Our First (Mostly) Clean Eating Thanksgiving

Would a family who is used to eating processed foods enjoy a Clean Eating Thanksgiving? Our family has embarked on a new clean eating lifestyle over the last several months. True, we could have splurged on this one holiday day but our 18 year daughter, Rebekah, who is headed to culinary school in the Fall (thank you God for blessing our family with a born-to-be-chef!) was willing to research new recipes (Pinterest, we love you) and do the majority of the cooking. My mother-in-law Jeanne pitched in and brought some wonderful healthy dishes, too.

Add to this the fact we have food allergies to peanuts, soy and beans in the house, and one child eating a low protein diet. Rebekah had a serious challenge on her hands. Click on the links for all the recipes we used!

A (Mostly) Clean Eating Thanksgiving Menu

Turkey

Whole Wheat Stuffing

Clean Eating Sweet Potato Casserole

Oatmeal Rolls

Skinny Green Bean Casserole

Garden Zucchini & Corn Saute

Light Mashed Potatoes

Fresh Broccoli Salad

Chocolate Truffle Cake

Pumpkin Pie with Healthy Easy Oat Crust

Coconut Milk Whipped Cream

Raspberry Jello Salad

Cranberry Jello Salad

Vegan Pie Crust

Vegan Pie Crust — Oats, Flax, Chia. This was super delicious. It wasn’t like a typical pie crust. It was more chewy and nutty, but it was really tasty and great with pumpkin pie filling.

Lightened Sweet Potato Casserole

This clean eating sweet potato casserole was amazing! One of the best I’ve ever tasted. The vanilla really gave it a great flavor.

Dishes!

I would cook forever if it wasn’t for doing the dishes!

Zack and Bekah cooking

Zack helped make the Raspberry Jello Salad.

Oatmeal rolls rising

Oatmeal Rolls rising. These were a chewy, heavier roll but amazing. I ate mine with real butter.

Paul licking beaters

Paul helped by licking the beaters.

Bekah and Zack tablecloth

Writing our yearly messages on our Thanksgiving Tablecloth. Click here to read about our Thanksgiving Tablecloth Tradition.

Sweet Potato Casserole

The Sweet Potato Casserole was my favorite.

Whole Wheat Stuffing

Whole Wheat Stuffing. We modified the recipe somewhat, using whole wheat bread instead of Challah.

Finished Oatmeal Rolls

Chef Bekah

Our awesome Chef Bekah!

Zack clean up

We asked Zack to get a wet cloth to wash his face. That is one way to do it.

Low Protein Jello

Zack’s low protein jello salad.

Thanksgiving walk

After dinner we went for a walk to a nearby park. We are training for The Borgstede 5K on December 20th as part of the Faithful Finish Lines program.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This Flourless Chocolate Cake is a-maz-ing! It’s very rich and tasted best with coconut whipped cream.

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie with vegan crust.

Our First (Mostly) Clean Eating Thanksgiving