blog planning thankssgivingMany people wonder if it's possible to create a Thanksgiving menu with all real, unprocessed, nourishing foods. To that I respond with a resounding yes! It is absolutely possible to make a great meal using healthy whole foods. 

If you are unsure how to create your menu, here are several variations of the typical Thanksgiving fare that include only real food, unprocessed ingredients!

If you aren't quite ready to switch all your recipes over that's okay, start with one or two. I think once you see how tasty these recipes are, you will be inspired to try some more in following years.

You may be surprised that when you use these recipes you actually feel good after feasting, instead of the standard post thanksgiving lethargy. Enjoy!


The Bird:

Easy Roasted Turkey with Sage Butter

Butterflied Turkey Recipe (with tutorial)


Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

Paleo Comfort Foods - Stuffing

Green Bean Casserole:

Paleo Green Bean Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole:

Sweet Potato Casserole

Roasted Garlic and Butternut Squash Mash


3 Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

Other Sides:

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

Beautiful Brussels Sprouts (with onion and squash)

Butternut Squash Risotto

Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes"


Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Pie


We'd love to hear about your favorite Thanksgiving recipes that use real unprocessed ingredients.  Please share recipes and photos on our Facebook page.  Let us know how it went for you.

This blog was originally put together by Dr. Jamie's sister Joelle Kurczodyna. She has completed her certification in Nutritional Therapy (NTP), is a mom of 3 kids, and has a wonderful homestead with 2 cows, more than 20 chickens, and grows lots of vegetables! To learn more about the awesome things she and her family are up to, follow her on Instagram at @fromscratchfarmstead. 

Dr. Jamie and Joelle Kurczodyna