Paleo Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup
I know I said I was going to give you my Broccoli Salad Recipe today, but then I figured that maybe some of you are still in the middle of planning their Thanksgiving menu and might need a little last minute help with that, ESPECIALLY if you want to keep it paleo!
So I thought I would give you a little round up of my favorite Paleo Recipes that would no doubt make it to my table if I celebrated Thanksgiving.
Unfortunately, since I am Canadian you know, it looks like I’ll have to wait until Christmas before I can indulge in any of these delicacies!
Unless maybe… Think I could do some sort of a practice run?
Alright, let’s get started!
For you fans of roasted turkey, I’ve got 2 different recipes. Although both are absolutely delicious, I have to admit that I have a slight preference for the Orange and Apple version. In fact, I am planning on serving that exact same one again for Christmas this year.
Maple Glazed Spicy Apple Roasted Turkey
Roasted Turkey in Light Orange and Apple Brine
If roasted turkey is not your thing, or if you are cooking for a smaller crowd, this yummy Pork Roulade with a beautiful Candied Butternut Squash and Ginger Chutney in its center would be a very good option, as would the Orange, Apple and Goat Cheese Stuffed Turkey Breast right below it.
Pork Roulade with Candied Butternut Squash & Ginger Chutney
Orange, Apple and Goat Cheese Stuffed Turkey Breast
Thanksgiving has many classics that happen to sit PERFECTLY well with the paleo lifestyle.
Can you say Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash and Brussel Sprouts anyone? Some of my personal faves. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that they be associated with such a terrific Holiday. Hey, they are extremely worthy, if you ask me.
Speaking of worthy, all of the sides presented here are guaranteed to please, so just go ahead and pick your favorite one. Or two. Or three…
Sweet Potato Casserole, Gratin Style
Butternut Squash, Brussel Sprouts and Jicama Hash
Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Smokey Bacon
Honey Mustard & Rosemary Glazed Carrots
Of course, no Thanksgiving table would be complete without Cranberry Sauce. The version I am offering below is sweetened with nothing but natural, unsweetened fruit juices as well as a little bit of honey.
Naturally Sweetened Cranberry Sauce
THE SWEET FINALE
OK, so we all know that dessert is not your optimal food choice, but would you ever consider ending Thanksgiving dinner without offering a little bit of a sweet something to your and your guests’ taste buds? I know mine would NEVER forgive me.
Hey, we all have to indulge once in a while, and Thanksgiving is just the perfect occasion for that. Let’s just try and keep it non detrimental to our health, though.
I’ve got 2 options for you in that department. Of course, I offer the classic Pumpkin Pie, but if pumpkin is not your thing, or if you want to offer an alternative to your guests, you should seriously consider the Creamy Chocolate Cake below. It’s a positively sinful and decadent option!
Paleo Pumpkin Pie – A healthy dessert option for you this Thanksgiving
Simply THE Most Decadent Healthy Chocolate Cake EVER!
And there you have it. Hope this helped bring the final touches to your Thanksgiving menu.
Only a week to go!
7 Comments on “Paleo Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup”
This looks so perfect!! I simply loved that chocolate cake! All the recipes are worth trying ! Thanks for sharing such amazing recipes 🙂
Can I have some Sweet Potato Casserole please?
Sweet potatoes are the best, better than anything else. Period!
Absolutely you can! Will you have a side of turkey with that?
And I totally agree with you re: sweet potatoes being DA BEST… it’s been WAY too long since I last had them (try MONTHS!). Time to fix this. I’ve been in the mood for a good hasselback lately. I think I will make this a reality next week! Think I should document that?
A gorgeous roundup of dishes. Those glazed carrots are beautiful.
Thanks much Ash! Super kind of you to say (and they do taste even better than they look!)
Hmmmm. My birthday is Christmas Eve, and I’m thinking that chocolate cake would be perfect for a double celebration.
And I totally agree, Eileen! If you do give it a try, let me know how you liked it! 🙂