Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes With Fresh Fall Vegetables
Healthy Thanksgiving recipes
This year, make healthy fall produce the real star at your Thanksgiving table. Not only are they delicious, but fall's best vegetables (sweet potatoes, beets, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, carrots, and more) are colorful, sweet, and packed with nutritional power. Here, our favorite healthy Thanksgiving recipes that let the season's best veggies take center stage.
Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup
Try this recipe: Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup
Control your kick! Leave the seeds in the chipotle if you like your soup very spicy.
Ingredients: Unsalted butter, yellow onion, fresh oregano, garlic, all-purpose flour, chicken broth, sweet potatoes, chipotle pepper in adobo, adobo sauce, orange zest, kosher salt, cinnamon, creme fraiche or sour cream, toasted pumpkin seeds
Try this recipe: Miso-Glazed Carrots
Stick with white miso (fermented soybean paste) for this dish. The red kind is stronger and will overwhelm the carrots.
Ingredients: Carrots, honey, rice vinegar, white miso, unsalted butter, cilantro, salt, sesame seeds
Roasted Root Vegetables
Try this recipe: Roasted Root Vegetables
Veg out: You can change up the mix of vegetables in this dish. Just keep the total weight about the same.
Ingredients: Red potatoes, parsnips, carrots, turnips, golden beets, garlic, rosemary, olive oil, kosher salt, black pepper
Celery Root and Cauliflower Mash
Try this recipe: Celery Root and Cauliflower Mash
Overlook its looks: Celery root may be unlovely, but it tastes like a delicious mix of celery and parsley.
Ingredients: Celery roots, cauliflower, russet potatoes, fresh lemon juice, bay leaves, unsalted butter, kosher salt, white pepper, nutmeg
Lentil Stew with Root Vegetables
Try this recipe: Lentil Stew with Root Vegetables
Fill up! One serving of this hearty stew has more than half your daily fiber.
Ingredients: Unsalted chicken broth, bacon, French lentils, unsalted butter, kosher salt, black pepper, turnips, rutabaga, carrots, yellow onion, fresh thyme, garlic, spinach leaves, balsamic vinegar
Triple Beet Salad with Pistachios and Goat Cheese
Try this recipe: Triple Beet Salad with Pistachios and Goat Cheese
Beets help boost endurance, lower blood pressure, and fight disease.
Ingredients: Baby red beets, baby gold beets, shallot, sherry vinegar, fresh thyme, kosher salt, Dijon mustard, black pepper, extra-virgin olive oil, watercress or arugula, baby Chioggia beets, goat cheese, unsalted pistachios
Two-Potato Tart Gratin
Try this recipe: Two-Potato Tart Gratin
Ingredients: Cooking spray, all-purpose flour, trans fat-free ready-made pie crust, egg white, heavy cream, 2% reduced-fat milk, freshly grated nutmeg, salt, garlic clove, pepper, Yukon Gold potatoes, sweet potatoes, grated Parmesan cheese, unsalted butter
Balsamic Braised Cippolini Onions
Try this recipe: Balsamic Braised Cippolini Onions
Ingredients: Cippolini onions, unsalted butter, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, rosemary, bay leaf, salt, pepper
Orange Glazed Carrots
Try this recipe: Orange Glazed Carrots
Ingredients: Orange and/or purple carrots, unsalted butter, orange juice, pure maple syrup, fresh thyme, salt, teaspoon pepper
Beets and Farro With Smoky Almonds
Try this recipe: Beets and Farro With Smoky Almonds
Ingredients: beets, dried farro, cider vinegar, honey, salt, pepper, extra-virgin olive oil, baby arugula, smoked almonds
Roasted Cauliflower With Olive Vinaigrette
Try this recipe: Roasted Cauliflower With Olive Vinaigrette
Ingredients: Cauliflower, olive oil, black pepper, garlic clove, brine-cured pitted olives, lemon zest, fresh lemon juice
Wild Mushroom Stuffing
Try this recipe: Wild Mushroom Stuffing
Ingredients: Cooking spray, dried porcini mushrooms, whole-wheat bread, hazelnuts, unsalted butter, olive oil, shallots, wild mushrooms, celery ribs, fresh sage, salt, medium-dry sherry, flat-leaf parsley, low-sodium chicken broth, eggs, pepper
Duo of Celeriac and Beet Soup
Try this recipe: Duo of Celeriac and Beet Soup
Ingredients: Leeks, unsalted butter, olive oil, fresh ginger, finely chopped, salt, celeriac (celery root), Granny Smith apple, red beets, low-sodium chicken broth, pepper, celery leaves
Sauteed Kale With Chorizo and Crispy Garlic
Try this recipe: Sautéed Kale with Chorizo and Crispy Garlic
Ingredients: Lacinato kale, vegetable oil, garlic cloves, Spanish chorizo, salt
Provencal Goat Cheese in Endive
Try this recipe: Provencal Goat Cheese in Endive
Ingredients: soft mild goat cheese, 2% reduced-fat milk, honey, Herbes de Provence, salt, red endive leaves