Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line a large baking sheet with tin foil.
In a large bowl, place chopped butternut squash, grapeseed oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until squash is evenly coated.
Pour contents of the bowl onto a lined baking sheet. Spread evenly into one layer.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until squash is fork-tender.
Remove and let cool.
In a large bowl, combine greens, cranberries, pepitas, carrots, green onion, and goat cheese. Mix ingredients.
Pour cooled butternut squash over salad mixture and toss.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line baking sheet with foil.
In a bowl, combine squash cubes, grapeseed oil, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Mix until squash is evenly coated with oil and seasoning.
Place squash evenly on a baking sheet in one layer.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, turning squash occasionally. Squash should be fork tender and slightly browned around the edges.
Remove from oven and set aside.
In a large pan, cook sausage on medium heat until browned.
Add onion, apple, and acorn squash and stir to evenly distribute ingredients.
Bring the stove to low heat and gently stir ingredients for 3-5 minutes until onions become slightly translucent.
Remove from heat and cover with foil. Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes to let flavors mix.
Serve as a side to turkey, green beans, and salad for a complete Thanksgiving dinner.
In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth.
Serve immediately with pecans or leave them in the freezer if you would like to enjoy them later.
These three healthier Thanksgiving dish options are geared toward the athlete. Each dish is gluten-free and has no refined sugar (only natural sugars). The ingredients are fresh, in-season, and high in vitamins. The higher protein content keeps you fuller longer and the perfect blend of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats keeps you right on track with your macros. The recipes create a complete three-course meal and will not leave you craving more. You’ll be ready for a workout by Friday morning without the turkey hangover.
These notable ingredients make these recipes stand out for athletes:
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