Get ready for Thanksgiving with recipes and healthy eating tips! Plus, this week’s Link Love and Menu Plan Monday!
I really can’t believe we’re less than two weeks away from Thanksgiving! This month is flying by, and before we know it 2016 is going to be here. I for one am not ready. Thankfully I’m not hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, so the pressure’s off to design my menu and figure out my cooking timeline. But I am a little bummed not to make my Thanksgiving staples like my Roasted Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup, Spiced Pumpkin Bread, and Orange-Ginger Cranberry Sauce.
Some of my other favorite recipes for this holiday are my Kabocha Flatbread with Rosemary Roasted Grapes and Shallots, roasted root vegetables like my recent recipe for Miso-Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Root Veggies, my simple, two-ingredient recipe for Mashed Sweet Potatoes (does salt actually count as an ingredient?!), and these delicious Iced Orange-Cranberry Biscotti.
If you’re hosting the main event and looking for a little token gift to send home with your guests, make a batch of my Orange-Scented Spiced Nuts and wrap them in mini mason jars.
Worried about weight gain from too much turkey and stuffing? Find out how to start the holiday season off with a very Nutritioulicious Thanksgiving, follow my Thanksgiving Survival Guide, and get the Thanksgiving nutrition info for your favorite dishes!
For more ideas, check out my Thanksgiving Pinterest board, where you’ll find everything from the Ultimate Guide to Planning a Healthy Thanksgiving and Fun & Healthy Thanksgiving Turkeys to gluten-free stuffing and cranberry infused cocktails.
Before you get immersed in all these great Thanksgiving resources, check out some of my fave links from last week (with more turkey day inspiration, especially in the sweets department) and this week’s Nutritioulicious menu!
There is Beauty in the Cracks @ Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
Good News About Fish & Mercury by Sally Kuzemchak @ Parents.com
Hiking with Kids: 9 Tips to Make it Fun for the Whole Family @ Love Life Surf (we love hiking and have been trying to do it more with the kids. These are great tips if you like to hike too)
Holiday Gift Guide 2015 @ Food Confidence (that Spire gadget looks awesome!)
When Blogging Gets Hard @ The Lean Green Bean (if you’re a blogger, you have to read this)
Green Bean Casserole with Cauliflower Sauce @ The Almond Eater
Beef Tenderloin & Fig Crostini @ The Nutrition Adventure
Blueberry Pie Cheese Ball @ Your Choice Nutrition
Pumpkin Ricotta Chocolate Chip Bread @ Ari’s Menu
Maple Ginger Pear Crumble @ Marisa Moore Nutrition
Cinnamon-Oat Hasselback Pears @ Holley Grainger
Spiced Apple Skyr Quinoa Cookies with Vanilla Maple Drizzle @ The Foodie Physician
Caramel Apple Blondies @ 24 Carrot Life
Pomegranate Apple Cider Spritzer @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits
Week of November 16, 2015
Monday: Savory Baked Oatmeal with Trader Joe’s Broccoli and Kale Slaw
Tuesday: Chicken Burgers with Roasted Heirloom Carrots and Broccoli
Wednesday: Hearty Lentil Vegetable Chili (defrosted leftovers from my November recipe for Today’s Dietitian Magazine Culinary Corner column)
What are your plans for Thanksgiving?
Any favorite Thanksgiving recipes to share?