5 Sugar Free Thanksgiving Recipes
These 5 sugar free Thanksgiving recipes show that you and your family can enjoy very tasty dishes and have the healthy advantage of having them be sugar free as well. That is an important feature if any of the family or guests are diabetic, but everyone can benefit at Thanksgiving from delicious dishes that do not contain sugar, butter, cream, marshmallows, or other fattening and sugary additions. Cranberries, for instance, have dozens of antioxidants. Sweet potatoes contain an abundant amount of vitamins A and C, beta carotene, fiber, and potassium. Pumpkin is low in fat and calories and yet has vitamins A and C, beta carotene, and potassium. Therefore, Thanksgiving can be a very healthy and sugar free eating event.
Cranberry Filled Sugar Free Acorn Squash
- 4 small acorn squash
- 8 Tbsp. margarine or butter
- 8 Tbsp. honey
- Can (16 ounces) whole berry cranberry sauce.
- Wash and dry squash.
- Cook in microwave oven, uncovered, for fifteen minutes. until soft.
- Let stand five minutes.
- Cut squash in half and remove seeds.
- Place cut side up in shallow microwave-safe baking dish.
- Add a little salt.
- Put one Tbsp. butter or margarine and one Tbsp. honey in each half.
- Bake, uncovered, in microwave four minutes or until butter melts.
- Spread honey-butter over squash with a spoon or brush.
- Put a spoonful of cranberry sauce in each half.
Baked Sweet Potato Thanksgiving Casserole
- 3 large sweet potatoes
- 6 ounces non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 pound bacon (chopped and cooked into crumbles)
- 8 ounces 2% sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese
- 1 green onion (sliced thin)
- Salt and pepper
- Bake potatoes at 400F for approx. one hour and fifteen minutes and let them cool down.
- In a large bowl combine yogurt, 2/3 of the cheddar, cream cheese, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Cut cooled potatoes in half and scoop out the flesh.
- Combine potatoes and yogurt mixture.
- Put mixture into pie dish or casserole.
- Smooth the top and cover with bacon, onion, and rest of cheddar cheese.
- Bake at 350F for about twenty minutes until warm and crusty.
Mashed Cauliflower Sugar Free Thanksgiving Side Dish
- 1 or 2 Tbsp. organic unrefined coconut oil or butter
- 1 large onion (chopped)
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 1/2 tsp. ginger root (grated)
- 1 cauliflower (chopped)
- 1/4 cup water
- Sea salt
- Lemon juice
- Saute onion, garlic, and ginger in coconut oil or butter.
- Add cauliflower and water.
- Simmer or pressure cook until tender.
- Add sea salt and lemon juice.
Sugar Free Thanksgiving Chocolate Cookies (makes one dozen)
- 1/4 cup canned evaporated milk
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 Tbsp. liquid sweetener
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup wheat germ
- /2 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
- Combine milk and butter in small saucepan.
- Heat gently until butter melts.
- Stir in sweetener and vanilla, mixing well.
- Stir in cocoa powder until dissolved.
- Remove from heat.
- Add wheat germ and nuts. Stir well.
- Drop by heaping teaspoon on wax-paper-lined tray.
Pear Apple Sugar Free Thanksgiving Cake (a square is only 90 calories)
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup unbleached flour
- 1/2 cup regular oatmeal (not instant)
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 cup low fat buttermilk
- 1 pear and 1 apple (peeled and cut into slices)
- In electric mixer bowl beat oil, honey, and egg until well mixed.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Beat until smooth.
- Pour batter into 9x12 pan that has been lightly misted with cooking spray.
- Bake about a half hour. Test with toothpick for doneness.