Paleo Thanksgiving Inspiration

Monday November 19, 2012
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No menu plan this week, Thanksgiving and my daughter’s 9th birthday are coming, so my culinary efforts are focused on those two events.

Thankfully, I am not *in charge* of Thanksgiving, but will be providing some Paleo-rific sides to the Thanksgiving feast.   If you are looking for side dishes to round out your Thanksgiving table, maybe one of these recipes will strike a cord with you.

Lemon Brussel Sprouts
By Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations

This version is cooked in the skillet on the stovetop, leaving your oven free for your bird.

 

 

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
By Multiply Delicious 

Brussel Sprouts + Bacon = Heaven.

Nom Nom Paleo has a similar recipe as well.

 

 

Roasted Vegetables
From Southern Living

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roasted Butternut Squash
By Sweet Peas & Pumpkins

A healthier alternative to the classic roasted potatoes.

 

 

 

Balsamic & Parmsean Roasted Cauliflower
By Eating Well

Skip the cheese if you are strict.  Otherwise live a little and discover how delicious cauliflower can be.

 

 

 

 

Sauteed Mushrooms
By Blog Chef

I’ve never thought of mushrooms as a thanksgiving dish, but holy heck, these are divine.

 

 

Roasted Asparagus
by Simply Recipes

 

 

 

 

Bacon Basil Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
By PaleOMG

 

 

 

 

Salads

 Broccoli Salad
By Paleo Diet Lifestyle

Very similar to one of my favorite holiday dishes growing up, minus the sugar.   Easy to make ahead, just make sure you have a batch of Paleo Mayo on hand.

 

 

Asian Broccoli Salad
By Multiply Delicious

An Asian twist on a perennial favorite.

 

 

 

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
By Paleo Diet Lifestyle

This dressing is so delicious, it goes perfectly over whatever salad you throw together. Other yummy dressing options on this page as well.

Even more delicious salad dressings can be found on Mark’s Daily Apple.

 

Raspberry Spinach Salad
By Paleo Diet Lifestyle

 

 

 

 

Sweet Potato Salad with Chili Lime Dressing
By Gluten Free Foodie

 

 

 

Deviled eggs are delicious whether you make them in the classic style or if you fancy them up with things like bacon and avocado.  They are also a good make-ahead meal.

Old Fashioned Deviled Eggs
By Me

 

 

 

 

Bacon Avocado Deviled Eggs
By Me

 

 

 


You can find even more inspiration from some of these well known bloggers:

The Food Lover’s Kitchen — Paleo Thanksgiving Feast

Everyday Paleo — Thanksgiving 2012

Paleo OMG — Thanksgiving Recipe Round-up

Clothes Make the Girl – 10 Paleo Thanksgiving Sides

Paleo Diet Lifestyle – Paleo Thanksgiving Dishes

Wishing you and yours a peaceful thanksgiving celebration!

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The Meanest Momma
A mom of three, living in Northern Virginia, who loves her kids and enjoys chronicling their semi-frugal adventures.

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