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Thanksgiving Dinner

Holiday Recipes and More!

Herb-Roasted Turkey
Contemplating which turkey recipe to use this Thanksgiving? Look no further!

Sage Stuffing
A stuffing recipe that’s on the healthier side but will still thrill your guests!

Creamy Cheesy Cauliflower
Serve this creamy side dish alongside your turkey this Thanksgiving.

Food and Meal Planning This November

Creamy Cheesy Cauliflower

One-Day Meal Plan
Enjoy Thanksgiving food to the
fullest without sabotaging your
health efforts.

See Meal Plan >>

Holiday Desserts

Video: Holiday Desserts
Tips for fitting in dessert around the holidays from Michael Marks, Your Produce Man.

Watch Video >>

Turkey Soup

On-The-Go Tips
Use Thanksgiving leftovers to your advantage. It’ll save you time and money!


Navigating the Thanksgiving Feast

We all know that food tends to be front and center on Thanksgiving Day. Between the appetizers, turkey, rich side dishes and desserts, the calories can add up quickly—and so can the carbohydrates!

If you have diabetes or are trying to manage your weight, don’t let food stress you out this holiday season. You can still enjoy Thanksgiving dinner and even some dessert (since it’s a special occasion). Read on for simple tips to create a healthy plate this Thanksgiving.


Herb Roasted Turkey

Fitting in Holiday Desserts

Thanksgiving is a special occasion, so it’s perfectly fine if you want to enjoy a small portion of your favorite holiday dessert.

Wondering how to make it fit with your plan without disrupting your blood glucose levels? The trick is not to add extra carbohydrates from sweets to your meal. Instead, substitute a portion of dessert for another carbohydrate-containing food. Here are some examples of how to do it.



Pumpkin Pie

More Foodie and Quick Recipes

What’s your style? Choose between our delicious Foodie and Quick Recipes—whatever suits your taste and your timeline today. Many of these dishes are also gluten-free!

This month, we’ve got a great line-up of recipes! Choose between our Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies or Quinoa Dessert Pudding, Pumpkin Panna Cotta or Scrumptious Pumpkin Bread, Cinnamon Roasted Pears or Pear and Goat Cheese Tarts, and Green Bean Casserole or Stuffed Acorn Squash—all great dishes for your holiday celebration this year!

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Green Bean Casserole

Grocery List

Having a list when you go to the grocery store is an important time-saver. It’s even more helpful when someone else makes it for you!

Don’t forget to check out the grocery list for this month’s One-Day Meal Plan. It’ll make shopping faster and easier. Just print a copy and off you go!

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Grocery List

Photo credit: Herb-Roasted Turkey and Creamy Cheesy Cauliflower from The Family Classics Diabetes Cookbook. Taran Z Photography.

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