Thanksgiving - food and wellness

Thanksgiving - food and wellness

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favourite holidays…..well except for the ones I’ve worked.

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favourite holidays…..well except for the ones I've worked. It's a day to see family and friends, a time to come together and give thanks for all the blessings you have in your life. And I'm very happy to share some of my favourite Thanksgiving recipes with you today.

One of our family's favourite vegetables are beets and making them in this delicious compote with apples and walnuts will get even the finicky eaters to try this flavorful combination!

It can't be Thanksgiving without Cranberry Sauce, and in our house, you'll always find Cole Slaw on our holiday menu.

Have a Great Holiday, no matter what you serve and remember to count your blessing and be thankful for all you have in your life.

Thanksgiving Recipes

It's easy to make delicious side dishes for Thanksgiving or any time of the year. You'll love these easy to make recipes that will have your guests asking for seconds!

Prep Time

1 hr

Cook Time

50 mins

Total Time

1 hr 50 mins

Course: side-dish cuisine: AmericanKeyword: side dishes, thanksgiving recipes Servings: 16 Calories: 280kcal


Cranberry Sauce

2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries

1 cup of water

1 cup Sugar

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tsp orange zest


Cranberry Sauce

place all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, allow to continue a slow boil for 5 minutes

reduce heat and allow to simmer for 15 minutes, the sauce will thicken

allow to cool for about 20 minutes, then refrigerate overnight.

Cranberry sauce will become jellied when fully chilled

Nutritional Information

Cranberry Sauce

Servings Per Recipe: 11

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 95

% Daily Value *

Total Fat: 0.1g < 1 %

Saturated Fat: 0.0g

Cholesterol: 0mg 0 %

Sodium: < 1mg < 1 %

Potassium: 71mg 2 %

Total Carbohydrates: 24.2g 8 %

Dietary Fiber: 1.5g 6 %

Protein: 0.3g < 1 %

Sugars: 21g

Vitamin A: 63IU

Vitamin C: 15mg

Calcium: 5mg

Iron: 0mg

Thiamin: 0mg

Niacin: 0mg

Vitamin B6: 0mg

Magnesium: 4mg

Folate: 7mcg


6 large sweet potatoes

1/2 cup apple butter

4 tbsp butter

sea salt to taste

1/2 tsp cinnamon optional


Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Apple Butter

Peel and cut sweet potatoes into medium-sized chunks.

Place sweet potatoes in boiling salted water and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender

drain potatoes well and in a mixing bowl add the potatoes and butter and whip until butter is melted.

Add in apple butter, salt, and cinnamon and whip until fully incorporated

place in a serving bowl and serve immediately or keep warm in a 200-degree oven until ready to serve


Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 198Calories from Fat 63

% Daily Value*

Fat 7g11%

Saturated Fat 4g25%

Cholesterol 17mg6%

Sodium 767mg33%

Potassium 690mg20%

Carbohydrates 27g9%

Fibre 4g17%

Sugar 3g3%

Protein 7g14%

Vitamin A 8265IU165%

Vitamin C 15.8mg19%

Calcium 63mg6%

Iron 4.1mg23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2

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