Simple Healthy Dinner Ideas For Thanksgiving | Herbal Goodness

Togetherness is the centerpiece of a happy Thanksgiving. In fact, Thanksgiving is one of those rare times of year when teens, adults and seniors forego excuses when it comes to making it home. To begin, there are the familiar family favorite dishes, foods like sweet potato casseroles, seasoned collard greens and mouth watering mashed potatoes. If your family has a relative who loves trying new healthy Thanksgiving recipes when it comes to getting creative in the kitchen, your kinsfolk might show up on Thanksgiving to see you and to get a bite of those new dishes. Who knows? 

Get Creative With Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

You might be the Thanksgiving dish innovator in your family. This year, add more healthy Thanksgiving recipes and easy Thanksgiving recipes to your meal offerings. If you and your family love collard greens, broccoli, cranberries and cherries, you may love the healthy Thanksgiving recipes shared in this article. Another reason to love these healthy Thanksgiving recipes is because they are made with plant-based, non-GMO Herbal Goodness herbs, supplements and extracts. 

This is an easy way to a healthy Thanksgiving dinner. Looking to save time while you're preparing a healthy Thanksgiving dinner for a dozen or more people? Call your brothers, sisters, cousins and other relatives. Ask each person to prepare one of the easy Thanksgiving recipes and bring it to the home where your family is gathering for Thanksgiving dinner this year. 

Better yet, invite those who are cooking to your home one to two days before Thanksgiving. Play favorite songs as background entertainment while you and your relatives cook as a team. Shop for ingredients for your healthy Thanksgiving dinner a week or more before the autumn holiday. For example, you can stock up on non-GMO organic Herbal Goodness ingredients online. Make a note to shop early so your Herbal Goodness organic ingredients arrive at your house early. 

Here are more tips on ways to enjoy a happy and healthy Thanksgiving dinner: 

  • Make Thanksgiving decorations made by the kids in your family a part of your overall holiday decorations
  • Start cooking with organic Herbal Goodness herbs, collard greens, sweet potatoes and pastas early
  • Invite family, friends and neighbors over to enjoy healthy Thanksgiving recipes
  • Add a virtual option to this year's healthy Thanksgiving dinner. For example, you could connect with in-laws and extended family by uploading a virtual app to your wide screen television and sharing family stories, jokes and recently experienced successes on Thanksgiving day. If you live television free, consider calling extended family and chatting for a few minutes with the phone set to "speaker" so everyone can hear and join the conversation.
  • Place your dining table near a window to invite natural light inside your home while your family creates precious memories this Thanksgiving.
  • Make easy Thanksgiving recipes with non-GMO Herbal Goodness herbs and extracts.
  • Actually sit down and enjoy dining on the meal that you helped to prepare this Thanksgiving. 

Happy Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Depending on whether you want to cook a main dinner dish or a Thanksgiving dessert, you'll want to go with certain ingredients. For instance, to get a fruity flavor, you could use Herbal Goodness guava liquid extract. Main dish ingredients range from Herbal Goodness papaya leaf extract to bamboo leaf extract. And, now for those healthy Thanksgiving recipes. 

Cranberry Casserole1

This casserole takes about 20 minutes to prepare. Ingredients for this first of our easy Thanksgiving recipes calls for 1 cup apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon Herbal Goodness liquid guava extract, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of cloves, 8 chopped dried figs, 1 cup of diced Granny Smith apples and 12 ounces of fresh cranberries. Feel free to use two cans of cranberries, if you're short on time. 

Cook the apple cider vinegar and brown sugar in a skillet. Add in the Herbal Goodness liquid guava extract, cinnamon sticks, apples, cloves, figs and cranberries. Cook until soft which should take about 15 minutes. Place in a decorative serving dish. 

Tangy Collard Greens

For this Thanksgiving recipe, clean a pound of collard greens. Really clean the collard greens, running them under fresh water. Cut the greens and place them into a large pot of water. Add in 2 cups of chicken broth, 1 tablespoon of Herbal Goodness papaya liquid extract and two tablespoons of seasoned salt. You can also use 1 tablespoon of plain salt and 1 tablespoon of pepper. 

In a separate saucepan, add 2 tablespoons of oil, cook three strips of sliced bacon and 2 large ham hocks. Cook until the meat produces a seasoned liquid. Pour the liquid into the pot of collard greens. Add in the ham hocks. After the collard greens have been cooking for 45 minutes, add in 1/4 cup of white vinegar. Cook the greens until they are tender.

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

For this Thanksgiving recipe, you need 1 pound of fresh broccoli florets. To make this one of the easy Thanksgiving recipes, get 6 bags of 12 ounce broccoli florets. Other ingredients are 1 tablespoon of Herbal Goodness bamboo leaf liquid extract, 2 teaspoons of margarine and 2 cups of shredded mild cheddar cheese. 

Cook the broccoli in a large pot of boiling water. Drain and place in a baking pan. Stir the shredded cheese and Herbal Goodness bamboo leaf liquid extract in the broccoli. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the broccoli casserole is well blended, the cheese melted. 

Cherry Ice Cream Treat

Here are the ingredients for this Thanksgiving dessert. Get 4 cups of pitted cherries, 1/2 cup of white sugar, 1/2 cup of margarine, 1 tablespoon of Herbal Goodness guava liquid extract and 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup flour. In a large saucepan, cook the sugar, margarine, flour and Herbal Goodness guava liquid extract. Stir well. Add in the cherries and cook until well blended. Serve a scoop of this cherry treat over a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

Organic Ingredients For Happy Thanksgiving Recipes

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Cooking with healthy Thanksgiving recipes is one way to demonstrate to your family how much you care about them. It's also a way to start becoming known as the healthy all-star cook in the family. After all, it's easy to enjoy dining on healthy dishes when you love the way that the food taste. You just might encourage your family and friends to start eating more healthy meals throughout the year, not just when they stop by your home on Thanksgiving day. 

It's not too late to start keeping up with deals, gift card details and new liquid herbal extracts at Herbal Goodness. Simply sign up for the Herbal Goodness newsletter, and you could discover welcomed deals on plant-based non-GMO products. With Thanksgiving right around the corner,  you can start shopping for ingredients for easy Thanksgiving recipes and especially healthy Thanksgiving recipes today. 

The good news is that Herbal Goodness' organic, non-GMO liquid extracts have a long shelf life. More good news is that Herbal Goodness' organic herbal liquid extracts come in a variety of types, including papaya leaf, bamboo, moringa and guava. As a tip, guava offers a fruity flavor that can work well with Thanksgiving desserts. Click here to get Herbal Goodness organic papaya leaf, graviola, guava, moringa, bamboo and guayusa liquid extracts. 

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  1. The Modern Proper. 40 Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes. Accessed September 24, 2020.