Is it possible to create a Thanksgiving menu with thanksgiving recipesall real, unprocessed, nourishing foods?   Absolutely!

Here are several variations of the typical Thanksgiving fare that include only real food, unprocessed ingredients! As you begin planning your menu, try subbing out or adding one or more of these delicious recipes to your Thanksgiving feast! You may be surprised that by doing so, you’ll actually feel good after feasting, instead of the standard post thanksgiving lethargy and stomach ache. Enjoy!


Google "Thanksgiving Appetizer Tray Images" and you'll be inspired by all the examples of festive vegetable, fruit, and cheese trays shaped like a turkey. Get some fresh ingredients, and have fun!

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

Apple Crisp

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.

Dr. Jamie Thomure and Joelle Kurczodyna