Thanksgiving is only 1 week away! Ahh! Do you have your menu planned yet? Are there certain family recipes or favorite dishes that you make every year?
In my family, we do have our favorites, but we tend to veer off the beaten path and experiment with many variations on the traditional Thanksgiving side dishes and desserts. (The turkey is the only constant!) And honestly, I couldn’t be more thankful to have a family who is so willing to try new things and play around with new recipes! I think God knew I would need very flexible eaters in my life. 🙂 It not only allows me to be very creative in the kitchen, but also gives me freedom to find healthy substitutions to accommodate a wide range of dietary restrictions over the years (all thanks to yours truly)!
After years of gluten-free and Paleo Thanksgivings, we celebrated our first totally AIP Thanksgiving last year – free of grain, nuts, seeds, dairy, soy, sugar, legumes, nightshades, and eggs. Although the list of foods to avoid made it seem like we were destined for a pretty sad holiday meal, it actually turned out to be our favorite Thanksgiving dinner to date! (To view our menu, check out this post.) And one of the standout side dish recipes was this AIP Thanksgiving Stuffing, which I created last year and couldn’t wait to share with you ever since! Today is the day! Get ready for a LEGIT herbed bread-like stuffing made from AIP pumpkin biscuits, colorful veggies, and nutritious bone broth! Now that’s something to be thankful for!