Recipes

A Paleo Thanksgiving Menu That Will Satisfy All Your Cravings

by Lisa Hirsch Lozano 5:10 PM, November 11, 2016

Aired November 11, 2016

Give thanks for this abundance of paleo-inspired recipes to bring lots of meaty goodness, plenty of veggies and even pie to your Thanksgiving table.

Citrus and Herb Spatchcock Turkey

Lots of turkey recipes feature butter or sugar, but not this one! Herbs and the vibrant tang of fresh lemon and orange slices give this spatchcocked (cooked flat) turkey its moisture and intense flavor.

Breadless Butternut Stuffing

Stuffing doesn’t have to be made of bread – try this recipe that uses butternut squash, sausage and lots of aromatics to get that familiar Thanksgiving stuffing flavor. Note – for this to be paleo, use ghee instead of butter and leave out the onion jam.

Peas and Carrots with Green Onions and Tarragon

Sometimes the simple things truly are the best things in life. Rainbow carrots and peas are cooked in a bath of chicken stock with onions and tarragon. Be sure to use ghee instead of unrefined butter.

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

We’ll take any excuse to sneak bacon into our Thanksgiving menu. This recipe cooks quickly on the stovetop so it won’t take up space in the oven.

Pumpkin Pie Protein Bites

If you’re craving pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, you don’t have to miss out. “Biggest Loser” trainer Bob Harper’s pumpkin pie bites will satisfy that craving without all the sugar, wheat and dairy.

Graham Elliot’s Cinnamon-Dusted Autumn Apple Chips

Likewise, if you’re wishing for a slice of apple pie, scratch that itch with these simple but delicious apple chips which feature only fresh fruit and cinnamon!

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