I am planning on doing a Thanksgiving menu planner for people on limited diets and who can’t eat a lot of the ordinary foods that are usually on a Thanksgiving menu. I personally want to plan some dishes to make because otherwise, I won’t be eating much that day. Unfortunately, this is the experience of so many people. And when we arrive at our relatives’ or friends’ home for dinner, we usually have to pick and choose what we will have for dinner.
My current plan is to create a yummy and beautiful menu plan for Thanksgiving day that is free of the following food allergens:
no dairy - (butter may be used in some recipes but there is always another option that is dairy-free)
no gluten – all grains and products containing gluten
limited grains – I may include a recipe for wild rice stuffing for people who can eat it, but I would also have a grain-free stuffing recipe as well. All desserts will be grain-free.
no sugar - only natural sweeteners will be used on this menu plan for Thanksgiving, such as raw honey and maple syrup
no soy – no soybean oil, lecithin, and other soy products
limited starches - on top of a recipe for dairy-free Mashed Potatoes, there will be options for Mashed Cauliflower “Potatoes” and Mashed Butternut Squash in place of regular potatoes and yams
no beans and legumes
egg-free options - I will have at least one egg-free dessert and most of the other dishes will be egg-free
What kinds of foods will be used:
Meat, eggs, vegetables (non-starchy), nuts, seeds, fruit, honey, coconut, and other whole food ingredients.
Here are some ideas I already have but if you are looking for something specific, give me a shout!
- Thanksgiving Turkey
- Wild Rice Stuffing (egg-free)
- Savory Bread Stuffing
- Garlic Herb Mashed “Potatoes” and Gravy
- Mashed Potatoes
- Savory Rolls/Bread
- Sugar-free Cranberry Sauce
- Mashed Butternut Squash with Apples and Cinnamon
- Pumpkin Pie
- Apple Pie (egg-free)
So let me me know if you have any favorites as I put this together. Also, if there is another food allergen you can’t eat, then please let me know and I can work this into the menu planner. If you have some ideas for the menu, please leave a comment or email me.
Get the Thanksgiving Menu Planner for FREE?
Again, I would love to hear suggestions or some favorite recipes people would like to have included in the menu planner. So, if I use one of your recipes or suggestions in the Thanksgiving menu planner, you can get the menu planner for FREE! Thanks so much. I look forward to hearing from you!
Get the Thanksgiving Menu Planner for FREE? How?
1. Think of a dish you’d like to include on the Thanksgiving menu planner.
2. If you have a recipe or even just an idea for the planner, write to me by midnight (PST) of Monday, November 2nd.
3. If I use your idea or recipe in the planner, you will get the planner for FREE!
How much is the menu planner?
I want to make the planner affordable for anyone who would like to use it to create an allergen-free Thanksgiving!
So, for only $4.95, you can buy the menu planner and create a beautiful dinner for your family.
You can pre-order the menu planner here!
If you pre-order, the menu planner will be emailed to you on or before November 12th, giving you plenty of time to look over the menu and the shopping list.
You can also purchase the menu planner starting on November 12th, and you will receive it immediately in your email.
Either way, I hope you have a beautiful and splendid Thanksgiving this year, no matter what you diet is!