This holiday season, swap out some of those unhealthy classic recipes for an updated, healthier version. No matter where you lie on the gluten-free spectrum, try these 9 gluten-free Thanksgiving and holiday recipes for a healthy feast everyone will enjoy!
Gluten sensitivities and intolerances are on the rise with symptoms like bloating, low energy levels, skin irritation and even serious immune reactions and digestive issues. There’s also people who aren’t allergic or sensitive to gluten at all, but want to replace the protein found in wheat and other related grains with foods consisting more of rice, oats, quinoa and other nutrient-rich ingredients. So, it’s not uncommon at big family gatherings over the holidays to encounter relatives who are now gluten-free.
The below recipes are all winners and those who do eat gluten won’t even know the difference! Let us know which of these gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes is your favorite!
Wild Rice Salad with Orange & Walnut
This wild rice salad is packed with flavor, super healthy, and makes a great holiday side dish.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are a Get Healthy U team favorite. They’re filling, healthy, delicious and so versatile! This simple roasted sweet potato recipe is easy enough for a weeknight staple but delicious enough to show up on your Thanksgiving table.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
My daughter came up with this Brussels sprout recipe and it wows our family at every holiday meal! They’re healthy, flavor packed and SO simple! You’ll love them!
Naturally gluten free, cranberry sauce is a thanksgiving staple but it’s often loaded with sugar. When trying to keep recipes healthy during the holidays, this recipe is much lower in sugar and the nutmeg and cinnamon make it truly delicious!
Kale Salad with Butternut Squash
If you’re looking for something super healthy but aren’t willing to sacrifice flavor at the holiday dinner table, this salad is for you! Even if you aren’t a huge fan of Brussels sprouts or kale, the flavor combination of apple, gorgonzola and candied pecans will have you scooping another helping onto your plate.
Mashed potatoes can be found on almost every holiday table. This mashed cauliflower recipe puts a healthy spin on the classic and is just as delicious as it is simple! It’s creamy just like mashed potatoes and yet it’s so much better-for-you!
Greatest Grilled Turkey
Turkey recipes can be so complicated, but this one will totally change the way you cook! It’s simple, and your turkey comes out moist and delicious every time! It’s mess-free, gluten-free and tasty!
Spicy Grilled Tenderloin
Looking for a turkey alternative for this holiday feast? This pork tenderloin recipe is so simple and it’s fun to change things up here and there!
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