Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Check out this roundup of all of our favorite Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes!! From Appetizers to dessert, we've got you covered!

Ok busy mammas - can you believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner?! Is your menu planned? Is your food prepped? Let's be real, mine wasn't either! Until now...

Thanksgiving has always been that time of year where we put on our stretchiest pants, load up our plates at the buffet, and pile them high with dishes like sweet potato casserole {um, more like dessert!}, pumpkin pie, turducken {yes - we have that at our Thanksgiving, don't you?!} and creamed everything. I'm not going to lie - it's fun and delicious - but I always end up feeling so yucky afterward!

So this year, I teamed up with several of my Sweat Pink sisters to bring you some of our favorite Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes. So step away from the cream and the sugar, and don't fret about what you'll make! Just print this off and you'll be ready for the 50+ guests at your house {think I'm joking? That's how many we're expecting on the farm this year! Seriously!}

So without further ado... Check out these Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes....

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Appetizers:

Garden Fresh Salsa: One of my favorite appetizers is a bowl of fresh salsa served with tomatoes and herbs. The best part about Brittany's salsa recipe is that it's not only easy to make {clearly an important part of cooking for me -- the girl who burns everything!} but it's a real crowd pleaser. Pair this salsa with crackers, homemade kale chips, or a thinly sliced baguette {toasted and seasoned} and you've crafted a delicious appetizer that will have your guests coming back for more.

Spicy Avocado Ranch Dip: Pass the ranch, please!! I love this recipe from Smiley! Determined to make something similar to the Avocado Ranch we all love at restaurants, she came up with this delicious dip in a healthier way. Not only is it quick and easy to make {and it teams up well with potato wedges}, but it will take your taste buds on an extravaganza.

Muffins:

Vegan Pumpkin Banana Muffins {and a few other treats!}: When I think of muffins, I think "cupcakes for breakfast" -- seriously! They are always so tasty! And Piper's muffin recipe does not disappoint... these vegan muffins are pretty quick to make and are sure to be a hit at your Thanksgiving feast!

Protein Corn Muffins: These corn muffins from Kaila are fantastic! They don't require many ingredients, and they are gluten free, sugar free, and relatively low carb. Because of their added protein boost, these are better than traditional corn muffins! Better make a second batch because these are sure to be scooped up quickly!

Salad:

Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad: According to Coco, this salad recipe is a surprisingly big hit given how many people don’t like Brussels sprouts. The flavor of raw Brussels sprouts is actually very mild. One of the best things about this recipe is that it includes the dressing already mixed in with the salad... there are only a few ingredients and they are all super-healthy!! {Note: This salad recipe makes a lot, and could be halved for a smaller crowd.}

Bread:

Pumpkin Wheat Bread: Who doesn't love pumpkin bread? I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert {with cream cheese frosting, please?!} What I love about Barrie's recipe is that she really took time to make this one as light and healthy as possible, without sacrificing taste! Move over grandma - I'm bringing this for Thanksgiving this year!

Casserole:

Baked Butternut Squash & Apple Casserole: Who doesn't love butternut squash? And the thing that drew me to Alyssa's recipe the most - she suggests purchasing pre-cut diced butternut squash! Hello... a girl who realizes that this busy mama doesn't have a lot of time for baking is totally a fast friend of mine! This recipe is quick and easy to make with only a few ingredients! Yum!!

Stuffing & Gravy:

Vegan Stuffing & Mushroom Gravy {and a few extras!}: Ah, the stuffing {why do they call it that anyway? Does anyone still stuff it in turkeys?!} This really is my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. I’m not sure why we don’t make it at other times of the year, but we don’t so it always has that special holiday feeling to it. With only 15 minutes of prep time required, Debbie's recipe definitely makes the cut for this busy mama! {And don't forget to click the link to see her mushroom gravy, too!}

Sides:

Roasted Maple Butternut Squash {and a bonus soup recipe!}: Butternut squash was one of my daughter's first foods, and when I saw this recipe from Giselle, I knew we were going to have to make it for Thanksgiving this year! I love that it doesn't require a ton of ingredients or time to prep, and the end result is something the entire family will be coming back for seconds for!!

Braised Kale with Apples and Carrots: We all know by now the nutritional punch that kale packs, and this gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free recipe is allergy-friendly and adaptable for vegan and paleo diets. Jennifer's kale dish is a simple one that makes a great vegan side to any meal, and a lovely base for poached eggs or a meatless Monday meal with some lentils stirred in! Try it - you won't be disappointed!

Vegan Garlic Rosemary Potatoes: Potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple. But their usually mashed with tons of cream and thick heaps of butter. Sam's vegan garlic rosemary potatoes are easy to make {win!} but full of flavor {win, win!}. Without any added butter or milk, they are perfect for almost anyone - these potatoes are vegan, gluten free, and absolutely delicious!

Butternut Squash with Brown Sugar Roasted Pecans: Because who doesn’t love roasted, sweet butternut squash? And who doesn’t adore candied pecans or tangy feta cheese? Right? Seriously - this recipe from Sara {who is also a registered dietitian} already has my mouth watering. Just a word of advice, you’ll want to make a double batch. Seconds, please?!

Desserts:

Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies: I'm obsessed with chocolate ANYTHING! And these brownies from Chrissy will "take the cake" at your Thanksgiving party. I think the toughest thing about these will be trying not to lick the spoon!! And best of all - she even shows us how to make them vegan!!

Soft 'n Chewy Chai Spiced Oatmeal Cookies {plus a few other fun ideas!}: These cookies from Kaila are nutritious enough to eat for a breakfast on the run and sweet enough to indulge in for dessert! {Did I say cookies for breakfast?! Yes!! Better make a double batch!} And the best part is - they aren't crunchy and crumbly like your typical cookie, but soft and chewy!

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Recipe: This last recipe {#16 - a bonus!} is my own - a healthy pumpkin pie! Since I don’t bake well, I’ve tried and tweaked several recipes to finally arrive at this one that I know you’ll absolutely love. Yes – you can have your pumpkin pie… eat it… and forget the guilt! Most importantly… this healthy pumpkin pie recipe contains no artificial ingredients!!

A big thank you so much to all the bloggers who agreed to share their recipes/photos and be part of this post! I don't know about you but I'm looking forward to a Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving!!

This post is linked up with Jill for The Fit Dish, The Fit Foodie Mama for Foodie Friday, Pint Sized Baker for Two Cup Tuesday, and Love from the Kitchen for Tuesday's Table. Make sure to check them out!

I want to know:  Which of these healthy thanksgiving recipes are you most excited to try?  Which favorites would you add to the list?

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