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33 Recipes For A Paleo Thanksgiving

Bacon-wrapped turkey should silence the haters.


The Paleo diet is built around the principle of "eating the way our ancestors ate." It can get confusing, and there are some grey areas , but for the most part, these are the rules:

NOT PALEO: Dairy, grains, processed sugars, white potatoes, legumes*, alcohol.

PALEO APPROVED: Meat, seafood, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, healthy fats, certain unprocessed sweeteners and sugars (honey, maple syrup, and agave are OK).

This presents a little bit of a challenge on Thanksgiving, a holiday that traditionally involves gluten-filled bread stuffing and lots of butter. But, with the right recipes, it's possible to have a holiday dinner with all of your favorite Thanksgiving staples.

*Legumes include beans, lentils, and peanuts

1. Duck Fat Roasted Turkey

2. Rosemary Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Onions

3. Cranberry and Almond Upside Down Cakes

4. Rosemary Apple Turkey

5. Caramelized Onion and Sausage Stuffing

6. Bacon Butternut Squash Soufflé

7. Paleo Cornbread Stuffing

8. Roasted Pumpkin Soup

9. Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole

10. Buttery Thyme Turnip and Parsnip Purée

11. Paleo Pumpkin Pie with a Pecan Crust

12. Green Bean Casserole

13. Paleo Pecan Pie Tart

14. Brussels Sprout and Bacon Slaw

15. Stuffed Turkey Breast

16. Grain-Free Thanksgiving Stuffing

17. Sweet Potato Pancakes

18. Paleo Dinner Rolls

19. Roasted Brussels Sprouts

20. Pumpkin Bread Pudding

21. Paleo Cranberry Sauce

22. Savory Sweet Potato Stuffing

23. Chewy Pecan Brittle

24. Cranberry Cherry Relish

25. Brussels Sprouts Chips

26. Stir-Fried Kale and Bacon

27. Honey Roasted Carrots with Balsamic

28. Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potatoes

29. Coconut Oil Deviled Eggs

30. World's Best Paleo Gravy

31. Roasted Vegetable and Arugula Salad

32. Rainbow Chard with Shiitake Mushrooms and Wlid Garlic

33. Bacon-Wrapped Turkey

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