Skinny Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

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Do you have your Thanksgiving menu planned yet? Or the side dish you need to bring?

We are staying in Seattle and keeping it really simple this year. We were originally hoping to go to the East Coast for a big family celebration but the timing  didn’t work out. Then I was trying to convince my family to go out for an all day adventure and for Indian Food. Let’s just say that didn’t go over really well.

Last night we finally settled on a menu and in case you haven’t, here are some ideas to keep this Thanksgiving stress-free and as easy on your waistline as possible!


Wild Oregon Shrimp + Pesto Stuffed Sweet Baby Peppers

Pistachio, Goat Cheese + Beet Bites

Mushroom Lovers Bruschetta

1 Point Mini Toasts with Shredded Brussels Sprouts, Blue Cheese and Fig Jam

1 Point Mini Toasts with Shredded Brussels, Blue Cheese and Fig Jam


Farak {Sweet Potato} Hummus, Served Hot

Cheesy Baked Spinach + Artichoke Dip

Skinny Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Cheesy Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip
3 Points Plus Per Serving


Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Leeks

Double Greens + Orzo Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Leeks


Everyday Brined + Roasted Turkey

Easy, Everyday Brined and Roasted Turkey

Side Dishes

Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

Shredded Brussels Sprouts with Shitake Mushrooms

Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Caramelized Fennel + Onion

The Ultimate Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Nana’s Sweet Potato Casserole (Lightened Up)

Cinnamon + Palm Sugar Roasted Delicata Squash

Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts


Harvest Sangria

Harvest Sangria

Use that Leftover Turkey

Turkey Barley Soup

I’ll be back next week with at least one more post before the holiday. In the meantime, have a great weekend :)

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    • EverydayMaven says

      Hi Mireya! The leftover Turkey Barley Soup is my absolute favorite thing about Thanksgiving! I am looking forward to that like crazy!

  1. says

    I love your tips and tricks and you are a GENIUS! …a genius, I say! Too often, I feel compelled to over eat during the holidays (I find myself saying, “well, Thanksgiving *is* your favorite holiday and it only comes once a year!” and go a bit crazy)…I don’t know why I didn’t think of this—lol, silly me.
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    • EverydayMaven says

      Thank you so much! I figure if most of the dishes we serve are a bit lighter than overall we are not doing that much damage 😉

  2. Eha says

    Hmmm: perhaps it is just as well we do not have Thanksgiving in Australia [Oh, my warmest celebratory wishes to all of you up north :) !] You are surely NOT going to cook ALL of this for your feastday?? May I have a glass of the Harvest Sangria to begin with as I join you?

    • EverydayMaven says

      Oh my Eha – I should edit the post. I thought I was clear that those were just suggestions to chose from. No WAY am I making all of that food! And, I will most certainly pour you a virtual glass of Harvest Sangria (b/c I am making that one ;))

    • EverydayMaven says

      The cooking timeline is just as important (if not more!) than the menu. Especially if you only have one oven like me!

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