Thanksgiving Week Meal Plan – November 23rd – November 29

The holidays can be a busy time. With the added uncertainty 2020 has brought, I wanted to support you with a healthy menu plan for the week of Thanksgiving!  Seven days of dinner recipes to help de-stress your life this week. As an added bonus, I have included some Thanksgiving meal preparations to make your holiday cooking run smoother. 

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The holidays can be a busy time. With the added uncertainty 2020 has brought, I wanted to support you with a healthy menu plan for the week of Thanksgiving!  Seven days of dinner recipes to help de-stress your life this week. As an added bonus, I have included some Thanksgiving meal preparations to make your holiday cooking run smoother. 

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Simple Satisfying Thanksgiving Menu: Healthy, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free & Vegan Option

Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving 2017 is mine! I am thankful for memories of loved ones and joyful fellowship around the dinner table. Thanksgiving 2020 will be celebrated differently due to restrictions on gatherings in our state.  Enjoying a traditional meal with close family will maintain some familiarity and comfort in these unsettling times. 

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts: Quick & Easy Popular Holiday Side Dish

Oven roasted Brussels sprouts are quick and easy to prepare, making them the perfect side dish for your holiday meal. This is one dish where simple is better! All you do is roast brussels sprouts in the oven with a little olive oil for 20 minutes and these delicious vegetables are ready to serve.

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Apricot Bars: Holiday Snack – Sweet, Chewy & Easy

Staying away from sugar during the holidays can be a huge challenge! These tasty apricot bars help me get through the holidays without feeling deprived. With only 4 ingredients, they are quick and easy to make in a food processor. These bars keep in the freezer for 1 month. They thaw quickly so I can remove a few from the freezer when I’m craving a sweet treat. 

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Cauli-Mashed Potatoes: Delicious & Dairy-Free

Cauli-mashed potatoes is a dish worthy of any holiday table. Adding cauliflower to mashed potatoes is a delicious way to include more veggies in your meal. I prefer this creamy recipe over traditional mashed potatoes.

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Vegan No-Bake Pumpkin Pie: Delicious Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Egg-Free Dessert

Pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving are a perfect match. This no-bake pie is a healthy take on the Thanksgiving classic and will support your body, leaving you satisfied during the holidays. I love knowing this tasty dessert is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free and contains no refined sugars.

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Pomegranate Apple Salad: Easy-to-Make Healthy Holiday Recipe

This beautiful nutritious salad is perfect for the holidays. Spring greens, pomegranates and apples support your body with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants building up your immune system as you enjoy these delicious flavors.

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Holiday Butternut Squash Wild Rice Pilaf

Of all the pilaf recipes I’ve tried, this one is my favorite. It is a hearty, slightly sweet, and deeply satisfying dish that is perfect for the holidays. It’s also a wonderful vegetarian main dish and makes a great lunch the next day.

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Lemony Kale Salad with Dried Blueberries & Olives: Quick & Easy, Family Favorite

If you are looking for that special salad to take to your next event… this is it! It’s quick and easy to make and taste better over time.  The food combination of lemon, dried blueberries and olives with kale is superb. 

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Lentil-stuffed Squash with Herbs & Mushrooms: A Thanksgiving Dish or Meal on It’s Own

This recipe is a favorite Thanksgiving dish for our plant-based family members!  Satisfying mushrooms plus sage, oregano and thyme adds nutrition and flavor to the lentils. 

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Pumpkin-Spiced Apple Smoothie: Sugar-Free Guilt-Free Treat

Pumpkin-spiced treats are a fall favorite!  This flavorful pumpkin-spiced apple smoothie is a sugar-free, guilt-free immune boosting treat you can enjoy as often as you like! 

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