Thanksgiving Round-Up 2014

Thanksgiving RoundUp 2014

It’s time to select your Thanksgiving recipes and I’m sharing 20 wonderful recipes from my blog as well as a few I’ve gathered from other great healthy cooking blogs.  Enjoy your holiday cooking; it’s such a great time to enjoy family, laugh around the dinner table, share memories while loading the dishwasher.  I’d love to hear what you did for your holiday meal?  Write a comment if you have a minute or two.

1.  Candied Pecans from Two Peas & Their Pod.  Fill your home with sweet smells of cinnamon and sugar.


2. Pumpkin Hummus from The Muffin Myth.  It’s made with chickpeas, pumpkin puree and a wonderful array of spices and seasonings.

Pumpkin Hummus

3. Fresh Cranberry Salsa from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.  Full of lively spices, sweetness and antioxidant abundance.

Fresh Cranberry Salsa

4.  Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash from Inside Karen’s Kitchen.  Nothing says Thanksgiving better than the smooth texture of butternut squash topped with bacon and shaved Parmesan cheese.  Wonderful!

Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash

5.  Hasselback Sweet Potato from The Foodie Physician.  What a creative way to serve one of the most nutritious foods on the planet.

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

6.  Easy Corn Bread Stuffing from Lauren Kelly Nutrition.  Traditional, flavorful but made with corn bread, everyone’s favorite.


7.  Fresh Herb Couscous Stuffing from Inside Karens Kitchen.  Made with Pearl or Israeli couscous and flavored with all the signature herbs of the season.

Fresh Herb Couscous Stuffing

8.  Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Almonds, Goat cheese, and Maple Mustard Dressing from The Perfect Pantry.  A sweet warm and flavorful dressing makes this a hit.

Brussels Sprouts Salad

9.  Citrus Green Beans with Almonds from Inside Karen’s Kitchen.  A healthier, tastier alternative to the heavy cream-based old worn out recipe from yesterday.

Citrus Green Beans with Almonds

10.  Company Carrots from Inside Karen’s Kitchen.  It’s a family tradition and a seriously tasty way to transform your carrots from dull to dynamic!

Company Carrots

11.  Turkey Roulade with Mushroom Stuffing and Blueberry Thyme Gravy from Food Done Light.  You don’t have to roast a turkey to make it absolutely delicious.  Fabulous!


12. Slow Cooker Turkey Breast from Inside Karen’s Kitchen.  The slow cooker makes all the difference producing a moist, tender turkey that literally falls off the bone, as well as a delicious gravy to boot!

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

13.  Holiday Cranberry Salad from Inside Karen’s Kitchen.  Add contrasting flavors of sweet, tartness to your savory sides and turkey.  A beautiful centerpiece.

Holiday Cranberry Salad14. Spinach, Pear and Walnut Salad from Inside Karen’s Kitchen.  The brazenly red color of beautiful Red Anjou pears make this a holiday meal no-brainer.

Spinach, Pear and Walnut Salad

15.  Garlic Basil Knots from For The Love of Cooking.   I love the added garlic and basil to these sumptious rolls.  Perfect for the holiday.

Garlic Basil Dinner rolls

16.  Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls from Inside Karen’s Kitchen.  A sweet roll recipe made with whole wheat that is still light and fluffy.

Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

17.  Apple Cheesecake Pie from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.  This might not be the most nutritious recipe but I could not resist.  It’s a perfect combination of pie and cheesecake that’s sure to please everyone.


18.  Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Brown Butter Glaze from Inside Karen’s Kitchen.  A healthier alternative to traditional pumpkin pie with all the spice flavors you expect.

Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Maple Brown Butter Glaze

19. Slow Cooker Baked Apples from The Foodie Dietitian.  Let the slow cooker do the work here; you get to do the easy part and savor it.

Slow Cooker Baked Apples

20.  Carrot Cake Pecan Cookies with Orange Cream Frosting from Lauren’s Latest.  Such a statement cookie with wholesome ingredients.

Carrot Cake Pecan Cookies with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting


***All photos are from the original recipe source.


    • Karen says:

      Kara: I was thrilled to find your blog and to see everything you’re doing as a dietitian, yoga instructor and blogger. Best wishes in all your endeavors. You are inspiring! Karen

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