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Autumn Slaw

This easy, side dish features bright color and flavor and comes together in minutes. It’s also a great make ahead dish, which makes it perfect for your Thanksgiving table!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bunch Tuscan kale
  • 8 large Brussels sprouts
  • 3 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries

Preparation

  1. Tear the leaves of the kale away from the stems. Roll up the stacked leaves, and slice thinly crosswise. Slice Brussels sprouts crosswise thinly. Slice red cabbage in half, and then cut crosswise into thin slices to make three cups. Shred the carrot, and combine all the veggies in a large bowl.
  2. In a cup, combine the olive oil, vinegar, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Whisk together, then pour over the veggies. Add the dried cranberries, and toss to mix.

Serving Suggestion

This bright, delicious dish makes a fine addition to any Thanksgiving menu. The sturdy kale, cabbage and Brussels sprouts make it a great side to your potluck repertoire, too.

Thanksgiving Inspired Turkey Meatballs

These meatballs wrap the flavors of the holidays into one tasty little bite. They will make the perfect entrée to a weeknight dinner or be the star appetizer of your holiday party. Not to mention, they’re full of healthy, good-for-you ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 2/3 c breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 c cranberries (roughly chopped)
  • ½ c granny smith apple (finely diced)
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ c yellow onion (finely diced)
  • 1/3 c finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 6 sage leaves (finely chopped)
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Optional: 1-2 T. freshly chopped parsley for garnish

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F
  2. In a large bowl, add all the ingredients except olive oil and parsley. Stir until just combined. Do not overmix, that will make tough meatballs!
  3. Coat a large skillet with olive oil (preferably cast-iron to finish cooking in the oven).
  4. Form even shaped meatballs and place into the oiled skillet.
  5. Brown the meatballs on medium to high heat for 8 minutes.
  6. Finish cooking in the oven for another 8-10 minutes until fully cooked.
  7. Remove from the oven, garnish with parsley if desired, and enjoy!

 

Guest Blogger: James Madison Dietetics
Emily Salvaggio