With Thanksgiving around the corner, grocery stores are stocked with packaged seasonal products. The holidays, of course, are a time for indulgence and your favorite treats, but we believe that you can still enjoy Thanksgiving while being confident in the quality of the products you buy. This week’s Trash Panda Tuesday is focused on the basics for your healthy Thanksgiving dinner, plus we have a recipe for homemade Sweet Potato Casserole you won't want to miss!
All the necessities you need for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner!
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Back to the Basics
Edward & Sons Organic Homestyle Mashed Potatoes
The simplicity of these Edward & Sons Organic Mashed Potatoes is perfect to satisfy your Thanksgiving dinner needs. The recipe is made with all organic, whole ingredients, and is the perfect side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner!
Primal Kitchen No Dairy Classic Gravy
Primal Kitchen is always a go-to for us when it comes to condiments, and this dairy-free classic gravy is perfect. All you have to do is heat it up and enjoy the delicious flavor!
365 Riced Cauliflower Stuffing
Whole Foods Market offers great options when it comes to stuffing, this Riced Cauliflower Stuffing is a great option for you and your family to enjoy. It is just like homemade, only with less hassle—plus it’s paleo-friendly, grain-free, gluten-free, and vegan!
Kevin's Paleo Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Kevin’s Paleo Mashed Sweet Potatoes are both delicious, and can be ready in as little as 5 minutes! The simple recipe uses whole sweet potatoes, and other natural ingredients, they are perfect topped with some marshmallows!
Appalachian Naturals Organic Cranberry Sauce
This Appalachian Naturals jarred cranberry sauce has the taste of a homemade cranberry sauce, but the easy preparation of a jar. This cranberry sauce would be the perfect topping for your turkey!
The Ultimate Pairing
The Village Piemaker Pumpkin Pie
The Village Piemaker has some of the best-tasting frozen pies on the market. Not only are they delicious on their own, but this pumpkin pie paired with an organic ice-cream or whipped cream, you have the perfect after-dinner Thanksgiving dessert!
Van Leeuwen Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
This Van Leeuwen Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is the perfect topping for both homemade and store-bought pies, like the Wholly Wholesome one. This ice cream is delicious, and made with awesome ingredients!
The Perfect Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe
Trash Panda Approved Sweet Potato Casserole (serves 12)
4 medium Sweet Potatoes
3/4 stick Grass-Fed Butter, softened or melted
2 Pastured Eggs, whisked
1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/3 cup Almond Flour
1/4 cup Grass-fed Butter (cold, diced)
1/3 cup Coconut Sugar
1 cup Chopped Pecans
Instructions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Rinse and scrub the sweet potatoes, then pat dry and place them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Roast the whole potatoes in the oven for about an hour or until cooked through, then set them aside to cool. Once cooled, remove the peel from the potatoes and discard.
Decrease the oven temperature to 325 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine the ingredients for the base: sweet potatoes, butter, eggs, maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Spread mixture into a 13 x 9 inch casserole dish.
To make the topping, combine the almond flour, butter, and coconut sugar in a separate bowl and cut together with a pastry cutter or fork. Once mixed, stir in the chopped pecans.
Sprinkle the topping evenly over the casserole, then bake for 30-40 minutes.
If needed, to brown the topping once it's cooked, turn the oven up to broil for a few minutes. Make sure to keep the oven open a bit and watch it like a hawk to make sure it doesn't burn!
Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving. We hope this list makes your grocery shopping for Thanksgiving a little bit easier. Remember to check the ingredient labels and use the Trash Panda app to help locate the healthier options when shopping!