Nov 24 2015

7 Last Minute, Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes To Prepare This Year

Thanksgiving is just a couple days away and if you’re looking for any last minute, healthy Thanksgiving recipes, we’ve got you covered! These recipes were picked for three reasons:

1. Simple Ingredients.
2. A great healthy alternative to classic meals.
3. Tastes so good I want to prepare more right now.

These last minute recipes are both easy and amazing, so of course we’re obligated to give you a preemptive “you’re welcome.”

Butternut Squash Soup (without cream!) 

Butternut Squash Soup healthy thanksgiving recipes

Via Food Network:

That’s right. A butternut squash soup without the cream is not only healthy, but won’t hurt our lactose intolerant loved ones. This recipe is based on the chicken stock, nutmeg and delicious butternut squash. It’s a simple and sweet appetizer for your guests.

Crispy and Roasted Green Beans

Crispy Baked Green Beans Healthy thanksgiving recipes

Via Prima Vera Kitchen:

Who doesn’t love green beans? Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but green beans taste so delicious and absorbs so many flavors, so each bite is a crunch into taste bud bliss. This recipe creates the most deliciously roasted green beans with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, chili flakes and more. If you’re not a fan of this vegetable, this recipe may change your mind.

Easy Roasted Mushrooms

Mushrooms Healthy Thanksgiving recipes

Via Cookin Canuck

Every time I look at the image, my mouth waters to last weekend when I gave this recipe a shot. It’s such an easy recipe that I’m surprised I don’t make this more often. The only catch to this recipe is that it requires careful watch, to ensure the garlic cooks enough without burning, and the mushrooms get to that beautiful brown color. This healthy thanksgiving recipe is the perfect side dish for your table.

Apple Cider Gravy

Apple Cider Gravy healthy Thanksgiving recipes

Via SparkPeople

Besides the Turkey, your gravy is definitely the one of the most important part of any Thanksgiving dinner. Usually, gravy has a terrible reputation for being incredibly unhealthy, however this recipe retains the deliciousness of gravy, while keeping it on the healthier side. Now the health nut within can ease up this Thanksgiving.

Honey Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins 

Honey Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins healthy thanksgiving recipes

Via Ambitious Kitchen:

If the name alone doesn’t have your mouth watering, I think you should read it again. This recipe takes the traditional cornbread recipe and introduced pumpkin to give a hint of fall and moist texture. Add a touch of honey and you’ve got yourself the new dessert addiction everyone is going to crazy over.

Mini Apple Tarts

Mini Apple Tarts healthy thanksgiving recipes

Via SparkPeople 

What’s great about these apple tarts is that they are small and bite sized to practice portion control. What isn’t great about them is that they’re so good, portion control goes out the window. These cute little treats are easy to make and only take about 20 minutes to prepare, making them the perfect last-minute dessert.

Paleo Pumpkin Pie 

Paleo Pumpkin Pie healthy thanksgiving recipes

Via Ancestral Nutrition 

Besides Pumpkin Pie is THE American Thanksgiving dessert, half of my family always feels guilty eating a slice because of how much they ate for dinner. The solution to that problem is this paleo pumpkin pie. This pie uses coconut mulk, honey, and organic pumpkin to give a natural sweetening flavor than cups of sugar. We approve of this healthy pumpkin pie. Be sure to tell your loved ones to not feel guilty eating this deliciously healthy pie.

We at Crucial Vacuum hope these recipes inspired you to have a last minute addition to your table! If you haven’t seen our social media pages, we are having a Numatic James vacuum giveaway! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and like the post to enter! And of course, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!