Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s the sense of community, getting together with family and friends and expressing gratitude for our lives, health, family, good fortune, etc.

I like Thanksgiving meals. I like it when my home smells of pumpkin pie, sweet potato casserole, and turkey.

I know that the conventional Thanksgiving meal is not the best choice for my health. Some people will reason it’s once a year. But the question is, is it worth it? It’s not only the excess calories, but it’s also a truckload of sugar, salt, GMOs, hormones, and other harmful substances.

For example, while I like green bean casserole at the same time, I know the canned mushroom soup is full of additives and MSG. Canned sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce are loaded with sugar and syrup.

Why don’t we compromise? Creating healthy Thanksgiving recipes will help us to enjoy all the good stuff without abusing our body and feeling like we are more stuffed than the turkey on the table.

We can enjoy the holiday menu and feel great at the same time.

How can we do that? Do you want to know the secret?

We can create healthy, delicious meals by home cooking. And choosing healthier recipes. That will allow us to have full control of what is in our meal. To do it less stressful plan ahead, involve your family members, ask for help. It might be more work but so worth it. You may want to prepare some food earlier and freeze it.

I made the job easier for you. I am including a few recipes for you to enjoy so that you don’t have to search for healthy Thanksgiving recipes.

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Loaf




Turkey Rolls with Cranberry Sauce

Paleo Stuffing

Green Bean Casserole

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes


Enjoy the holiday and be grateful. Being able to celebrate another Thanksgiving is enough reason to be grateful.

To your radiant health, with love

Dr. Ilona


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