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A Whole30 Thanksgiving

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By Judith Forman

Whole30 Advanced Level Certified Coach 

Thanksgiving is around the corner – and for many of us, that means a lot of food – and choices – all at once. But, navigating Thanksgiving while on a round of Whole30 doesn’t have to be challenging. The basic holiday meal is protein (hello, turkey!) + veggies. Many traditional menu items are already compatible with Whole30, and others can easily be made to fit the program.

Below, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes that will keep you on track for your Whole30. You don’t need a holiday to enjoy these great recipes, but they can make getting through Turkey Day a snap if you’re on a round.

If cooking for the holiday is not your thing – and you live local to Chicago – Cooked has you covered! Once again, they’re offering a Whole30 Approved Thanksgiving meal that includes pasture-raised roasted turkey and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, Brussels sprout salad, cranberry chutney, and turkey sausage “stuffing.” Get your order in by Wednesday November 17 for this delicious meal. (Deliveries will be made on Wednesday November 24.)

And if you’re living your Food Freedom, remember that the holiday does not have to be a food free-for-all. I love to share this post on holiday party strategies with my Whole30 clients; it has lots of wise words and tips from Melissa Urban. 

Whatever you’re eating, enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

A WHOLE30 THANKSGIVING

Appetizers

Whole30 Charcuterie Board – Stephanie May/Whole30 HQ 

Prosciutto Wrapped Pears with Arugula – Cook at Home Mom

Buffalo Chicken Dip – Paleo Running Momma 

Paleo Instant Pot Cocktail Meatballs – What Great Grandma Ate 

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Nuts – Show Me Whole Living

Main Dishes

Slow Roasted Rosemary, Garlic and Lemon Turkey Breast – Cook By Color

Whole30 + Keto Thanksgiving Turkey – Healthy Little Peach 

Slow Cooker Instant Pot Brisket – Fit Slow Cooker Queen

Herb and Garlic Roast Rack of Lamb – The Endless Meal

Thanksgiving Turkey Skillet – ana_believehealthy

Side Dishes

Whole30 Mashed Sweet Potatoes – Sarah Steffens/Whole30 HQ

Dairy-Free Green Bean Casserole – Real Food with Altitude

Whole30 Thanksgiving “Stuffing” – Pretend It’s a Donut

Paleo Whole30 Easy Cranberry Sauce – Real Food with Jessica 

Crispy Brussels Sprouts – The Sophisticated Caveman 

Pumpkin Curry Soup – Real Food with Altitude

Mocktails

Whole30 Cranberry Mocktail – Healthy Little Peach

Whole30 Mocktail Round-up – Loubies and Lulu

Whole30 Mocktail Round-up II – Whole30 HQ

Sweet Endings

*While “dessert” is not in the spirit of Whole30, these fruit-based dishes can be an exception for Thanksgiving. They’re filled with Whole30 compatible ingredients and offer a bit of natural sweetness to round out your holiday meal.

Whole30 Instant Pot Baked Apples – Whole Food for 7

Breakfast Pumpkin Custard – Louisiana Bride

Sauteed Apples and Pears with Coconut Butter – Paleo Running Momma 

Roasted Strawberries and Coconut Cream (omit honey for Whole30) – Brooklyn Supper

Pumpkin Spice Latte (omit maple syrup for Whole30) – The Clean Eating Couple

Need more Whole30 Thanksgiving inspiration? Visit the Recipes page on the Whole30 website and filter by “Events and Holidays” on the right. Happy eating!

Judith Forman is an Advanced Level Whole30 Certified Coach. For more Whole30 inspiration, connect with her on Instagram @jujuswhole30 or check out her blog at www.everydaywhole.com


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