5 Healthier Thanksgiving Recipes

Nov 22, 2021

ProActive Physical Therapy

by ProActive Physical Therapy

Are you in charge of Thanksgiving dinner this year? Or maybe you’re bringing a dish or two? Either way, read on as we’re sharing 5 healthier Thanksgiving recipes to try this season. From starters to sides to desserts, there’s something that everyone can enjoy—while not going overboard on excess calories.

Healthier Thanksgiving Recipes – Starters:

Curried Pumpkin Soup – Nothing warms you up on a chilly day like soup. And this pumpkin soup is simple and easy to make and is a must for Thanksgiving Day.

Healthier Thanksgiving Recipes – Salad:

Bowl of fresh salad.

Adding greens to your plate is a great way to balance what you’re taking in on holidays like Thanksgiving. This Roasted Beet Goat Cheese Salad gives a festive vibe and is sure to be a hit this season.

Healthier Thanksgiving Recipes – Sides:

Thanksgiving isn’t complete without cranberry sauce. Instead of getting the canned version, opt for making this 15-minute recipe. The best part, it’s sugar-free, so you can save some of that extra sweetness for your dessert!

Healthier Thanksgiving Recipes – Main Dish:

Take stuffing to the next level with this Gluten-Free Walnut and Kale Quinoa Stuffing. It’s a great stuffing alternative for those that have gluten intolerance.

Healthier Thanksgiving Recipes – Dessert:

Slice of pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin pie is a staple for many households during Thanksgiving. So why not swap out a few ingredients to make it healthier—we promise nobody will know the difference.


ProActive Physical Therapy wishes you a joyful day with friends, family, and loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving!

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