Cooking dinner can be a challenge. But cooking a Thanksgiving Dinner for multiple people can be super stressful. Added to that, finding a menu that is healthy and not an enemy to the waist line can be near impossible. Especially if you don’t know where to start. Well, my friends, start here. I have created, modified, and tested these recipes that will be sure to please you and your family. My taste testers were raving…and not once did someone mention that bread, crust, and potatoes were missing from the table!

So from my table to yours…Happy Thanksgiving. 

Thanksgiving Menu

Let’s start with the main course. Now most of you are probably expecting a turkey. And turkey is a great main course for Thanksgiving…but my family always does a ham. An Herb Crusted Baked Ham to be exact. Ham is a great protein, plus it is less labor intensive than a turkey. This recipe came from my mom. She has made it for years and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Herb Crusted Baked Ham

Click here for the full recipe: Thanksgiving Menu- Herb Crusted Baked Ham

Now every Thanksgiving needs some stuffing…just not the stove top kind (no offense). I adapted this recipe from the Food Network website. The stuffing has a main base of turkey sausage and cauliflower with some great fresh herbs and other veggies thrown in. Plus, it’s a cinch to make! 🙂

stuffing baking

Click here for the full recipe: Thanksgiving Menu- Sausage and Herb Stuffing. 

Let’s talk veggies here people. Sauteed Green Beans are the way to go. They will not replace your green bean casserole exactly, but if you are looking for a good alternative, then you will love this! If your family is set on the green bean casserole, then I would make this recipe first, then leave some beans aside for you and make the rest into the casserole.

green beans

Click here for the full recipe: Thanksgiving Menu- Sauteed Green Beans 

Every Thanksgiving needs some Cranberry Sauce. This Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Relish is a great low sugar alternative. It maintains that sweetness with a hit of tart from the cranberries.

cranberry sauce

Click here for the full recipe: Thanksgiving Menu- Cinnamon Apple Cranberry Relish

Every Thanksgiving needs a dessert. And what better dessert than a traditional pumpkin pie. Without the crust that is. A Crustless Pumpkin Pie is just one of many yummy treats that can be modified to a healthier version.

Click here for the full recipe: Thanksgiving Menu- Crustless Pumpkin Pie

There you have it…a Thanksgiving Menu that is fit for a king, but more importantly, it’s fit for your family. Wishing you and yours the very best day. ~Lauren A.

thanksgiving table 2