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30+ Recipes for Celebrating a Nourishing Real Food Thanksgiving

Lauren November 20, 2014

 

By Katie, Contributing Writer

Thanksgiving is all about traditions. There’s the turkey, rolls, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie; I could go but you get the picture. Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, thankfulness and food. Loved ones gathering around the table to enjoy one another’s company is near to my heart.

It is a hard time to be a real foodie. It’s easy to want to just go for it and dig in since it’s one time a year. At the same time there is something that screams in my body, “This is NOT what food is supposed to be like!”

Have you been there? Rest assured that many of us have. Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed with learning how to recreate your family’s tried and true favourites to be real food that nourishes the body? There are so many real foodies out there that have paved the way for you! If you don’t want/ don’t have the time to come up with your own recipes this year, we have a collection for you that should help recreate many of your favourites real food style.

Remember though we are all in a real food journey together. We are all at different places. Not all of us host Thanksgiving at our own home, so we might not have control over every dish. I know that not all the food being served at the gathering I am headed for will be up to my standard. What is important for me is the family in friends.

In a picture perfect world I would have a 100% nourishing real food meal. I’m not and I have decided to be okay with that. Instead I am making my dishes that I will bring as nourishing as I can. Our real food journies need to be filled with grace. So grace on you and remember to show grace to others.

If you have major food restrictions obviously you need to be careful with the foods you are eating or may need to host and prepare all the dishes yourself. Thankfully the are some recipes just for you in this collection!

30+ Recipes for Celebrating a Nourishing Real Food Thanksgiving

Turkey

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Mayo Coated Turkey @ Your Thriving Family
Amazingly Moist Turkey @ Simply Rebekah
Best Turkey Ever @ Raia’s Recipes

Turkey Brine @ Recipes to Nourish

 

Sides

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Photo Credit: Worth Cooking

Moracan Carots @ Whole New Mom
Chessey Grean Bean Casserole @ The Humbled Homemaker
The Very Best Cranberry Sauce @ Back to the Book Nutrition
Sweet Potaote CAsserole @ For the Family and Sweet Kisses and Dirty Dishes
Wild Rice and Arugala Salad with Carmalized Onion Dressing @ Worth Cooking
French Fried Onions (Grain-free) @ Simple Life Abondant Life
Cranberry and Sausage Corn Bread Stuffing @ Family Gone Healthy
Roasted Sweet Poatoes and Apples @ Recipes to Nourish
Crock Pot Stuffing @ Nourishing Simplcity
Savory Fig and Walnut Stuffing @ Nourishing Simplicity
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Creamy Mashed Poatoes Grain Free Kabocha Squash Stuffing @ Real Food Forager
Cultured Cranberry Sauce @ LittleOwlCrunchyMomma

Breads

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Photo Credit: Worth Cooking

Mini Garlic Chive Muffins (GF, DF, EF) @ Worth Cooking
Whole Wheat Hot Rolls (soaked) @ Nourishing Simplicity
Light and Fluffy Einkorn Dinner Rolls @ Don’t Waste the Crumbs

Desserts

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Soft Pumpkin Cookies (Gluten Free) @ Whole New Mom
Deep Dish French Apple Pie, drizzled with a rich, salted dark caramel sauce @ Richly Rooted
Creamy Pumpkin Ice Cream with Candied Pecans @ Back to the Book Nutrition Easy Cranberry Walnut Pie @ Common Sense Homesteading
Fruit Turkey @ A Proverbs 31 Wife
Pumpkin Pie Panna Cottas (DF) @ Worth Cooking
Honey Apple Pie @ Raia’s Recipes
Pumpkin Pie @ Cultured Palate
Pumpkin Fudge @ Coconut Mama
Pumpkin Pie Crumble Bars @ The Humbled Homemaker

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Drinks

Russian Tea @ Frugal Granola
Honey Caramel Apple Cider @ Nourishing Joy
 

What are your favorite nourishing real food Thanksgiving recipes?

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4 Comments

  1. What a great roundup, Kate! Thanks for featuring my Pumpkin Ice Cream! I’m pinning so I can refer back to the others over the next week!

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  2. This is a lovely collection of recipes! Such great ideas for a real food Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing a few of my recipes. Pinned it.

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  3. […] Have you been there? Rest assured that many of us have. Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed with learning how to recreate your family’s tried and true favourites to be real food that nourishes the body? There are so many real foodies out there that have paved the way for you! Find links to all the recipes at Modern Alternative Mama! […]

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I’m Kate, mama to 5 and wife to Ben.  I love meeting new people and hearing their stories.  I’m also a big fan of “fancy” drinks (anything but plain water counts as ‘fancy’ in my world!) and I can’t stop myself from DIY-ing everything.  I sure hope you’ll stick around so I can get to know you better!

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