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Thanksgiving is a great time to spend time with family and enjoy lots of great food. But sometimes that large meal isn’t too friendly for diets, allergies, or the waistline. If following a paleo lifestyle, some classic turkey day dishes are hard to have since they aren’t caveman friendly. Instead of having grain or dairy heavy dishes at your meal, enjoy these paleo friendly Thanksgiving dishes!
Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
Lee from Fit Foodie Finds has the perfect snack while you wait for your turkey to finish. With only a few ingredients, this bite sized recipe is delicious! Roasting brussels sprouts with bacon gives them a delicious flavor and a perfectly crispy exterior!
Justin and Erica from Real Simple Good also love having yams at their meal. Their recipe for yams is made with all real ingredients! Filled with ghee, seasonal spices, and orange, these yams will make you forget about their non-paleo cousin side dish.
Grain Free Apple and Sausage Stuffing
What is Thanksgiving without the stuffing? Instead of having stuffing filled with processed bread, try this grain free recipe from Keri of Fashionable Foods. Filled with sausage, apples, onions, and almond flour, just one bite of this delicious recipe and you won’t be missing any grains!
Kale, Cauliflower, and Sweet Potato Au Gratin
Caitlin from Foraged Dish loves sharing recipes with real ingredients and her au gratin is no exception. Filled with fall foods such as kale, cauliflower, and sweet potato, this dish gets its mimic of dairy from coconut milk and nutritional yeast. A perfect dairy-free alternative to the classic heavy based au gratin- now you’ll have more room for turkey and dessert!
Having some warm biscuits on the table just seems right- but not if you aren’t eating grains. Instead of serving grain and dairy filled biscuits (whether homemade or store-bought) try this recipe from Rebecca of My Natural Family. Using a combination of alternative flours and coconut milk, Rebecca has created a delicious biscuit that tastes just as great as the original!