Guide To Clean Thanksgiving Dishes

The holiday season is revving up - which also means expectation and temptation are rising as well! Chelsie and I have talked a lot about how excited we are to eat all our Thanksgiving favorites and how it is our goal to test our moderation skills. Holidays are a great chance to introduce my favorite clean recipes to my family. 

If you waiting until LAST MINUTE, like me, to shop and cook... don't worry... we've got your back. We've put together our Guide To Clean Thanksgiving Dishes. From appetizers to sides, to desserts... these recipes are perfect dishes to keep in your arsenal for holiday family gatherings.

1. APPETIZERS 

This year, I am taking my hearty Winter Root Salad as an appetizer for my family to try. This salad is full of warm winter root veggies, decadent goat cheese, and a surprising sweet crunch of cinnamon roasted pecans. This salad can win over salad-haters, it is that good. I am also taking this to fill up on something better for me, rather than going back up for my third plate of my Aunt Gina's sweet potato casserole (it's my kryptonite). Want a lighter take on a Thanksgiving salad? Try this crowd-pleasing Arugula + Pear recipe.

If your Thanksgiving and Christmases don't have deviled eggs... then who are you? Impress your family with this Guilt-Free Deviled Eggs recipe and shock them when you share its ingredients are top notch.

2. SIDES + FIXIN'S

Looking for a clean alternative to the usual sweet potato dishes? Thanksgiving is the perfect time to introduce your family to roasted, even spiralized, vegetables. These Easy Sweet Potato Fries are a crowd pleaser and you can play with seasonings to make it savory or sweet. Keeping it ultra-light? Staying on track for weightloss goals? Try this Parmesan Crusted Zucchini recipe.

If your gathering more traditional? If so, these Roasted Italian Veggies are perfect and beautiful. 

3. THE DESSERTS

Lucky for the world, we have a clean-baking goddess on staff at True... okay okay, it is totally Chelsie! Here are a few of her best (and easy to make) recipes that will fit into any family's Thanksgiving spread...

Pumpkin Spice Muffies with Maple Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting 

Honestly... this recipe is perfect and way less guilty than your regular holiday treat. Impress your family - show them clean doesn't mean skimping on taste or happiness.

Honestly... this recipe is perfect and way less guilty than your regular holiday treat. Impress your family - show them clean doesn't mean skimping on taste or happiness.

Way simple. Crowd pleaser. No brainer.

Way simple. Crowd pleaser. No brainer.

Perfect for your gluten-free relatives. This recipe is BEAUTIFUL... stack them up on a cake stand to act as a centerpiece to your serving table - at least until they are devoured alongside coffee and boardgames later in the evening.

Perfect for your gluten-free relatives. This recipe is BEAUTIFUL... stack them up on a cake stand to act as a centerpiece to your serving table - at least until they are devoured alongside coffee and boardgames later in the evening.

A treat grown-ups and kids will all enjoy equally. 

A treat grown-ups and kids will all enjoy equally.