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Thanksgiving 2021 Recipe Roundup Finale

This is our last blog post of our series of Thanksgiving recipes hand picked by our team of dietitians! Our team is sharing their favorite recipes with you that you can make this holiday, or anytime. Be sure to check out our previous posts to see all of the recipes, and happy holidays!

Alison’s pick: Cranberry Relish


One 12-ounce package of fresh cranberries

2 oranges, peeled

1 cup of sugar

½ cup of pecans, finely chopped


1. Use a food processor to pulse the cranberries and oranges until finely chopped. Transfer the chopped fruit into a bowl and add ½ cup of the sugar, stirring to mix. Add additional sugar to taste. Refrigerate to allow flavors to blend, at least 2 hours.

2. Add chopped pecans and serve.

“This cranberry-orange relish is full of antioxidants and fiber. Cranberries, oranges, and pecans are all rich sources of several vitamins and minerals. This side dish will be a colorful, nutrient-dense, and delicious addition to your Thanksgiving menu!” – Alison

Diana’s pick: Brown-Sugar-Glazed Sweet Potatoes With Marshmallows

“I’ve made this every year since the late 90s and I’m the only one in my family who really loves it – but thats okay, its a Thanksgiving staple in our house!” -Diana

Caroline T’s pick: Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cinnamon Butternut Squash with Pecans and Cranberries

Photo and recipe: https://juliasalbum.com/roasted-brussels-sprouts-cinnamon-butternut-squash-pecans-and-cranberries/

“My favorite Thanksgiving side looks like fall-in-a-bowl! I love the sweetness of the cranberries with the savory taste of the pecans and brussel sprouts. Bonus, you can buy these things pre chopped to save some time!” -Caroline T

Melanie’s pick: Pumpkin Pecan Bars

Photo and recipe: https://www.mybakingaddiction.com/pumpkin-pecan-bars/

“Pie is my favorite holiday dessert – it feels special because my mom would make the best pies from scratch around the holidays. My love for pumpkin and pecan pie runs deep! But I find myself in a predicament of which one to have. This recipe combines both so I don’t have to choose! Top with whip or ice cream and you are all set.” – Melanie

Maryellen’s pick: Sweet Potato Cranberry Bake

“This recipe feels like fall and is so festive, its a favorite that family members request every year for Thanksgiving!” -Maryellen

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