Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Pumpkin Custard

No-bake Pumpkin Custard

1 (10 oz.) jar  pumpkin butter (or 1 can pumpkin mixed with
        2 teaspoons cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice)

1 (8 oz.) package reduced-fat cream cheese

1 C. pumpkin puree

1 C. non-fat Greek yogurt

1/2 C. toasted pecans or walnuts, chopped

Whipped cream (optional)


Mix pumpkin butter, cream cheese, pumpkin puree, and yogurt in a large bowl until well combined.

Place in a serving bowl. Top with nuts.

Chill for at least two hours. Top with whipped cream, if desired.


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Maple Roasted brussel sprouts

Maple Roasted brussel sprouts

1 1/2 lbs. Brussels sprouts

1 C. baby portabella or button mushrooms, cut in half

1/4 C. olive oil

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1/4 tsp. ground pepper

2 tbsp. maple syrup


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Remove any yellow or brown outer leaves of Brussel sprouts; remove stems and cut in half. In a large bowl, toss Brussels sprouts, mushrooms olive oil, salt and pepper to coat. Spread Brussels sprouts in a single layer on a foil-lined 9 x13 baking pan.

Bake 15 minutes. Stir to evenly brown. Bake 15 minutes. Drizzle maple syrup over Brussels sprouts and mushrooms. Stir to coat. Bake for additional 10 -15 minutes until Brussel sprouts are fork-tender.


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Curried Pumpkin Soup

Curried Pumpkin Soup

1 tbsp. butter

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 medium onion, finely chopped

1 1/2 tbsp. curry powder

1 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

2 C. chopped apples without skins

1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree

4 C. organic chicken or vegetable broth

1 C. water

salt and pepper, to taste


Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, curry, cumin, cinnamon and cayenne; sauté, stirring often, until onion is translucent.

Stir in apples, pumpkin, broth and water. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Using an emersion blender or a food processor, puree soup. Return soup to saucepan and heat on low.

Top with roasted pumpkin seeds or parsley.


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