Healthy Thanksgiving Tips & Recipes

It is that time of year again when we gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving. We are here to tell you that it really is possible to eat healthy during the Thanksgiving festivities.  And eating healthy certainly does not mean deprivation!  We have gathered Recipe Rebuild recipes and a handful of other enticing recipes to help you plan your healthy Thanksgiving menu.  We also have a couple articles below to help you strategize so you can be empowered and in control this Thanksgiving

The true meaning of holidays is to be with family and friends so think about what you are celebrating and who you are celebrating with, not just about how great the food is!

Happy & Healthy Holidays From Christy & Deborah @ Recipe Rebuild!


Healthy Holiday Tips

Healthy Holidays?  Mission Possible!


Snacks and Appetizers

Pumpkin Spiced Almonds

Sweet Potato Hummus

Ricotta Stuffed Mushrooms



Creamy Squash Soup

Pumpkin and Pear Soup



Fall Quinoa Salad with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cranberries

Roasted Pumpkin Arugula Dried Cherry Salad

Roasted Beet Salad with Walnuts and Goat Cheese

Fall Harvest Salad


Vegetables and Stuffing

Butternut Squash Gratin

 Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Maple Glazed Pumpkin Wedges

Green Beans with Blue Cheese and Toasted Walnuts from Italian Food Forever

Twice Baked Butternut Squash with Quinoa and Gorgonzola from Naturally Ella

Skinny Mashed Potatoes from Skinny Kitchen

Pear Prosciutto Hazelnut Stuffing from Everyday Health

Brown and Wild Rice Stuffing with Chestnuts and Dried Fruits from The Healthy Foodie



Shallot Roasted Turkey from Eating Well

Classic Roast Turkey and Giblet Gravy from Cooking Light

Spinach and Prosciutto Stuffed Turkey Breast from Italian Food Forever

Tangy Pomegranate Cranberry Chutney

Roasted Pear Compote



Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse

Lowfat Pumpkin Cheesecake





40 Responses to “Quinoa Revolution Review & Giveaway”

  1. G. Tessner — January 8, 2013 @ 12:51 pm

    The quinoa salad with cauliflower, chickpeas and mushrooms was a big hit!


  2. Peggy — January 8, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    Yum!! We have added quinoa this year too and would love the cookbook!


  3. Barbara — January 8, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

    I discovered quinoa a couple of years ago. I am hooked…very versatile.


  4. monica cesarato — January 8, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    I actually ate it few times but never got round to cook it, so this book would be a great help! Ciao from Venice!


  5. Sue — January 8, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    I’m following you on pinterest.


  6. Sue — January 8, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

    My family is trying to eat less meat this year, this cookbook looks like a big help.


  7. Barbara — January 8, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

    I’m TRYING to use more quinoa so a book like this would be VERY helpful!


  8. Barbara — January 8, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

    I’ve re-tweeted this!


  9. Barbara — January 8, 2013 @ 3:06 pm

    I’m followong you on Pinterest now!


  10. Barbara — January 8, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

    and now we’re FB friends too!


  11. lori — January 8, 2013 @ 3:18 pm

    If quinoa is so great, I really need to find a recipe that works for me. I’ve tried it once an didn’t really like it.


  12. lori — January 8, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

    I’ve completed step 2.


  13. lori — January 8, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

    I’ve completed step 3.


  14. Peggy — January 8, 2013 @ 4:54 pm

    Following you on facebook and pintrest~


  15. Sarah L — January 8, 2013 @ 6:39 pm

    I love quinoa, but I always make the same few recipes with it. I’d love this cookbook so that I can expand my use of quinoa.


  16. Sarah L — January 8, 2013 @ 6:43 pm
  17. linda — January 8, 2013 @ 7:17 pm

    The perfect grain high in protein and tastes great. I’d love the cookbook so I can continue on my healthy eating journey and help my friends do the same, while enjoying every bite.


  18. Helen Crosso — January 8, 2013 @ 11:46 pm

    I Love Quinoa, I would love to win this cookbook to find great recipes to help me use it more & keep us healthy!!!


  19. Helen Crosso — January 8, 2013 @ 11:54 pm

    Tweeted: Helen Crosson ‏@CrossonHelen

    Enter to win a copy of Quinoa Revolution @ Recipe Rebuild


  20. Helen Crosso — January 8, 2013 @ 11:58 pm
  21. Helen Crosso — January 8, 2013 @ 11:59 pm

    “Liked” Recipe Rebuild’s Facebook Page


  22. Michael — January 9, 2013 @ 11:45 am

    We’ve been eating Quinoa for years. Love it! Some new recipes for preparing it would be wonderful. Thank you.


  23. Michael — January 9, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    “Liked” Recipe Rebuild’s Facebook Page


  24. Carolyn — January 9, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    We eat quinoa here in our house but it’s always hard to come up with new and interesting recipes my kids will eat too. Would love the cookbook! I already am part of your Facebook page but i don’t follow Twitter. I’ll try “Pinterest” next.


  25. Cory Moorhead — January 9, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

    Our son made a dish using quinoa while he was visiting over Christmas and left us with a big bagful. A cookbook full of quinoa reccipes would be wonderful, plus a dictionary on how to pronounce the word. lol


  26. Julie in Redmond — January 9, 2013 @ 5:38 pm

    I would love to learn how to incorporate quinoa into my family’s diet. I’ve been cooking with more “ancient” grains like farro and kamut, but I haven’t tackled quinoa yet.


  27. Rosetta from Elmwood Park — January 9, 2013 @ 5:50 pm

    It’s all about the health benefits of eating more complex carbs and staying away from white processed flour! Would love this cookbook!!!

    Thanks for this contest…


  28. Joan — January 9, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

    I’ve loved quinoa since before it was trendy! This cookbook would give new life to this ancient grain!!


  29. Joan — January 9, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

    I’m already following you on Pinterest! :)


  30. Joan — January 9, 2013 @ 8:15 pm

    I’ve “liked” you on Facebook!


  31. Joan — January 9, 2013 @ 8:15 pm

    I’ve tweeted about you and the contest!


  32. Imacolata — January 9, 2013 @ 8:45 pm

    Have used quinoa a couple of times and would like the book for recipes to use it more. (Have completed step 3)


  33. Julie in Redmond — January 10, 2013 @ 5:07 am

    I’ve liked” Recipe Rebuild on Facebook.


  34. Sandy — January 10, 2013 @ 1:43 pm

    I have just recently discovered quinoa and due to health issues, I’m looking for new and interesting recipes with quinoa. Thank- you!


  35. Danielle K — January 12, 2013 @ 3:15 am

    I’d love this cookbook because I love quinoa but want to try new ways to cook it…I always use the same few recipes with it.


  36. Kelly B — January 12, 2013 @ 4:50 am

    I recently made quinoa for the first time after having a taste my neighbor made for a party. It had a greek salad flavor, complete with feta, chopped cucumbers and tomato and rainbow quinoa. The clincher was her homemade basil and sundried tomato honey! What a flavor explosion and it made me a quinoa fan.


  37. Annie — January 12, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    Hi.. I did #2


  38. Annie — January 12, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    me again.. i did #3


  39. Annie — January 12, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    And I would like to win this book because I a quinoa freak and I always need a recipe to follow..otherwise I’m lost..thanks


  40. AdriBarr — January 13, 2013 @ 8:40 pm

    Because I love Quinoa! I’ve cooked with it for years – old hippies never die you know. We just discover cool heirloom, ancient or foreign grains and rices.


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