Food, Holidays

Meal Plan Monday: Planning for Thanksgiving

Planning Thanksgiving Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash

This year I am hosting my first Thanksgiving at our new house! I know a lot of people think it’s so much work (which it is), but I’m actually really excited about it, especially since I have a shiny new kitchen to prepare everything in.


  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Veggie Tray – I’m looking forward to trying Trader Joes’s vegan ranch dip!

Dinner + Sides

  • Turkey – I got mine last week and took it out this morning to start thawing. I like cook mine in champagne in apples. Someone told me about it awhile back (may have been my old neighbor), and once I tried it, it was SO GOOD!
  • Clean Eating Stuffing – Plan on making this with cornbread!
  • Gravy – Will make this from turkey drippings
  • Cranberry Sauce – Haven’t decided if I am going to make the sauce or get a can of it.
  • Sweet Potatoes – My dad will be bringing these, but I might make a little whipped butter to go along with them
  • Green Beans


  • Pumpkin Pie – I’ll be making a gluten-free version + CocoWhip
  • Apple Pie – Haven’t decided if I am making one or picking up a gluten-free one from Whole Foods