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26 Real Food Thanksgiving Starters, Sides & Desserts

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Thanksgiving is a time for gathering with friends and family to celebrate with a beautiful feast. And what's better than filling your table with gorgeous, vibrant, real food recipes?

To help you plan your menu, today I'm sharing 26 Real Food Thanksgiving Starters, Sides, & Desserts. (p.s. These recipes just happen to be naturally gluten-free and dairy-free, too). Happy Thanksgiving!

26 real food Thanksgiving starters, sides, & desserts. Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free, too!
Simple Lemony White Bean Dip. A perfect, simple dip for Thanksgiving Day!
Pumpkin Hummus, a perfect, simple dip for Thanksgiving Day!
Fall crudites platter, perfect for Thanksgiving Day!

To Start


1 | Simple Lemony White Bean Dip from Real Food Whole Life

2 | Creamy Pumpkin Hummus from Real Food Whole Life

3 | Autumn Crudités Platter from Real Food Whole Life

4 | Easy Sweet & Spicy Nut and Seed Clusters from Real Food Whole Life

5 | Savory Pumpkin Soup from The Natural Nurturer 

6 | Crab Stuffed Mushrooms from Against All Grain

One-Pan Autumn Quinoa Stuffing, perfect for Thanksgiving Day!
Autumn Lentil Salad, perfect for Thanksgiving Day!
Tuscan Pumpkin Pasta, perfect for Thanksgiving Day (or the night before)!

Bring on the Sides


7 | One-Pan Autumn Quinoa from Real Food Whole Life

8 | Autumn Lentil Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing from Real Food Whole Life

9 | Tuscan Pumpkin Pasta from Real Food Whole Life

10 | Warm Kale Salad with Pomegranate with Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes from The Natural Nurturer 

11 | White Bean Mash with Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Yummy Mummy Kitchen 

12 | Roasted Green Beans with Hazelnuts from A Couple Cooks

13 | Balsamic Butternut Kale and Cranberry Panzanella from Cookie & Kate

14 | Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Chives from Kitchen Treaty

15 | Autumn Arugula Salad with Pomegranate Dressing from How Sweet Eats

16 | Favorite Green Salad with Apples and Pepitas from Cookie & Kate

17 | 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce from Running to the Kitchen

18 | Blueberry Cranberry Sauce from Healthy Happy Life

Healthier Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp, perfect for Thanksgiving Day!
Mixed Berry Crisp, perfect for Thanksgiving Day!
Pumpkin Spice Coconut Whipped Cream, perfect for Thanksgiving Day!

Sweets & Treats


19 | Healthier Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp from Real Food Whole Life

20 | Maple Oat Mixed Berry Crisp from Real Food Whole Life

21 | Pumpkin Spice Coconut Whipped Cream from Real Food Whole Life

22 | One-Bowl Apple Cornmeal Muffins from Real Food Whole Life

23 | Pumpkin Pie Mousse Shooters from A Couple Cooks

24 | Pumpkin Pie Mousse from barre3

25 | Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake from Minimalist Baker

26 | Grain- and Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie from Against All Grain

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