Nov 22, 2011

Healthy Thanksgiving Challenge Recipe Roundup

When I first started the Healthy Thanksgiving Challenge, I was a little worried that no one would participate. Silly me! I’m thrilled to report that 26 bloggers contributed amazing recipes. And many others offered kind words (and tweets) of support. I’m gratified to know that there is so much interest in making Thanksgiving a more heart-healthy holiday. So a big thank-you to all of you.

I’m posting the roundup now to make sure people can use this as a menu planning resource. I will add new entries here as they come in up to the day before Thanksgiving. The day after T-Day, I’ll announce the winner of the book giveaways (one blogger and one commenter will have the choice of Myra Kornfeld’s The Healthy Hedonist Holidays or Vegan Holiday Kitchen by Nava Atlas.)

UPDATE: The winners were Valentina from Cooking on the Weekends and a commenter named FridayDelights!

With no further adieu, here are the recipes! The photos are linked to the original posts, so click away. I’ve also included three recipes I developed for the Challenge, and the ones from my two guest posters, so everything is in one place. Enjoy.

Pumpkin gingerbread

Whole Grain Pumpkin Gingerbread from Texanerin Baking

Vegan apple pear pie

Vegan apple pear pie from What's Cooking Good Looking

roasted-garlic

Roasted Garlic from Eating Rules

Apple Yam Soup

Apple Yam Soup from Cooking on the Weekends

sweet potato casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole Gratin Style from The Healthy Foodie

Apple Strudel

Gluten-free Apple Strudel from The Healthy Apple

Collard greens with almonds

Collard Greens With Almonds from Savvy Eats

Pumpkin Celebration Bread

Pumpkin Celebration Bread from Wonderland Kitchen

Pumpkin salad

Pumpkin Salad from Love Food Eat

Roasted Brussels sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Steph Chows

Fiesta salad

Fiesta Dip from Steph Chows

mashed lima beans with red pepper sauce

Mashed Lima Beans with Red Pepper Sauce from Sweet Potato Soul

Green bean casserole

Healthy Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole from Veggie Num Num

Rosemary parsnip protein mash

Rosemary Parsnip Protein Mash from Rebel Grrl Kitchen

oatmeal pumpkin spice cookies

Oatmeal Pumpkin Spice Cookies from Feastie

quinoa bake

Quinoa Bake from Lukas Volger

Stuffed carnival squash

Stuffed Carnival Squash from The Vegan Chickpea

cranberry sauce

Cranberry Sauce from Catch a Falling Anise Star

Savory root vegetable crumble

Savory Root Vegetable Crumble from Tasty Easy Healthy Green

Black bean millet sweet potato casserole

Black Bean Millet Sweet Potato Casserole from The Taste Space

Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Galette
mint and apple stuffed acorn squash

Mint and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash from Food Blogga

brussels sprouts with sherry mustard vinaigrette

Brussels Sprouts with Sherry-Mustard Vinaigrette from What Would Cathy Eat?

wild ricepilaf with butternut squash, cranberries and pecans

Wild Rice Pilaf with Butternut Squash from What Would Cathy Eat?

Braised red cabbage with beets

Braised Red Cabbage with Beets and Leeks from What Would Cathy Eat?

Arugula persimmon salad

Arugula Persimmon Salad from Yum Kid

Pumpkin bisque

Pumpkin Bisque from Eat Well, Live Free

Sweet Potato Souffle

Sweet Potato Souffle from With Style and Grace

Fruit and vegetable medley

Fruit and Vegetable Medley from You Can't Eat What

quinoa stuffing

Quinoa Stuffing from Jolly Tomato

Whole Grain Pumpkin Gingerbread from Texanerin BakingVegan apple pear pie from What's Cooking Good LookingRoasted Garlic from Eating RulesApple Yam Soup from Cooking on the WeekendsSweet Potato Casserole Gratin Style from The Healthy FoodieGluten-free Apple Strudel from The Healthy AppleCollard Greens With Almonds from Savvy EatsPumpkin Celebration Bread from Wonderland KitchenPumpkin Salad from Love Food EatRoasted Brussels Sprouts from Steph ChowsFiesta Dip from Steph ChowsMashed Lima Beans with Red Pepper Sauce from Sweet Potato SoulHealthy Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole from Veggie Num NumRosemary Parsnip Protein Mash from Rebel Grrl KitchenOatmeal Pumpkin Spice Cookies from FeastieQuinoa Bake from Lukas VolgerStuffed Carnival Squash from The Vegan ChickpeaCranberry Sauce from Catch a Falling Anise StarSavory Root Vegetable Crumble from Tasty Easy Healthy GreenBlack Bean Millet Sweet Potato Casserole from The Taste SpaceButternut Squash, Caramelized Onion and Mushroom GaletteMint and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash from Food BloggaBrussels Sprouts with Sherry-Mustard Vinaigrette from What Would Cathy Eat?Wild Rice Pilaf with Butternut Squash from What Would Cathy Eat?Braised Red Cabbage with Beets and Leeks from What Would Cathy Eat?Arugula Persimmon Salad from Yum KidPumpkin Bisque from Eat Well, Live FreeSweet Potato Souffle from With Style and GraceFruit and Vegetable Medley from You Can't Eat WhatQuinoa Stuffing from Jolly Tomato
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Comments

  • ooo so MANY ideas!! Thanks so much for the roundup I love it!

  • I’m thrilled to be included, Cathy! So many gorgeous, inspiring recipes here. (I’m new to the concept of vegetarianism that is also genuinely healthy – I’d would have thought the two would go together automatically, but in fact they often don’t.) I’d love to try them – one thing, is it possible to provide link to the recipes/blogs shown? (Or I could use Google, I know.)

  • Oh wait – we’re sent to the blog by double-clicking the photo. In the words of Emily Litella, “Never mind”.

  • SO happy I could contribute to your event Cathy :) Thank you!

  • whatwouldcathyeat

    Yes Janice, the links should work. Sorry the mechanism isn’t more apparent, bit it’s a miracle I was able to figure out the slideshow thing at all – I’m so proud of my technical ability here!

  • Once I figured it out, I was duly impressed (I wouldn’t know how to do it. I’m just mastering making a word or phrase into a link.) One suggestion I have is to add the line “To see the recipes double-click photos” or somesuch, either the end of the post or above the photos themselves (Maybe in italics?) For the simple minded folks like me. (Fortunately I no longer need to read the instructions on the shampoo bottle.)

  • Cathy, You did an amazing job! This is such a fabulous hub here for stellar healthy food. I’ve sent it to all my carnies and veggies alike. Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of it! Jillena

  • Thanks for including Wonderland Kitchen in your super-cool presentation, Cathy. I still feel new the community, so it’s also lovely to be introduced to the work of so many great bloggers.

  • Cathy! I would have joined if I knew about this! Sorry it took me forever to get here. It was nice meeting you at IFBC. Awesome roundup! So much good food. Nom!

  • What a phenomenally festive assortment of recipes! I’ll be adding many of them to my faves. I’m happy I was a part of your first successful hosting event, Cathy. I’m sure it’s the delicious first of many. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Wow, what an amazing roundup. This is a great collection of recipes, right here! And great job on putting everything together, Cathy!

    Thanks again for inviting me, I am truly honored to be a part of this challenge.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  • whatwouldcathyeat

    My pleasure, Sonia. Your recipe was one of the star players in the Challenge.

  • Wow! How many people are you feeding?! Looks wonderful!

  • Such a fun round-up, Cathy! I hope you’re doing it again next year. =)

  • loved being a part of this — ALL of the recipes look delicious!

  • I’m def having a healthy thanksgiving next year! I’m still stuffed and now sick! I hope you do it again next year.

  • also, I wondered did you announce the prize recipients? I’m not one of them, obviously or else I’d know about it by now, but it’ll be fun to see who was – or is that tucked into another post and I missed it? (Always a possibility with me.)

  • whatwouldcathyeat

    Sorry, I contacted the winners but forgot to mention them in the post. That has been corrected. The winners were Valentina from Cooking on the Weekends and a commenter named FridayDelights. Hope they enjoy the books.

  • I am truly honored to receive one of those amazing cookbook, Cathy. Thanks & Have a Happy New Year!!

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