Schools across the country are revving up for their annual Thanksgiving celebration lunches. If you’re looking for ideas for your school that are different from the traditional turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing, check these out. Many also fit in with with the new school nutrition guidelines.
Not a school? Doesn’t matter! Try any of these out for your Turkey Day celebration. Enjoy!
Great way to mix up the menu
Can also substitute brown rice or whole wheat couscous
Healthy way to get the veggies in
Also includes recipes for Cranberry Cheesecake, Cranberry Harvest Salad and Cranberry Mocktail
Great year round to meet fruit requirement
Large variety of vegetables such as sweet potatoes, butternut squash and carrots
Great swap for mashed potatoes!
Great alternative to the typical roll
Great pumpkin pie swap–cuts fat in half compared to most commercial pumpkin pie recipes
Casserole can be healthy
Fun way to mix up appetizers
Unique take on a traditional dish
Fits perfectly with whole grain requirement
Cuts calories and sodium in half from traditional cornbread