Thanksgiving Whole Food Round up- Broccoli Casserole and Mashed Potatoes

I am so excited about cooking for the holidays. We have gathered some recipes over the year that have me feeling better equipped to make this holiday special with some really nourishing foods.

Let’s Start!

So the menu below takes a standard American traditional thanksgiving dish and gives it a whole food, traditional (full fats, no processed food) or grain free twist.

Broccoli Casserole Round up 1

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

… Velveta, ritz crackers and who knows what else. I never was a fan and do not recommend for numerous health reasons but these next two make a great substitute.

Quinoa Broccoli Casserole: I did find this AMAZING alternative from Confections of a Foodie Bride. NO Wheat and Real Cheddar.

 

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It does contain quinoa which some of us find rather hard to digest. So I probably will not include it this year. But it IS delicious and worth a try.

Pumpkin Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
NO GRAIN CHEESY ALTERNATIVE:

This little gem of a recipe is from Recipe Girl

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Last year we browned some pasture raised pork and a pinch of fennel. We also used cheddar and parmasan instead of fontina and Oh, My! Yes, it is that good. If you want you can throw on some brocolli. But really- just steam the veggie and serve it on the side. It’s Thanksgiving- live it up. 🙂

Mashed Potatoes

Standard- boiled potatoes, milk, butter (or gag- margarine), salt and pepper in whatever proprotions tastes good.

Mashed Potato Round up
Amazingly delicious: Pioneer Woman Cooks, watch-out, you better be participating in a rodeo afterward ’cause this is one loaded bit of goodness. If you’re looking to make potatoes your star splurge, this is the dish.  I switch out  the seasoning salt for some Himalayan pink salt but everything else is golden.

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Paleo Alternative Mashed cauliflower

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…a picture is worth a thousands. Bacon, grain free, rich, creamy…need we say more? Try it.

ENJOY! Lia D.

Up Next the ….Squash Round Up, Soaked, Sprouted, Wheat and Grain-Free alternatives, Cranberry Relish and Desserts

So many foods to choose from! What will you make this Thanksgiving?

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