With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you may still be wondering what you’re going to serve, especially if you or your family members have specific dietary needs and preferences. Well, we are here to help you! Here is a list of delicious recipes for people with different preferences and dietary needs, like low-calorie, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, paleo, etc, so you can include everybody in the big dinner party!
Vegan Porcini Mushroom Gravy
This vegan Porcini Mushroom Gravy is so incredibly delicious that everybody will love it! The rich and creamy flavor of it will make you not want to go back to meat-based gravy! With a base of dried Porcini Mushroom, it mixes onion, shallot, thyme, rosemary, and garlic for a tasty experience that will make your house smell heavenly. Get the recipe over at Veganority!
Cauliflower Rice Stuffing - Low-Carb, Healthy, Veggie-filled
This low-carb Thanksgiving stuffing is tasty, healthy, and filled with veggies and it will allow you to taste all the holiday flavors without sacrificing your diet plan! I bet every guest and family member will love the recipe even if they’re not watching their diet. It’s just delicious! Get the ingredient list and instructions over at The Healthy Maven!
Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Praline Topping - Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
This delicious sweet potato casserole will be a party’s favorite! Its reduced sugar, gluten-free and dairy-free recipe will leave you mouthwatering! The recipe combines smooth and creamy sweet potatoes with a crunchy and buttery topping what will catch everybody’s attention during the dinner and make this your favorite holiday side-dish. It is a guaranteed success! Check out the recipe over at Meaningful Eats!
Mashed Cauliflower Mini Casseroles - Paleo, Low Carb, Gluten-free
If you’re reducing your carb intake and want to find a good alternative to mashed or baked potatoes, this is the perfect recipe! The cauliflower leaves such a mild taste that the guests won’t believe this is made with cauliflower instead of potatoes. With this recipe you can prepare mini casseroles or make a small casserole dish, whatever works best for you.
Moroccan Chickpea Soup - Low Calorie
This 5-star, healthy, and low-calorie soup will be a crowd-pleaser! It is easy to prepare, feels light, and it’s incredibly tasty with its amazing flavors. I bet you’ll want to prepare it all year long! Get the ingredients list and instructions over at BBC Good Food.
Thanksgiving Slaw - Vegan, Gluten-Free
This tasty salad is the perfect crunchy, light and refreshing companion to balance out the roast turkey and rich sides. This easy and colorful slaw is just the right addition the Thanksgiving menu, since it won’t wilt like other green salads and can sit out for a while, perfect for when you’re already busy with other dishes. Get the recipe here!
Naturally Sweetened Cranberry Sauce
Instead of using store-bought cranberry sauce in a can, that is full of chemicals, how about making your own healthy sauce with nutritious ingredients that you trust? This recipe from Cookie and Kate is just the right thing for your thanksgiving table. It is easy to make, it doesn't have any added sugar and it tastes delicious!
Impossibly Easy Paleo Sweet Potato Pie
If you’re looking for an easy dessert recipe for your Thanksgiving, this is it! This recipe is called impossibly easy because it actually is - it’s impossible to mess it up! It is incredibly delicious and it fits your paleo diet, so you can enjoy it guilt-free! Get the ingredients list and instructions over at Cotter Crunch and taste it!
Holiday Nog - Vegan, Sugar-free, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
Save the sugar for the dessert and try this sugar-free, dairy-free holiday nog with a rich and creamy texture and delicious flavors. I bet all the guests will love the drink and it will be a huge hit! With its healthy ingredients, everybody can enjoy it. Get the instructions over at Vegan Yack Attack!
Pumpkin Mousse - Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Vegetarian
This pumpkin mousse is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving Menu. It has all the fall flavors you’re craving! The recipe from Dessert Now Dinner Later is incredibly easy to prepare, with no-bake instructions and you can easily transform it into a paleo dessert by substituting the sugar for pure maple syrup. Isn’t it the best?
Delicious Places That Will Make Thanksgiving For You
We only have one Thanksgiving day a year, and if the dinner preparation is too much pressure for you or if you just don’t know where to start, you can order your dinner ingredients from these delicious meal-delivery places that will basically make Thanksgiving dinner for you.
- HoneyBaked Ham Company - For those want more traditional versions. The deadline is November 19th, but if you have a store near you, you can reserve to to pick up your ham there on Thanksgiving Day. The turkey comes frozen and requires 24-48 hours in the fridge to thaw and the other dishes require defrosting and heating up.
- Whole Foods Catering - Thanksgiving Dinner for those who prefer lots of side options and to be able to pick up at their local Whole Foods. The deadline to order is November 22nd. You’ll have to pick it up at your local store, but it’s fully cooked, and will need to be heated up at home.
- Dean & Deluca - Complete Turkey Dinner, for those who prefer everything to be organic. It doesn't have any deadline, but the sooner you order it, the better. The turkey comes frozen, so you’ll need time to thaw and roast it.
- Fresh Direct - Thanksgiving Dinner, for those who live in their delivery zip codes. It doesn’t have a deadline, but you should reserve yours as soon as possible, otherwise they may run out of stock. The turkey will arrive fully cooked, you’ll only need to heat it up in the oven and reheat the side dishes. There are helpful instructions to make sure you do the things in the right order and right temperatures.
- Greenberg’s - Smoked Turkeys, for those who needs a very specific-sized turkey. There’s no deadline, but you should order as soon as possible so they don’t run out of the size you need. This delivery only includes the turkey, no side dishes or desserts.
What do you think of these alternative recipes to the traditional Thanksgiving meal? Which ones are you trying? Let us know on the comment section below and check out our Facebook page for more creative ideas!