50+ Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes (gluten free & paleo)

Trying to plan your Thanksgiving dinner?  No worries.  I’ve got you covered with over 50 healthy Thanksgiving recipes to make your mouth water. 

Thanksgiving was never my favorite holiday.  To be honest, it didn’t feel genuine to be celebrating a historical event that caused irreparable damage to the indigenous people of this country.  I tend to be a truth teller and have always sought out a more accurate and balanced version of how things really went down.

But over the years as I have grown and my family has grown, Thanksgiving has taken on a new meaning for me.  Giving thanks and living in gratitude has become a way of life and a powerful tool for living a more joyful life.  I have come to realize that it is extremely healing and important to gather with friends and family to give thanks for all the abundance in our lives.

One thing that I have learned is that it is very difficult to be grateful and unhappy at the same time. And spending time with small children has taught me that JOY is our natural state of being. As an adult, I am continually striving to return to that precious place of joy. Having a daily gratitude practice has been a powerful tool in creating more joy on the daily for myself and for my family.

What does that look like in our family?  Super simple.  Every time that we sit together to eat a meal, we go around the table and each person says what he or she is grateful for today.  This simple act is powerful.  It keeps us rooted in gratitude and reminds us to celebrate each day the good things in life.

So here’s to a wonderful Day of Thanks for us all.  May we be reminded of all the abundance we have in our lives and may we senf out prayers of healing and health to all who are lacking.  My personal prayer this year goes out to the brave folks out at Standing Rock who are defending our lands against the proposed oil pipeline.  This movement is dear to my heart because I feel strongly about protecting our natural water sources.  Without clean water, we have no life.  In support of the courageous people at Standing Rock, my amazing and talented friend has created an art piece called “North Dakota Prayer” with all profits going to support the Standing Rock Tribe.  Please take a moment to check out her art and if inspired, please purchase and support.  Thank you so much!th Dakota Prayer” HERE.

OK OK… back to those delicious and healthy Thanksgiving recipes I promised you. Whether you are looking to cook a whole turkey or just some sides and desserts, it’s all here.  I even added some tasty gluten free and paleo breads and drinks for you.


How to Brine a Turkey from Stupid Easy Paleo


Paleo Thanksgiving Turkey from Primal Palate

How to Grill a Whole Turkey from Beauty and the Foodie

Stuffed Turkey Breast from Primal Palate

Honey Mustard Glazed Cranberry Pork Loin Roast from Get Inspired Everyday

Paleo Cranberry Turkey Meatballs from Plaid and Paleo

Easy Roast Chicken from Savory Lotus


Mini Sweet Potato Pomme Anna from Savory Lotus


Paleo Apple Pecan Brussels Sprouts from Paleo Magazine

Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Shallots from Everyday Maven

Simple Mashed Sweet Potatoes from Get Inspired Everyday

Velvety Mashed Parsnips from What Great Grandma Ate

Browned Butter Maple Sage Roasted Carrots from Get Inspired Everyday

Thanksgiving Yams from Real Simple Good

Honey Sesame Yams from Savory Lotus

Winter Squash Casserole from Plaid and Paleo

Savory Greens with Pancetta from Savory Lotus

Paleo Pumpkin and Sage Risotto from Meatified

Creamy Cauliflower Fauxtatoes from Real Food RN

Sweet Potato Pancakes from Healy Eats Real


Best Ever Paleo Stuffing from Zenbelly


Cranberry Sweet Potato Stuffing from Get Inspired Everyday

Sausage Sweet Potato Apple Stuffing from What Great Grandma Ate

Grain-Free Traditional Stuffing from Plaid and Paleo

Paleo Stuffing with Pumpkin Bread from Paleo Running Momma

Paleo Slow Cooker Stuffing from Rubies & Radishes

Carmelized Onion Sausage Stuffing from PaleOMG


Grain-Free Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pao de Queijo) from Savory Lotus


Paleo Cornbread Muffins from Bravo for Paleo

Savory Sweet Potato Biscuits from Savory Lotus

Thanksgiving Bread from My Heart Beets

Grain-Free Rolls from Meghan Birt

Paleo Dinner Rolls from Paleo Spirit

Rosemary Garlic Flatbread from Savory Lotus


Paleo Apple Pie from Paleo Magazine


Apple Galette from Savory Lotus

Cinnamon Cranberry Apple Crisp from Get Inspired Everyday

Maple Pecan Apple Crisp from Paleo Running Momma

Paleo Pumpkin Pie from Primally Inspired

Family Style Baked Pumpkin Custard from Savory Lotus

Pumpkin Flan with Coconut Sugar Caramel Sauce from Honey, Ghee & Me

Pumpkin Spice Poppers from Rubies & Radishes

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread from Savory Lotus

Mini Winter Squash Pies from Savory Lotus

Mom’s Pecan Pie from Back Porch Paleo

Grain-Free Pecan Tart from Savory Lotus

Apple Butter Pecan Pie from Plaid and Paleo

Sweet Potato Pie from Savory Lotus

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream from Get Inspired Everyday

Pumpkin Pie Bars from Real Simple Good


Salted Caramel Pumpkin Chai Latte from Get Inspired Everyday


Pumpkin Caramel Latte from Beauty and the Foodie

Spiced Pumpkin Cider from Plaid and Paleo


Breakfast, blood sugar, & inflammation

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Enjoy! Let me know how these work out for you. And if you run across anything I've missed please let me know.

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