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healthy-thanksgiving-recipes
Wellness
Published Wednesday Oct 30, 2019 by Celeste Thomas

4 Healthy Thanksgiving Day Swaps

Food
Recipes
Drink

Want all the Thanksgiving nostalgia without any of the guilt? We’ve got four healthy holiday swaps to provide you (and even your Great Grandma) with all the flavors sans refined sugar, dairy, and gluten! Feel nourished not bloated after swapping out this appetizer, side dish, dessert, and cocktail recipes for a better-for-you version. Now you can literally have your pumpkin pie, and eat it too.

APPETIZER
Sweet Potato Mousse Bites 

Enjoy your favorite Thanksgiving food in one bite! Great as a last-minute, healthy appetizer, this unique dish will be a crowd-pleaser, that’s for sure. 

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APPETIZER
Sweet Potato Mousse Bites 

Enjoy your favorite Thanksgiving food in one bite! Great as a last-minute, healthy appetizer, this unique dish will be a crowd-pleaser, that’s for sure. 

SIDE DISH
Herbed Cauliflower Gratin

With the endless side dish options on the big day, it’s time to add a new, healthy showstopper to the menu. Whip this up for a healthier (but equally as tasty) dish on the big day. 

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SIDE DISH
Herbed Cauliflower Gratin

With the endless side dish options on the big day, it’s time to add a new, healthy showstopper to the menu. Whip this up for a healthier (but equally as tasty) dish on the big day. 

DESSERT
Mini Pumpkin Pies 

Now, you can make everything you love about creamy, homemade pumpkin piein a smaller portion. Plus, how cute would these look on your Thanksgiving table this year? 

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DESSERT
Mini Pumpkin Pies 

Now, you can make everything you love about creamy, homemade pumpkin piein a smaller portion. Plus, how cute would these look on your Thanksgiving table this year? 

DRINKS
Saucy Apple Cocktail

The perfect fall libation, this drink can be served chilled with ice or warm in a mug. Easy and delicious, you can also make it non-alcoholic for the whole family! 

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DRINKS
Saucy Apple Cocktail

The perfect fall libation, this drink can be served chilled with ice or warm in a mug. Easy and delicious, you can also make it non-alcoholic for the whole family! 

Celeste Thomas
Written by
Celeste Thomas
Holistic Skincare Expert
About the author
Celeste Thomas is a registered nurse and holistic skincare expert. Her genetically acne-prone skin is the vehicle for her devout exploration into the ever-evolving skincare industry. Celeste utilizes her medical expertise, passion for holistic wellness, and her constant quest for knowledge to meticulously comb through the noise to find what truly works. Celeste aims to inspire unconditional skin confidence on her instagram @thetruespoon and blog The True Spoon through skin education, #eattoglow recipes, and more.
dairy-free cheese healthy recipes
Wellness
Published Wednesday Jan 22, 2020 by Mckenzie Hathaway

Not Too Cheesy: Vegan "Cheese" Recipes That Taste Like The Real Thing

Recipes
Food
Nutrition

We all love cheese. And if you don’t love cheese, well, you just haven’t found the right kind for you. If you’re unlucky like me, however, cheese does not like you. Thankfully, we live in 2020, where plant-based cheese recipes are alive and well.

I have been dairy-free for a few years, and cheese is truly the food group I miss the most. As much as we try, we sometimes just can’t get vegan cheese to taste like the real thing. So, I recruited my dairy-loving, cow-consuming friends to be my taste-testers. Their brutal honesty helped me create some “fake” cheese that can actually compete with the real stuff.

Goat "Cheese" Ball

Did you know you can make mouth-watering “fake” cheese with macadamia nuts? Yes, macadamia nuts. If you’re craving that creamy consistency but your stomach isn’t down for dairy, try out this recipe inspired by Simple Vegan Blog

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Goat "Cheese" Ball

Did you know you can make mouth-watering “fake” cheese with macadamia nuts? Yes, macadamia nuts. If you’re craving that creamy consistency but your stomach isn’t down for dairy, try out this recipe inspired by Simple Vegan Blog

Nacho "Cheese" Sauce

I know what you’re thinking: is this real? Is it too good to be true? No nuts, no fat, and it tastes good? You’re in for a treat. No one can tell the difference between this recipe and their favorite gooey cheese sauce. This recipe makes a lot of sauce, so be ready to share and shock your dairy-loving friends.

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Nacho "Cheese" Sauce

I know what you’re thinking: is this real? Is it too good to be true? No nuts, no fat, and it tastes good? You’re in for a treat. No one can tell the difference between this recipe and their favorite gooey cheese sauce. This recipe makes a lot of sauce, so be ready to share and shock your dairy-loving friends.

Sweet Potato Mac N' "Cheese"

Feeling some cheesy FOMO? Get your macaroni and cheese fix with this deliciously dairy-free recipe inspired by Forks Over Knives. Enjoy all the creamy goodness with ingredients like cashews, turmeric, sweet potatoes, and gluten-free pasta. Yum! 

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Sweet Potato Mac N' "Cheese"

Feeling some cheesy FOMO? Get your macaroni and cheese fix with this deliciously dairy-free recipe inspired by Forks Over Knives. Enjoy all the creamy goodness with ingredients like cashews, turmeric, sweet potatoes, and gluten-free pasta. Yum! 

"Cheese" Potato Fries 

The perfect side dish to go with your Impossible burger, these “cheese” potato fries will definitely take you to flavor-town. Whip up the sauce with cannellini beans, yeast, apple cider vinegar, and just add some seasonings to the potatoes for a healthy alternative to a classic meal. 

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"Cheese" Potato Fries 

The perfect side dish to go with your Impossible burger, these “cheese” potato fries will definitely take you to flavor-town. Whip up the sauce with cannellini beans, yeast, apple cider vinegar, and just add some seasonings to the potatoes for a healthy alternative to a classic meal. 

Mckenzie Hathaway MINDBODY
Written by
Mckenzie Hathaway
Media & PR Specialist
About the author
From working at a fashion magazine to taking on the tech industry, Mckenzie is passionate about all things Public Relations. Outside of the office, you will find her trail running, swimming in the ocean, or creating plant-based recipes as she heals her body from autoimmune diseases.