If you love food like we do, you’re probably starting to plan your Thanksgiving menu. Whether you’re heading home to see your family or planning a low-key Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving dinner offers creative foodies the opportunity to put a spin on holiday classics. Need inspiration? Look no further. Let Giant Food’s team of In-Store Nutritionists be your personal menu stylists, so you can focus on the party!
Let’s start with the main attraction. Turkey is the traditional protein dish of the season, but who says a you have to make a whole turkey? Try this Stuffed Turkey Breast for a cheesy, veggie twist on the old classic. Not social media worthy enough? Impress your loved ones with this Squash Tagine with Turkey because what’s more seasonal than eating your Thanksgiving dinner out of a squash? Bonus: It’s easy to make two versions of this dish for anyone at your table who doesn’t eat meat. Just swap turkey for tofu or lose the meat altogether.
Assigned a side dish? Don’t stress! Our take on stuffing uses cranberries, thyme, and sage for a sweet and savory flavor—and comes together in no more than 30 minutes. Our Herbed Bread Stuffing with Cranberries also uses whole grain bread to bump up the fiber. If you’ve been given the role of potato prepper instead, surprise your loved ones with this secret veggie spin on mashed potatoes. Your picky niece or nephew won’t have any idea that there are two full servings of cauliflower in it.
We probably say this 500 times a day, but veggies don’t have to be boring! At Giant Food, we firmly believe that all vegetables are better roasted. If you don’t believe us, you will after you make these Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta Vinaigrette. If you’re still not convinced, take your favorite root vegetables, mix them with pesto, and voila! You’ll be a believer. We can’t forget the fruit, of course. At Thanksgiving, fruit traditionally takes the form of cranberry sauce. Zest yours up with citrus to add a second fruit to your plate.
Save room for dessert and one of the best parts of fall: pumpkin season! With limited added sugar and fiber from oats, these Spiced Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies are a great choice for everyone. Don’t think we forgot fresh, juicy apples either—these adorable apple tartlets let everyone will have their own little pie. Now that’s something we can be thankful for!