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7 Gut Healthy & Autoimmune-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

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Thanksgiving is such a wonderful Holiday to reflect on what we are thankful for with the people we love. One thing I am thankful for this year is the opportunity to help so many along their healthy journey! I hope these 7 healthy Thanksgiving recipes bring you joy this season as you prepare your menu!

Thanksgiving recipes
cauliflower mashed potatoes with Thanksgiving decor
Sweet Potato Squares with a pie crust
Brussels Sprouts for a Thanksgiving side dish
Creamy butternut squash soup

7 Gut Healthy & Autoimmune-Friendly Thanksgiving Recipes

If you are struggling to put together healthy Thanksgiving recipes this year while following a gut healing or autoimmune protocol, look no further! Each recipe is a health-ified version of your favorite classics that the whole family will love! In fact, when I bring these dishes to Thanksgiving each year, they don’t even know the difference!

Each recipe is made with quality ingredients that will help you achieve your gut health and nutrition goals during the Holidays. They were created without the common triggers you may need to avoid based on food sensitivities.


Many of the ingredients can be substituted and you can create your own variations of these recipes. In this post you have an entire menu, including an appetizer, main side dish, side, and dessert. They are all gluten free, dairy free, Whole30, paleo, and grain free. I promise your guests will be impressed and won’t even realize these are “heath-ified”. I challenge you to test them out and see for yourself!

  • Slow Cooker Butternut Squash & Ginger Soup
  • Cleaned Up Biscuits
  • Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Dip
  • Garlic Cauliflower Mash 
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake 
  • Thanksgiving Fruit Salad
  • Sweet Potato Pie Bars

You can download the FREE Thanksgiving Menu right here. I know you’ll enjoy these health-ified versions of your favorite classics as much as I have over the years! All 7 of these recipes are made with quality ingredients that will help you sustain your gut health and autoimmune goals throughout the holidays.


With so much in the world changing right now, I continue to focus each day on what I do have control over. Creating and sharing new recipes is one of my favorite parts of coaching!

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Nikki, an Integrative & Functional Medicine Registered Dietitian Nutritionist specializing in all things gut health and autoimmune disease. I help men and women heal their gut and reverse autoimmunity so they can live life with energy and finally feel great again!

I am so glad you are here, enjoy these recipes and have a healthy and happy Thanksgiving!

healthy thanksgiving menu that is gluten free, dairy free, paleo, and AIP

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