3 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes


It's that time of the year again! Nurture your body with these tasty & nutritious dishes! Making your sides the stars of your meal will help you and your family eat more mindfully. Try these 3 simples sides and your guests won't only leave feeling satisfied, but also nourished.



  • 1 red apple (thinly sliced)
  • 1 green apple (thinly sliced)
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 1/4 cup organic goat's milk feta (crumbled)
  • 3 cups spinach


  • 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Combine apples, cranberries, walnuts, feta and spinach in a large salad bowl. Combine dressing ingredients and pour over combined salad, gently tossing to mix.

Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes


  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit. (200° Celcius). Cut ends off sweet potatoes and peel if they are not organic. Slice them lengthwise, then into strips about 1/4" thick.

In a large bowl, toss sweet potato slices with coconut oil, cinnamon and salt, making sure all pieces are coated. Spread out over baking sheet. Bake for 40-45 minutes (until edges are lightly browned), flipping halfway.

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry is high in antioxidants, which detoxifies free radicals. It is also rich in beta-carotene, a liver restorative and blood alternative. This recipe includes a sweetener, which reduces cranberries' astringency. Pungent ginger opposes the cold quality of the cranberry, warming the flavors and making the sauce digestible for all.


  • 12 oz cranberry
  • 1/4 inch ginger (fresh)
  • 1/2 whole orange
  • 1/4 tsp orange zest
  • 2 tbsp rapadura sugar

Juice the orange. Chop up the zest. Mix together all ingredients plus 1/4c water. Bring to a boil, then lower heat. Simmer, uncovered, until jam-like. As cranberries soften mash with a potato masher.