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5 Thanksgiving Recipes to Make as a Family

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If you’re wondering, “what can I make for Thanksgiving dinner instead of turkey that the whole family will enjoy?” You’ve come to the right place. We’re excited to share with you five Thanksgiving recipes using organic ingredients, complete with preparation roles for kids! From savory to sweet, we’ve got you covered. Visit Ward’s, your local organic grocery store!

Recipes to Make Your Family Excited About Helping Out on Thanksgiving

Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes 

Does your family prefer to enjoy your Thanksgiving meal later in the day, after all the noon football games have died down? Start the day with a light breakfast the whole family can enjoy with organic pumpkin pancakes! 

Make sure you get your ingredients from an organic grocery store. This way, you’ll get your dose of valuable nutrients before an evening of indulgence! Shop organic, shop at Ward’s

You’ll need: Unsweetened non-dairy milk, vegan butter, packed pumpkin purée, maple syrup or agave syrup, brown sugar, vanilla extract, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and whole-wheat pastry flour.

Sweet Pineapple Glazed Ham

We’ll leave the great pizza debate until after the in-laws leave town, but if you like pineapple on pizza, you know the secret is in the mysterious way that pineapple brings out the sweet flavors of ham. For a Florida spin on a Thanksgiving classic, give turkey a run for its money with sweet pineapple glazed ham. To get started, stop by Ward’s and ask for custom-cut meat!

You’ll need: Boneless, fully cooked ham, water or pineapple juice, crushed pineapple, light brown sugar, honey, spicy brown mustard, cornstarch, and kosher salt.

If you’re not familiar with the health benefits of using local honey from an organic grocery store, read up on the un-bee-lieveable benefits!

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

If there’s anything crab rangoon and bagels have taught us, it’s that cream cheese makes everything better. This year, give cream cheese mashed potatoes a try. Let the kids peel the potatoes so you can focus on the other dishes you’re making!

You’ll need: Russet potatoes, kosher salt, cream cheese, salted butter, whole milk, and black pepper.

Cranberry Fluff

If you’ve had enough of apple pie, give cranberry fluff a try! The key to ensuring the “fluff” and creamy cranberry flavor is prepping this dessert the day before. This way, you can let it refrigerate overnight. 

Make it a family affair by showing your kids how to mix the whipped cream into the berries. If your kids like Jello, they’ll love this tart treat. Swap the powder packet purchase for a trip to the natural food store for a treat mom enjoys too!

You’ll need: Fresh cranberries, crushed pineapple, mini marshmallows, whipping cream, cream cheese, and granulated sugar.

Thanksgiving Tacos

Prepping the kids’ lunches in the morning has never been easier than the week after Thanksgiving. This season, give them something to look forward to with Thanksgiving tacos

You’ll need: Leftover turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, sweet potatoes or mashed potatoes, and tortillas.

Stop By Ward’s, Your Local Supermarket, to Get Started

Between the delightful benefits of organic produce and sweet time with family—in and out of the kitchen—our wish at Ward’s is that we give you something to add to your gratitude list this holiday season. Stop by Ward’s Supermarket to get your organic grocery fix, so you can prepare dishes your family will be talking about through the new year!

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