By Katie, Contributing Writer
Thanksgiving is all about traditions. There are 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 favorites to 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 favorites real food style.
Remember though we are all on 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. But real life is not picture-perfect, 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
Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey with Herbed Butter @ Real Food Whole Health
Amazingly Moist Turkey @ Simply Rebekah
Moroccan Carrots @ Whole New Mom
Chessey Green Bean Casserole @ The Humbled Homemaker
The Very Best Cranberry Sauce @ Back to the Book Nutrition
Sweet Potato Casserole @ For the Family and Sweet Kisses and Dirty Dishes
Wild Rice and Arugula Salad with Carmalized Onion Dressing @ Worth Cooking
French Fried Onions (Grain-free) @ Simple Life Abundant Life
One-Pan Cornbread Stuffing (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free) @ Real Food Whole Life
Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoe and Cranberries @ Little Bits Of
Crock Pot Stuffing @ Nourishing Simplicity
Savory Fig and Walnut Stuffing @ Nourishing Simplicity
Cultured Cranberry Sauce @ LittleOwlCrunchyMomma
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
Soft Pumpkin Cookies (Gluten Free) @ Whole New Mom
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
Russian Tea @ Frugal Granola
Honey Caramel Apple Cider @ Nourishing Joy
What are your favorite nourishing real food Thanksgiving recipes?
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