19 November 2012

healthy thanksgiving recipes

19 November 2012
it's hard to believe thanksgiving this this week! this year, my husband and his oldest siblings (all sisters!) have planned to have thanksgiving together and i couldn't be more excited! they're all busy, working in different cities and don't get a chance to get together at the same time that often.

i've volunteered us to make a few sides and have been researching healthy recipes. i feel particularly challenged to find recipes that will be tasty, filling, and reminiscent of the comfort foods we all know and love, but still relatively healthy. i don't want to impose my eating preferences on anyone, but i'm hoping if i can makes a healthier version of the traditional thanksgiving fare and it tastes great, no one will mind.


healthy thanksgiving recipes

                   recipes: mash | casserole | pie


plus, i'd rather not feel like this all day:


"todd! are you not aware that i get farty and bloated with a foamy latte?"

17 comments:

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

hahah love that video :) and these tips! im a HUGE pumpkin pie fan :) :) so im checking out that recipe! xoo

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

hahah love that video :) and these tips! im a HUGE pumpkin pie fan :) :) so im checking out that recipe! xoo

Alison Dulaney said...

These dishes look fabulous!!

Rachel said...

green bean casserole is my favorite! mmmmm

alongobucco said...

Thanksgiving food is my favorite! My Aunt makes a super delicious green been casserole that I always always always have seconds (and thirds) of!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Holly {All Things Charming} said...

love the video :) definitely checking out the cauliflower carrot herb mash recipe!

Julie and Lauren said...

That carrot herb mash sounds absolutely delicious. I think I am going to actually make this Thursday as my contribution!! Great options, Ashley! OX

Natalie said...

Dying at the GIF -- exactly how I feel on Thanksgiving. Really want to try that mash recipe!

Margaret F said...

I can't believe thanksgiving is here. It is sabotaging my shedding for the wedding. ;)

Koru Kate {Koru Wedding} said...

It's really hard to believe Thanksgiving is just days away! Hope yours is happy & healthy~

zhanna said...

I really need to try the carrot and cauliflower mash...yum!

classiq said...

I think your recipes will be delicious! :)

Elizabeth // The Now said...

hahaha! I just couldn't live without Zoolander or Will Farrel! I am usually not a very healthy eater and Thanksgiving is usually one of my worst days. I wish I had self control and eat healthier, but I just can't. Your green bean casserole and pie look delish!!!!!!!!

Annie said...

HAHAHahha hilarioussss that you included that clip at the end. In love with that move on your part. Too funny, and so relate. I hate foods that taste good in the moment and then immediately afterwards make you feel like a giant balloon of fatigue. You go girl!

Michaela said...

From the second I saw your adorable profile picture I knew I'd love your blog :) hehe. This video is hysterical. Love it! I can't wait for Thanksgiving and all the yummy food. Yay! Thank you for your sweet comment on my post today!

Maya {CharminglyStyled} said...

Haha, oh my gosh - that gif made me giggle so hard! I agree with healthy alternatives. I actually have to work on Thanksgiving, so I'll be eating a microwave burrito {hey hey Amy's glute free!}

xx,
Maya

Taylor said...

hahaha love this gif!

http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com

Pin It button on image hover