12 Healthy Friendsgiving Recipe Ideas

12 Healthy Friendsgiving Recipe Ideas
Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes from A Couple Cooks

Friendsgiving is just around the corner and while we love Thanksgiving favorites – it’s nice to bring a dish that has a new spin. Here are 12 healthy Friendsgiving recipe ideas that are quick, easy, and will surely impress your friends.

While we don’t believe in counting calories around here (unless it’s medically necessary), it’s worth noting that the typical American consumes about 3,000 calories and 150 grams of fat in a Thanksgiving meal, according to the Calorie Control Council. And that doesn’t count going back for seconds which can lead to another 1,000 calories.

So, from healthy mashed sweet potatoes and cauliflower stuffing to Greek yogurt deviled eggs and “Better for You Pecan Pie,” here are 12 dishes you’ll be able to enjoy with your meal with friends without worrying about your health.

1. Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes

According to one of our favorite cooking duos, A Couple Cooks, these healthy mashed sweet potatoes are ready in just 30 minutes AND have a secret ingredient!

Source: www.acouplecooks.com


A new take on a tired dish, cauliflower stuffing is a great way to get that hearty taste without the heaviness of bread.

Source: www.delish.com



Is there anything better than a crispy glazed brussels sprout? We think not.

Source: www.delish.com

4. Pumpkin MousSe

Another hit from A Couple Cooks, this pumpkin mousse is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Source: www.acouplecooks.com



Look, sometimes you want to get a little fancy with it and this green beans with mushroom XO sauce from Bon Appetite is just the trick.

Source: www.bonappetit.com


6. Amaretto Cranberry Shortbread Slices

Sure to please the vegetarian in your life.

Source: www.vegetarianventures.com

7. Mini Sweet Potato Biscuits

Leave it to Trader Joe’s for a simple yet satisfying biscuit recipe.

Source: www.traderjoes.com


8. 15-Minute Homemade Orange Cranberry Sauce Naturally Sweetened

So maybe you forgot you were supposed to bring a dish. You’ll have this homemade orange cranberry sauce done in 15 minutes and your friends will be none the wiser.

Source: www.ambitiouskitchen.com


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9. Roasted Carrots with Sweet Tahini 

A surprisingly delicious way to dress up basic roasted carrots.

Source: www.nutritionstripped.com


10. Roasted Cranberry Kale Salad 

Kale and cranberry go together like peanut butter and jelly. Trust us.

Source: www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com


11. Greek Yogurt Deviled Eggs 

Skip the mayo and try greek yogurt in this recipe from The Real Food Dieticians…or in your own favorite recipe.

Source: www.therealfoodrds.com


12. Better-For-You Pecan Pie

Yes, there really is such a thing!

Source: www.asweetpeachef.com


What are some of your favorite Friendsgiving recipe ideas?