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11/24/2014 01:35 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

15 Clean-Eating Thanksgiving Recipes

A Turkey Day sans plates on plates of pumpkin pie, fluffy sausage stuffing, sweet tater soufflé, and green bean casserole would be just plain wrong. Thanksgiving is a mighty celebration of calories and you'd be lying if you said you haven't fallen victim to over-indulging at least once on this special day. But eating fried onions from a can and MSG-laden condensed mushroom soup is NOT written in the laws of this cherished feast. Did you know that the typical American consumes a whopping 4,500 calories worth of turkey and all the trimmings on this special day? With these healthier, whole foods-based Thanksgiving recipes, you can focus on stuffing the turkey, not yourself!

1. Healthy Green Bean Casserole

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2. Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie Bars

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3. Herbed Wild Rice & Quinoa Stuffing

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4. Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash Rings

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5. Charred Green Beans with Garlic and Pomegranate Seeds

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6. French Bread Stuffing with Swiss Chard and Caramelized Red Onions

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7. Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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8. The Best Damn Vegan Mashed Potatoes

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9. Maple Roasted Butternut Squash and Beets

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10. Festive Kale Salad with Wheatberries and Tempeh

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11. Curried Brussels Sprout Salad

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12. Maple Roasted Vegetables with Toasted Walnuts

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13. Lentil Mushroom Walnut Balls with Cranberry Pear Sauce

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14. Paleo Pumpkin Pie with Pumpkin Seed Crust

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15. Wild Mushroom Gravy

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