Thanksgiving teens and young adults

Fast and Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and you are probably starting to plan your menu.  The traditional Thanksgiving menu focuses mainly on those carb-loaded side dishes.  One simple modification you can make is  to add some color to your menu by adding vegetables and a salad.  At Empowered Wellness Camps, we teach our young adults and teens how to modify menus and recipes to add more nutrition and to cut sugar.

Here are a few of our favorite good-for-your side dishes:


Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

Grilled Asparagus

Broccoli Casserole From Scratch 

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Apples and Pecans


Store bought salad dressings often come with added sugar, so consider making your own dressings for these yummy salad recipes.

Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry and Quinoa Salad

Spinach, Arugula, Almond and Pomegranate Salad

Goat Cheese, Candied Pecans, and Maple Balsamic Dressing

Wild Rice and Butternut Squash Salad