Paleo Thanksgiving Menu

Every fall my sweet sister reminds me that she uses my Paleo Thanksgiving Menu for the holiday. She counts on me for healthy Thanksgiving dishes that are super easy to make. My sister, like me, has Celiac Disease and sticks to a 100% gluten-free diet. Did you know that my mother also has celiac disease? So does my son.

 Celiac Disease and Food Allergies During the Holidays

How does sharing my Paleo Thanksgiving Menu turn into a chat about my family’s health history? When your loved ones suffer from celiac disease or other life-threatening food allergies, food is more than sustenance, it can also make you sick. We have to be extremely careful about what we eat, and are incredibly thankful for healthy, whole foods that are paleo, grain-free, and gluten-free.

 Thanksgiving Menu for Food Allergies

That’s what you’ll find on my Paleo Thanksgiving Menu. Loads of healthy vegetable side dishes that feature everything from cauliflower, to kale, to squash. A fun turkey dish for the main course, as well as deviled eggs for your appetizer so that you get a good hit of protein while you’re preparing the big meal. And to end this festive holiday meal I have paleo desserts ranging from my beloved Paleo Pumpkin Pie to my super popular Paleo Chocolate Pecan Pie. All of my low-carb paleo desserts are lightly sweetened and won’t leave your head spinning from a sugar rush!

 Low-Carb Thanksgiving Recipes

This type of healthy food is great for those on gluten-free, grain-free, paleo diets, and fantastic for regular folks as well. Additionally, my healthy holiday menu below is full of low-carb Thanksgiving dishes. If you’re following a Keto Diet, you’ll want to check out one of the most popular recipes on my website –my Keto Pumpkin Pie. It’s a low-carb, no-bake pudding pie that will free up space in your oven on the big day. It’s also egg-free, not an easy thing to find during the holidays, and perfect for all of your loved ones on an Egg-Free Diet.

Paleo Thanksgiving Menu

All in all, my Paleo Thanksgiving Menu is simply made up of tasty, real food. And that’s something for which I’m incredibly thankful!


Deviled Eggs
Stuffed Mushrooms

Side Dishes

Pomegranate Salad
Mashed Cauliflower
Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts
Keto Cornbread

Sauces & Condiments

Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Apple Stuffing




Paleo Pumpkin Pie
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Cranberry Bars
Skillet Apple Pie from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook

Bringing You Gluten-Free Bread to Break During the Holidays!

I am focused on the thanks in Thanksgiving! I hope that whatever your food allergy, you’ll find complete culinary joy in the recipes I’ve assembled for my Paleo Thanksgiving Menu. Isn’t it amazing that now you can break Keto Cornbread with your loved ones?! I love creating recipes that bring you joy.

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared this menu in 2013!

Big big thanks from the bottom of my heart dear Elana! Hip hip hooray to you!


36 responses to “Paleo Thanksgiving Menu”

  1. My name is Patricia Mignone lm in desperate need of help. I have Mast Cell Activation Syndrome l can hardly est anything without reacting. I need someone to help me plan a goid basic diet so l dontvest same thing everyday. I have other issue with my health as well. Please pray you can help me 5hank you

  2. Elana, I can’t say thank you enough for this timely post. I enjoy all of you post and recipes, but this one is a lifesaver. I was dreading the thought of Thanksgiving without my beloved Pecan Pie or worse, making my traditional pie and not really enjoying the thought of what all that sugar would do to my metabolism. You have come to the rescue.

    As a dietitian, your nutrition research is spot on, always stated in a way that regular people can understand. I refer all my patients and friends to your website. It makes my job easier.

    Feel good this holiday season and enjoy your family. I too have sons home from college :)

    • Barbara, thanks for your sweet comment! I’m so glad this menu is of help to you and very grateful for your support in referring people to my website. I hope your holiday is amazing and that you enjoy your boys :-)

  3. Hello Elana! Thank you for creating this blog and happy Thanksgiving to you and the family, the nest will be full for few days again,cause boys will be coming home, won’t they? I still remember the day when I discovered your blog, was searching on dandelion coffee…haven’t had even lightest felling that I landed on true treasure, cause after getting hashimotos diagnosis I was searching and reading a lot. Never thought I would became such fan of almonds, cause after reading somewhere that they are high in phytic acid I was dreading to use them. And a miracle called kale salad with pine nuts and dried cranberries. I’ve been growing kale for last few years cause heard all amazing things about it as a super food, but one thing was missing, I simply couldn’t get myself to eat it, tried few complicated dishes by famous chefs, but to be honest kale still tasted like the very healthy thing, I mean it didn’t taste nice at all. When I found your kale salad recipe, I was quite sceptical at first and decided to try it just because there very few ingredients and knot much work involved. And you know what, I made a huge bowl and when I tasted it I couldn’t stop eating it until I finished everything and when I looked at the empty bowl I just thought to myself “wow, it’s unreal that kale can taste so nice”.
    And I discovered, don’t know whether will be able to explain clearly something like lovely order, simplicity in your blog. Before discovering your blog I was gluten free, tried keto few year ago but somehow it didn’t work, maybe because recipes I would find just wouldn’t taste nice. Then I learned about phytic acid, so started to experiment wit sour dough, but even though it tasted lovely, my fatique and other issues where not going away. I was using all kinds of grains like teff, sorghum, millet and loads of others, my pantry was jammed with stuff, and now all this I’d gone, no flours left just glorious almond flour which I keep in the fridge. And my fatique is almost gone.
    So big big thanks from the bottom of my heart dear Elana! Hip hip hooray to you!

    From Giedre

    • Giedre, wow! Thanks for writing to me and for your tremendous comment! I’m so lucky to be on this healing journey with you. I hope you’ll stay in touch and keep me posted on how you’re doing! ❤️❤️❤️

      • Yes Elana, I definitely will stay in touch.I feel very honoured when you find some free time to express your joy and thank for the comments we your readers write.
        I recently bought your almond flour cook book, so I hope that this Christmas I can share my baked sweet treats with others. Before meeting you via your blog I was quite unsuccessful in finding good gluten free recipes for deserts. I hope one day you will bless us, your fans and followers with another book cause reading your blog I can see your amazing ability to turn frightening and hopeless (from medical point of view) conditions into blessings which pour all over this planet earth, cause when sometimes I read comments of your readers in your blog, people are from many different countries. Would love to hear more about journey of your life, how people from acknowledgements (almond flour cook book) or names like Claudia Roden whom you mentioned in one of your posts were shining light in your path. Our life journeys are shaped to good or bad by so many people, and it is always encouraging to learn how someone was blessed and taught and guided as well ??⭐!!!!

        • Giedre, it’s great to hear from you again! Right now I am very slowly working on my 4th book, but it’s taking some time since I’m also working on my health quite a bit right now. Here are some of the things I’m doing:

          In that post I write about neurological conditions, but all of it is helpful for folks with autoimmune conditions as well. Glad we’re staying in touch, your kind words brighten my day!


  4. This looks like a great menu! My family and i have used so many of your recipes in the past and they are all so good. I’m eager to try the chocolate pecan pie this year. Thank you!

  5. Thank you, Elana?

    I was hoping you’d do this?

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your precious family?

    God’s blessings of His love and peace,

    “‘For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,f you did it to me.’”
    ~Matthew 25:35-40

  6. I can’t wait to make (and eat!) your chocolate pecan pie this Thanksgiving! It’s my first Thanksgiving being GF, so I was looking for a GF version of my favorite type of pie and you delivered! All the other recipes look delicious too, so I’m sure I will use some of the others too. Thank you!

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