Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts

November 18, 2015
entertainment, recipes

Healthy Thanksgiving Desserts - Joy of Mom


When we gather together with family, time is always precious. And we want it to slow down just a bit to take it all in. Thanksgiving is one of those times. Your mom’s warm smile as you put the finishing touches on a recipe that’s been passed down for generations. Your kids racing to the door to welcome everyone who walks through it. The aroma of your Thanksgiving feast filling your home. And the gratefulness of it all when sitting around the table with your most favorite people in the world.

We wanted to share a few of our favorite healthy and wholesome recipes to share with your family and friends this holiday season.

One. These Chia Seed Peanut Butter Superfood Cookies from Yummy Mummy Kitchen are chock full of nutrition, and gluten free! Filled with peanut butter, oats, and chia seeds, these cookies are guilt-free but definitely delicious enough to serve at Thanksgiving!

Two. There are so many dishes that need to take up space in our ovens for Thanksgiving. We love the idea of a healthy, no-cake dessert! This apple and grape medley from Skinny Taste is filled with crisp apples, delicious grapes and crushed walnuts topped with a sweet creamy sauce.

Three. This pumpkin pie pudding from Popsugar has a secret ingredient: avocadoes! There’s also high-protein silken tofu hidden in the pudding, making this recipe incredibly healthy and nutritional.

Four. Nothing says “fall” and “Thanksgiving” like cranberries! This cranberry-pecan loaf from An Edible Mosaic is paleo! This loaf is grain-free, moist, dense, and absolutely beautiful! The color of the cranberries makes this loaf look irresistible.

Five. Peanut Butter Cups are scrumptious, especially when they’re healthy! These little treats from Dashing Dish are filled with almond milk, low-fat Greek yogurt, protein powder and stevia! All of the taste, with a fraction of the calories.

Six. Want to have the taste of apple pie without having to eat a big slice of sugar? These apple pie oatmeal cookies from Amy’s Healthy Baking are made with whole wheat flour, instant oats, coconut oil, agave, and a whole bunch of other great ingredients! [I checked the link and it works fine for me. What browser are you using? Or are you on your phone?]

This year, when you share that special meal with the ones you love, you will know that you are only giving them the best. The best food, yes, but also the best love, laughter, and gratefulness that this holiday brings.

We wish you and yours a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving season brimming full of family, friends, and new treasured memories!


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