5 Healthy Thanksgiving Dishes

As a new member of the GRIT BOX family or a veteran, you've probably learned a thing or two about healthy eating and how good your body feels when you fuel it with the right ingredients. You've learned that your body is a machine that functions off of a healthy diet full of nutrients and that doesn't change when the holidays hit!

This Thanksgiving, we are challenging you to bring a healthy dish to your holiday soiree and show your loved ones that eating well can still taste amazing. Gluten and dairy free food have received a bad rep with the taste buds over the past few years, but we know the right recipe can change anyone's mind, even your stubborn aunt Karen.

Of course we aren't suggesting that you skip your favorite thanksgiving stuffing, but this year try balancing Grandma's pecan pie with a nutrient dense side.

We've compiled a few of our favorite recipes for you to prepare this Thursday:

Garlic Mashed Caulitoes 

Regular mashed potatoes are usually full of ingredients like whole milk with  copious amounts of butter and salt. Garlic Mashed Cauliflower is a great dairy free and low calorie alternative to regular potatoes. Give this recipe a try if you're trying to stay dairy free or maintain a paleo diet during the holidays.

Sweet Potato Paleo Pie

Is this what sweet paleo dreams are made of? We think so. If you're really trying to kick sugar to the curb for good, here's your oneway ticket out.

Pie is one of the hardest Thanksgiving items to pass on, but with a high sugar and gluten content, we all know how hard it will be on our bodies if we don't normally consume those ingredients. This recipe replaces unhealthy ingredients with nutrient dense alternatives such as coconut flour and all natural maple syrup.

Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts

This a sure winner for those people in your family who are skeptical of healthy eating. Bring this dish along to surprise your loved ones with a healthy dairy, gluten and sugar free alternative to heavy Thanksgiving sides. The best part is that this dish on requires four ingredients: brussel sprouts, bacon, salt and pepper. Winner.

Roasted Beets With Goat Cheese

For those of you looking for a side comprised of rich nutrients, here's your new go-to.

Beets are a great source of fiber, reduce blood pressure, as well as rich in vitamin C and folate. Beets also have a great sweetness to them and are a great option for those with a slight sweet tooth.

Whip up this quick dish with very little ingredients and surprise your guests with a dish that tastes just as good as it looks.

Cranberry Orange Glazed Green Beans

Time to send your taste buds on a guilt free ride with this Thanksgiving hit. Have your family talking about your healthy holiday dish for holidays to come and maybe introduce a loved one to a new way of eating when they see healthy eating doesn't have to be miserable.

Amelia CogginComment