Thanksgiving is no time for counting calories. (You’re celebrating the bounty, done.) But why not add as many good-for-you foods as possible to your menu—and your list of things to be grateful for—this year?
Traditional holiday staples, like sweet potatoes and pumpkin, are already full of vitamins and antioxidants.
But we’re taking classic recipes up a notch, adding superfoods like pomegranate, quinoa, goji berries, ginger, and turmeric to the mix, with recipes so delicious you won’t even miss the fried onions on your green bean casserole.
Here are 31 recipes, from hors d’oeuvres to desserts, that will give your Thanksgiving favorites a healthy boost—or introduce you to new dishes that will spice up your nutritious, delicious holiday menu. —Willa Tellekson-Flash
(Photo: Half Baked Harvest)
(Photo: Kale & White Bean Crostini, Camille Styles)
(Photo: Ginger Cardamom Sweet Potatoes, Love & Garnish)
22. Acai Berry Tart
(Photo: Walnut Crusted Pear-Ginger Tart, Produce on Parade)
(Photo: Black Peppercorn + Cranberry Shrub, With Food + Love)