 5 minutes or until they start to turn light brown. Add garlic and cook for 30-60 seconds, until fragrant. Remove from heat.
Step 2
Combine all remaining ingredients in a slow cooker except for green onions and avocado. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.
Step 3
Shred the chicken by removing and shredding with two forks, or mash it up in the slow cooker. Also mash the cauliflower. Add salt to taste if necessary. Serve with avocado and green onion.

White Chicken Chili - Dairy-free, low-carb. guesswhoscooking.com

Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Soup - low carb, gluten free, dairy free. Follow GuessWhosCooking.com on Twitter @guesswhoscookin

Ingredients

1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil

1 leek, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced

2 shallots, minced

2 carrots, diced (or more)

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast (about 2 medium-large), organic and free-range preferred

1 quart (4 cups) low sodium broth (chicken or vegetable) + 2 cups water (or more broth)

2 cups mushrooms, sliced

3-4 pieces baby bok choy, sliced lengthwise

2 tablespoons fish sauce

2 tablespoons red curry paste

2 teaspoons curry powder

2 teaspoons sriracha

1 15 ounce can full-fat coconut milk

1 lime, sliced into wedges

 

Directions

In a large stock pot, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the leeks, shallots, and carrots, and cook for 2-3 minutes, until fragrant.

Add the chicken breasts and brown both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Be sure to stir the vegetables to prevent them from burning.

Add broth and water, bring to a boil, then simmer for at least 30 minutes (longer for more tender chicken).

Add mushrooms and bok choy and cook until they are almost tender. Add all remaining ingredients except sriracha and lime wedges, and heat thoroughly. Remove the chicken breasts from the soup and shred with two forks, then add back to the pot.

Serve with a squirt of sriracha and 1-2 lime wedges.

 

Notes

  • You can add whatever vegetables you like. In Thai food, carrots, mushrooms, and greens are great. However, you could add broccoli, bell peppers, celery, or other vegetables you like.
  • In this recipe, shallots and leeks were used, but onion and garlic would be fine too.
  • You can use different combinations of seasoning. For example, you can use extra curry powder and omit the curry paste if you don’t have it. You can also leave out the fish sauce and add tamari instead. Make this soup according to your tastes and what ingredients you are willing to buy.

Simple Ham Bone Soup

Ham Bone Soup 2

If you had ham for the holidays and are now left with nothing but the bone, here’s a recipe for you!

Ingredients
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 stalks celery, chopped
6 carrots, cut into large chunks
2 cups sliced leeks, white and light green parts only
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 leftover ham bone (it’s ok if there is still some meat/fat attached)
32 ounces (1 quart) organic chicken broth
32 ounces (4 cups) water, more if needed
salt to taste (if necessary)

Directions
Preheat a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add coconut oil, then onion, celery, carrots, and leeks. Saute for 4-5 minutes or until onions start to become translucent and vegetables begin to brown. Add garlic and cook for 30-60 seconds, then add ham bone and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then lower heat, cover, and simmer for about 4 hours (or transfer to a slow cooker). As the soup is cooking, add more water if it starts to run too low. Add salt to taste, only if necessary (I didn’t – the ham made it salty enough.)

Ham Bone Soup

This is a very basic recipe, and you can add whatever else you’d like! Beans, lentils, spices such as curry powder, or any other vegetables. You can add winter squash or other root vegetables in the beginning, or softer vegetables towards the end, such as cauliflower, broccoli, green beans, tomatoes, or kale.