5 Healthy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

These 5 Healthy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes are requested over and over again in our house, and that may even outshine the feast itself! Inevitably at the end of the Thanksgiving feast, at least one person makes a pledge to eat nothing but fruits and vegetables for the rest of the weekend. We crawl into bed that night, full of grand plans to concoct the healthiest smoothies and salads, and to consume the recommended 64 ounces of water to stop our waistbands from so angrily cutting into our full bellies ....more

Baked Egg, Broccoli & Feta Breakfast Casserole Recipe

This delicious egg, broccoli and feta breakfast (or dinner!) casserole has an easy make-ahead option. There are just a handful of recipes that can stand up to a tall order with the greatest of ease. If I say healthy, easy, vegetarian, feeds a crowd, can be reheated and has a make-ahead option, how many recipes can you think of in 30 seconds or less? ...more

Light Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe with Sage Breadcrumbs

Set aside the marshmallows and serve this light sweet potato casserole, topped with golden brown sage breadcrumbs, at your Thanksgiving feast. I realize that I may be stepping into dangerous territory with this statement, but I just can’t get behind sweet potato dishes that involve marshmallows. I know, I know…I shouldn’t be allowed to celebrate Thanksgiving with that sort of attitude ....more

Whole Wheat Stuffing Recipe with Dried Cherries & Pecans

You won’t miss the extra fat one bit in this delicious and lightened-up bread stuffing recipe, complete with dried cherries and chopped pecans. Thank you to the Cherry Marketing Institute for helping me to share this recipe with you. My sure-fire recipe for a successful Thanksgiving is simple ....more

Marsala Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Naan Pizza Recipe

Punch up the flavor of a whole wheat naan pizza with savory Marsala mushrooms, caramelized onions and fontina cheese for a simple vegetarian meal. When you love to cook, there’s nothing more rewarding than preparing a meal with friends who love to cook and eat as much as you do. And when those friends are a bunch of food bloggers, who are full to the brim with awesome recipe ideas and cooking tips (and a penchant for busting out the dance moves), making dinner quickly turns to “master class meets Uptown Funk”. (...)Read the rest of Marsala Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Naan Pizza Recipe (859 words) © Dara for Cookin Canuck, 2015 ....more

15 Healthy Side Dishes for Thanksgiving

Lighten up your Thanksgiving (in calories, not flavor!) with these 15 Healthy Side Dish Recipes. There’s everything from stuffing to cranberry sauce and potatoes to squash. As much as I appreciate a beautifully roasted turkey, complete with richly flavored gravy at Thanksgiving, I would be more than happy to hunker down in front of a plate filled with side dishes, preferably ones with a healthy spin ....more

Mini Beet, Goat Cheese & Pistachio Phyllo Cups Recipe

These easy beet, goat cheese and pistachios phyllo cup appetizers are filled with all of the flavors of fall and are perfect for entertaining! Thank you to Athens Foods for helping me share this recipe with you. When the holiday months approach, our minds become a swirling mass of recipes…turkey, gravy, sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce ....more

Easy Cranberry, Apple & Pomegranate Sauce Recipe

“Wow” your Thanksgiving guests with this delicious Cranberry, Apple and Pomegranate Sauce that can be made in less than 20 minutes. I learned many years ago that the easiest way to impress your guests at Thanksgiving is by making your own cranberry sauce. “Really?! ...more

Easy Appetizer: Pear & Blue Cheese Crostini Recipe

This easy crostini appetizer has all of the flavors of fall. Pear slices and blue cheese lend a perfect salty-sweet flavor to this seasonal recipe. Every time I bring home pears from the grocery store, I get the same reaction from my boys…a fist pump and a hug ....more

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Cranberries & Leeks

There is unbelievable flavor in these Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Cranberries and Leeks. Plus, it will make your kitchen smell fantastic! There are times when a dish releases aromas that make you dream of dining at a fine restaurant, but when you actually take the first bite, your dreams disappear in a disappointing “poof” ....more