Can you believe it’s already November?! (Because we can’t!) And that means Thanksgiving is right around the corner. With this in mind, we thought we’d share some yummy and healthy potluck-style recipes for you to bring to family gatherings this Thanksgiving and holiday season. We compiled some main dishes, appetizers, sides and of course, dessert! Whatever the occasion, we hope these recipes will give you some inspiration. 

 

 

MAIN DISHES

 

Vegan Quinoa Casserole: This vegan quinoa casserole recipe is high protein, naturally gluten-free and super simple to make. The recipe can also be customized with any veggie!

 

Honey Mustard Sheet Pan Chicken with Brussels Sprouts: This sweet and savory dish will surely be a crowd pleaser! It has lots of flavor and made with minimal dishes, which is always a plus! 

 

Lentil and Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie: A colorful take on the classic shepherd’s pie with lentils, vegetables, and a fluffy sweet potato topping. You’ll love this 10-ingredient plant-based meal! 

 

Vegan Lentil Nut Meatloaf: This incredible vegan lentil “meatloaf” is made with nourishing, whole-food ingredients like lentils, nuts, sweet potato, and mushrooms! Just 10 ingredients required for this flavorful, comforting entrée. 

 

Turkey Eggplant Casserole: Comfort food made healthy, this cheesy eggplant casserole layers eggplant with protein-rich turkey and mozzarella. The best part? It bakes up in 30 minutes! 

 

 

SIDES/APPETIZERS

 

Maple Roasted Butternut Squash with Pecans: This recipe is the perfect holiday side dish! It uses just 7 ingredients, requires only one bowl and 40 minutes to make.

 

Crispy Smashed Potatoes: A perfect holiday side dish. And it’s a great kid friendly cooking “job”! You just place a potato on a cutting board, place your hand on top and gently press down to smash it. Fun and delicious! 

 

1-Pot Everyday Lentil Soup: An easy, everyday recipe for lentil soup with potatoes, carrots, kale, and simple herbs and seasonings. The perfect plant-based main or side that requires just 10 ingredients, 1 pot, and about 30 minutes to make. 

 

Thanksgiving Veggie Tray: Need a healthy appetizer to snack on before your Thanksgiving feast? Make a Thanksgiving themed turkey veggie tray. It’s super easy to whip up, healthy and so cute! 

 

Vegan Creamy Mushroom Risotto: This vegan mushroom risotto requires just 6 ingredients. It’s thick, creamy and satisfying for vegans and non-vegans alike. 

 

 

DESSERTS

 

Gooey S’mores Bars: These gooey S’mores bars have a sweet crust, rich chocolate filling, and fluffy marshmallow topping to replicate your favorite campfire treat. 

 

Baked Apple Cider Donuts: These baked apple cider donuts are made with all grain-free, gluten-free and vegan ingredients for a delicious homemade low sugar apple donut recipe! And talk about your kitchen smelling like cinnamon-y apple heaven. 

 

Cookie Dough Stuffed Pretzels: Easy and fun to make, these healthy five ingredient cookie dough stuffed pretzels will become a hit at your next holiday gathering! 

 

Cinnamon Apple Cake: This tender cake is full of cozy spices, and the beautiful sliced apples adorning the top give it a sophisticated look. 

 

Healthier Sugar Cookies: With just a few simple ingredients and a super easy process, you can make healthy sugar cookies with great taste and texture and a LOT less sugar! Plus, they’re egg-free and so easy to make with the kids.

 

And some of our fave yummy Kidzshake dessert recipes! 

 

Vanilla Kidzshake Cinnamon Roll Bliss Balls

 

Strawberry Kidzshake Berry Crumble

 

Chocolate Kidzshake Nut-free Bliss Balls

 

Bonus: Naturally Colored Buttercream Frosting and Healthy Frostings

Extra Bonus: Grain-Free Peanut Butter Dog Treats! These homemade Grain-Free Peanut Butter Dog Treats are quick, easy and make a great holiday gift. They’re high protein, use just 6 ingredients and dog-approved! (My dogs LOVE these…and maybe me, too!)

 

Written by Gelsey Plaza

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