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25 Awesome Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes
I think it’s important for you to know something:
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.
And although I love the exotic flavors (and taste bud travel) of international cuisine, I like my Thanksgiving dishes to be pretty straight-forward. We enjoy some long-standing traditions in my family (as a Taurus, I am steadfast in my devotion to them), and even though I eat sweet potatoes on the regular, the flavors of Thanksgiving—cranberries, turkey, sage, cinnamon—are among my favorites and somehow, still taste special on the fourth Thursday of November every year.
Here’s a collection of salads, soups, sides, snacks, and desserts from my archives. They’re all paleo and Whole30 compliant. I hope you find some new favorites for your table this year!
Spiced Roasted Turkey
Lemon-Maple Kale Salad With Dates and Almonds
Cranberry Waldorf Salad
Golden Cauliflower Soup
Sweet Potato Soup with Bacon
Roasted Carrot-Caraway Soup
Kickin’ Cranberry Sauce
Velvety Butternut Squash
Coconut-Almond Green Beans
Garlic-Balsamic Grilled Butternut Squash
Mustard-Garlic Brussels Sprouts
Sweet & Salty Spiced Nuts
Spicy Pumpkin-Spiced Pepitas
Marinated & Spiced Olives
Pear & Bacon Bites
Pumpkin Gingerbread Cake With Maple-Vanilla Frosting
Dark Chocolate Pecan Bark with Sea Salt
Grain-Free Apple Cake
Maple-Pumpkin Coconut Macaroons
Punjabi-Style Carrot Pudding
Spiced-Nut Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream
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I am SO making the Mashed Cauliflower, Mustard-Garlic Brussels Sprouts, and Pear & Bacon Bites (not to mention Primal Kitchen’s Spicy Squash and Sausage Stuffing (I think it’s OK to mention them here!)) for this year’s Thanksgiving feast. My guests may not even realize they’re being Whole-30’d (or close) haha!
So everything was a hit, I honestly don’t think anyone knew they were eating cauliflower instead of spuds. They came out delicious (garlic, coconut milk and chives, hard to go too far wrong), but I think I steamed the florets a bit too long as I would have preferred a slightly firmer texture – any easy way to remedy that after the gaffe?
These all look so yummy! We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving but I might use some of these ideas at Christmas, I’ll have moved on to full GAPS by then so there will be more fun foody options! Thanks for all the inspiration.
I’m glad you like the looks of these recipes. They are equally great for Christmas 🙂