Eating clean and making superfood recipes may sound like the sort of stint one might take on for a few weeks after January 1st, but certainly not on the culinary occasion of the year. After all, isn’t Thanksgiving all about calories, excess and stuffing? The whole idea of serving up superfood Thanksgiving side dishes seems like a contradiction to the spirit of the holiday.
But before you let out a big sigh and give in to the marshmallow sweet potatoes and the creamed corn bread, do consider that the veggie-centric gastronomic boom is actually being spearheaded by chefs. For the most part, these are people who are far more interested in flavor than they are in clean eating. In fact, it is because–not despite–the fact that the recipes for the superfood Thanksgiving side dishes are so rich in vegetables that they are so incredibly interesting, flavorful and downright delicious.
An October 2015 article in Vogue titled “Are Vegetables the New Meat?” align with our Clean Cuisine philosophy —and that of many modern chefs around the country—who embrace a new veggie-centric cuisine that focuses on flavorful extravagance. And there’s no better time to showcase a lavishly flavorful and vegetable-centric menu than on Thanksgiving!
Whether they are into eating “Clean Cuisine” or not, these are side dishes everybody will want to eat simply because they taste amazing. There’s no need to elaborate on how they are stuffed with vegetables or drone on about the fact they are dairy free, have no refined sugar, no refined flour, no refined oil and not a single unhealthy ingredient.
Best of all, everyone will walk away from the bountiful table with plenty of room leftover for pumpkin pie!
Clean Cuisine Savory Superfood Thanksgiving Side Dishes
- Pumpkin Hummus
- Quinoa Recipe with Kale & Pomegranate
- Gingerbread Spice Cake with Butternut Squash Puree
- Green Bean Casserole with Pumpkin Seed Crumble
- Cranberry Sauce with Orange and Ginger
- Dairy Free / Gluten Free Hasselback Sweet Potato Casserole
- Hemp-Seed Whole Grain Cornbread
- Pumpkin Soup with Chipotle
- Gingered Brussels Sprout Hash with Shallots & Golden Raisins
- Clean Cranberry Apple Sauce (with No Refined Sugar)
Don’t Forget the Turkey and Gravy!
Without question, the best-tasting Thanksgiving turkey starts with buying the best bird. Click HERE for the four most important rules you need to know.
And don’t forget the gravy! You will never in a million years guess the secret superfood that makes this gravy velvety smooth and seriously sumptuous.