Thanksgiving Menu Ideas - Cōpare

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

Healthy really can be delicious and just in time for the holidays, we’ve got some Thanksgiving recipes that are sure to WOW your family. We know your holidays may look a little different this year but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them.

We’ve included options for small gatherings as well as some twists on your traditional favorites. If you’re unsure about a dish or would like advice on modifying your favorites to be program compliant, talk to your coach. We have lots of ideas.

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Appetizers

I tell my clients to treat Thanksgiving like any other meal and don’t skip breakfast and lunch. These appetizers can serve as breakfast, lunch, or as a way to sneak in some extra veggies. Consider having appetizers earlier in the day to prime you for the main course.

Deviled eggs

Turkey Crudité Platter

White Crudité Platter– Delicious and beautiful!

Sausage and Cranberry Mushrooms with Sage

Low Carb Vegetable Soup – make this with bone broth for an extra boost of protein

Main Course

Most families serve turkey for Thanksgiving. This year many of us will be having smaller gatherings, so it may not make sense to roast an entire turkey. Check out the recipes below for smaller options that are just as tasty. Not in a fowl mood? Here are a couple of non-turkey ideas too!

Braised Turkey Roulade with Pancetta, Shallots, and Porcini Gravy

Slowly Roasted Rosemary, Garlic and Lemon Turkey Breast

Simple Roast Turkey for Two

Pork Rib Roast on a Bed of Vegetables Rosemary

Garlic Roast Beef

Rosemary Salmon with Orange Zest

Sides

Every family has their must-have sides. Below are some new twists on traditional sides as well as a couple of new ideas.

Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Mashed “potatoes”

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Garlic

Cauliflower Stuffing

Butternut Sausage Stuffing (great for Cōpare Grads)

Paleo-vegan Sweet Potato Casserole (great for Cōpare grads)

Patty Pan Squash Cauliflower “mac-n-cheese”

Paleo-vegan Green Bean Casserole (On-program clients eliminate the fried onions)

 Bone Broth Braised Collard Greens

Salad

I love a fresh green salad on Thanksgiving. It is a nice counter balance to some of the heavier foods we typically eat on this holiday. Try some of these unique, crunchy options.

Chicory Caesar Salad

Winter Crunch Salad

Broccoli Caesar Salad

Shave Veggie Salad

Desserts

For many, dessert is a must of Thanksgiving. Here are a few ways to have something sweet without too much “bang” for your waistline.

Pumpkin Chia Pudding (classic Thanksgiving flavor of pumpkin with fiber and protein-packed chia seeds)

Almond Butter Chocolate Truffles (one or 2 is enough to satisfy)

Greek Yogurt Bark (Fresh , light and nutrient dense, this will be a new post-dinner delight!)

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