UWFS Recipe Makeover: Thanksgiving Edition!

I don’t know about you, but with all the hustle and bustle about Thanksgiving everything I am feeling pretty pumpkin spiced OUT! From the specialty drinks in my afternoon coffee shop, to the decorations littering every dollar store, grocery stop and restaurant, it’s safe to say the holiday season is officially here!

If you’re anything like me, you might be thinking about trying something new and fresh for your Thanksgiving meal this year. Maybe something that won’t end in multiple Pinterest fails and an emergency Chinese takeout order.

Have no fear! We’ve got you covered with a scrumptious (and foolproof) twist to that tired old Thanksgiving menu. PLUS, with this recipe lineup you’re sure to pack in LOTS of Ontario produce… tis the season to buy local after all!

FEAST your eyes on these delicious and healthy recipes to GOBBLE up this year for Thanksgiving!

Step 1: Get the party started

Apple Cranberry and Walnut SaladFriends & family won’t be able to resist the colorful mix of cranberries, apples and greens in this super easy Apple, Cranberry and Walnut Salad we snagged from Crème de la Crumb. I can’t wait to serve up this dish with up and show off some fall colours and boost those antioxidants before the cold winter hits!

Step 2: WOW them with a mouthwatering main feature

Roasted Green BeansWho doesn’t love walking into a room where the food smells SO GOOD you can’t help but start to salivate? And guess what? You don’t need a whole giant turkey to make that happen this year! With these Butternut Squash Stuffed Turkey Breasts from SkinyTaste you’ll have your guests WOWED and save hours in the kitchen.  Did I mention that this turkey recipe even comes ready with its own stuffing inside? No need for a separate pan of stuffing or gravy ever again! Phew!

Looking to step up your sad looking boiled veg and potatoes? Give these simple but classy Roasted Green Beans and this creamy Cauliflower Potato Mash a chance. Both these plant based options are gluten free and can easily be made vegan!

Step 3: End with a little something sweet

Apple CrumbleYou can’t call it a holiday without a sweet treat to finish it off. An easy Apple Crumble from Amy’s Healthy baking is just the cozy ending you need in your life. Topped with a spicy cinnamon and toasted oat crumble, it’s like a giant warm hug in a pan! This dessert is sure to earn the grandma stamp of approval!

Check out Thanksgiving Recipe Makeovers (PDF) to download our full printable recipe guide.

Happy Eating! We promise it'll be a GOURD time!