Top Thanksgiving Recipes, Time-Saving Tips with Healthy Thanksgving Menu

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Top Thanksgiving Recipes with Easy Healthy Recipes!

When it comes to the top Thanksgiving recipes  I want to offer you an easy Thanksgiving menu.  I also think with your Thanksgiving menu recipes, tradition rules. With me, you also get healthy Thanksgiving recipes!  I am sharing a few of our traditional favorite recipes and yes, they are trim & terrific!  However, my healthy easy recipes include all your favorites. Cooking trim&TERRIFIC doesn’t mean you have to change what you eat but just how you prepare it. I couldn’t wait to share my healthy Thanksgiving recipes on my healthy food blog. So, here’s my Top Thanksgiving recipes and tips to simplify your Thanksgiving menu this year. Yes, you’ll find included my famous Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline Topping!



Time-Saving Thanksgiving Tips For Your Thanksgiving Menu Recipes

1. Make easy Thanksgiving menu and divide grocery list into shop ahead and fresh ingredients.
2. Purchase non-perishable and frozen items ahead of time.
3. Make ahead and freeze casseroles, dressings and desserts to cross off your list.
4. Cut, chop and wash ingredients earlier in the week.
5. Cook what you want and buy the rest. Order turkey. Garnish with fresh parsley and crab apples for personal touch.
6. Buy premade cornbread for cornbread dressing.
7. Use your stovetop for sides to save oven space.
8. Serve buffet style for meal and dessert.
9. Take out serving pieces ahead of time and label. Set table ahead of time.
10. For dessert, purchase theme napkins and plates for quick clean up.
12. Cook my easy Thanksgiving recipes from dressing to pecan pie so you won’t feel too full! 



My Easy Thanksgiving Menu Includes Most Requested Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline Topping

How could a Thanksgiving menu be complete without a sweet potato casserole recipe?  A sweet potato casserole is probably on everyone’s top Thanksgiving recipes, however, about a healthy sweet potato casserole.  Remember I am about an easy Thanksgiving menu so wait until you see how to make my simple Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline Topping.  I honestly don’t think it gets much better than this with easy preparation and melt-in-your mouth goodness.

Sweet potato casserole with praline topping is healthy Thanksgiving recipe for easy Thanksgiving menu

Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline Topping from KITCHEN 101 Cookbook

Volunteer to bring this simple and fabulous sweet potato casserole with praline topping dish for your next Thanksgiving meal but don’t save it for only the holidays.  Not only is this probably one of the best sweet potato casseroles, but this is also perfect for easy Thanksgiving menu recipes.  The recipe is so good you will want to eat all year round! Can you believe this yummy sweet potato recipe is one of my healthy Thanksgiving recipes.

Makes 12 (1/2-cup) servings

3 cups cooked mashed peeled sweet potatoes, about 3-4 sweet potatoes
2/3 cup of 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free sweetened condensed milk
2 egg whites
1/4 cup orange juice
Praline Topping (recipe follows)

1. Preheat oven 350°F.  Coat 2-quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In bowl, cream together all ingredients except the topping with potato masher or mixer until blended. Transfer to prepared dish and sprinkle with Praline Topping (see recipe).
3. Bake 40-45 minutes or until thoroughly heated and topping is brown and crumbly.

Praline Topping

2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

1. In bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Stir in butter, vanilla, and pecans until crumbly.

Nutritional info per serving: Calories 274, Calories from Fat 34%, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 12mg, Sodium 87mg, Carbohydrates 42g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Total Sugars 28g, Protein 4g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 other carbohydrate, 2 fat



My Favorite Top Thanksgiving Recipes – Yes, All Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes!

Below you will find my top Thanksgiving recipes for the best EASY THANKSGIVING MENU!  After all, who has time to cook?  I have a couple of new traditional recipe I’ve started including in my healthy Thanksgiving recipes.

Thanksgiving menu recipes like artichoke hearts recipes like stuffed artichoke casserole

Top Easy Thanksgiving Menu Sides For Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

You have to include my Sweet Potato Casserole with Praline Topping but here’s three other “knock it out of the park” easy Thanksgiving menu recipes.  If you haven’t made my Stuffed Artichoke Casserole, OMG! Don’t worry as you put all the ingredients in one dish for an amazing easy Thanksgiving recipe with artichokes.  If you can’t decide between sweet potatoes and cornbread dressing, then wait until you make this unbeatable combination for my Yam Cornbread Dressing!  Plus this is even a diabetic cornbread dressing. Out of oven space?  You’ll love the Wild Rice and Peppers easy recipe packed with flavor and festive colors. Here’s the recipes:

Stuffed Artichoke Casserole from KITCHEN 101

Yam Cornbread Stuffing from Gulf Coast Favorites

Wild Rice and Peppers from Eating Well to Fight Arthritis

Two Top Thanksgiving Bread Recipes Top Easy Thanksgiving Menu Recipes

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I always have extras during the holidays and make my Cranberry Yam Bread and freeze ahead of time.  I pull it out for breakfast but  honestly, we snack on it all day long.  With tart cranberries and sweet yams, this quick Cranberry bread made with Bisquick is one of my favorites year round. There’s nothing easier than my Pull Apart Bread made with crescent rolls.  Make the bread in a festive Bundt pan to really wow your friends and family! Make it head of time and refrigerate to pull out to bake for hot bread.

I always have extras during the holidays and make my Cranberry Yam Bread and freeze ahead of time.  I pull it out for breakfast but  honestly, we snack on it all day long.  With tart cranberries and sweet yams, this quick Cranberry bread made with Bisquick is one of my favorites year round. There’s nothing easier than my Pull Apart Bread made with crescent rolls.  Make the bread in a festive Bundt pan to really wow your friends and family! Make it head of time and refrigerate to pull out to bake for hot bread.

Cranberry Yam Bread from Eating Well Through Cancer

Pull Apart Bread from KITCHEN 101

Thanksgiving CHocolate Pecan Pie with Honey Crunch Topping

Top Thanksgiving Recipes for Dessert: -No Question! My Pecan Pie with Honey Topping

If you like pecan pie, look no further than this bite of decadence. Don’t like to bake?  Pick up a pecan pie or pumpkin pie and just add my Honey Crunch Topping for the best Thanksgiving dessert ever. Can’t wait for you to try my wonderful pie recipes like Pecan Pie with Honey Crunch Topping and Chocolate Pecan Pie from Gulf Coast Favorites




Leftover Turkey from Your Easy Thanksgiving Menu?

And what to do with all of those Thanksgiving Turkey leftovers?! Turkey/Chicken Apricot Rice Salad is a refreshing change up of flavors to that leftover turkey and wild rice.

Throw Out Your Old Pot Holders For these Easy To Use and Easy to Keep Clean Pot Holders
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I have these silicon oven mitts and love them. I think they are easier to grasp hold of the pan and use since they are short. Personally, these are my favorite because they don’t get dirty. My pot holders all look horrible even after I wash them. Theses are inexpensive, easy to store and do the job to pull your Thanksgiving Menu recipes out of the oven!

They also make a cute gift (for yourself).

Plan Your Thanksgiving Menu Recipes For A Healthy Thanksgiving Menu with My Cookbooks

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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2 thoughts on “Top Thanksgiving Recipes, Time-Saving Tips with Healthy Thanksgving Menu

  1. I would say my arthritis probably has the most low salt low carb recipes. In KITCHEN 101 and my arthritis cookbook, I highlight diabetic recipes which is really just the healthiest way to eat. If the recipe meets with the diabetic guidelines, it will be low salt and low carb. KITCHEN 101 has lots of diabetic recipes also. REmember, all books have nutritional information and will be better for you! I am going to have special for Black Friday so make sure you are signed up for my newsletters so you will get it! Happy Thanksgiving, Holly

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