8 Delicious Dishes to Bring to Friendsgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and I especially look forward to Friendsgiving every single year. Traditionally, my friends have gathered the second weekend of November around a table full of turkey and sides, followed by a bonfire outside.

We’ve been doing this for years — and even though we now have kids and it looks a little different than it used to, it’s still so much fun. For instance, my oldest daughter and I now cook and prepare for Friendsgiving together. Here are some of our favorite recipes that we’re considering bringing to Friendsgiving this year. 

Friendsgiving apple crisp
  1. Apple crisp by Rachael’s Good Eats: This apple crisp recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, and made with whole-food ingredients. Apple crisp is such a classic that everyone is bound to enjoy it.
  2. Peanut butter pumpkin pie by Rachel Mansfield: This recipe is grain-free and is one of those easy, no-bake recipes. Rachel breaks it down so you can make it in 10 minutes (sits for two hours) flat.
  3. Holiday arugula salad with apples, cranberries, pecans, and balsamic dressing by Julia’s Album: This six-ingredient salad pairs so well with turkey, it’ll definitely be a hit among friends. 
  4. Nutrient-rich honey cornbread by Our Salty Kitchen: This Thanksgiving staple has no refined sugar and uses heart-healthy olive oil and probiotic-rich Greek yogurt.
  5. Bacon-wrapped dates with goat cheese by Sugar Maple Farmhouse: These are hands-down my favorite appetizers ever ever ever! These ingredients might sound like an odd pairing, but the savory-sweet combo is so good.
  6. Blackberry cranberry sauce by Love & Olive Oil: This unique version of cranberry sauce is so delicious and will have everyone reaching for seconds.
  7. Sweet potato au gratin by Carolina Gelen: I’m definitely volunteering to make this au gratin recipe for this year’s festivities. Just seven ingredients and 30 minutes of prep time.
  8. Cabernet sauvignon by Scout & Cellar: Okay, this one isn’t exactly a recipe — but who doesn’t love a good wine with their meal? This option is a clean-crafted wine, meaning it’s made with grapes grown without pesticides, sulfites, or artificial processing aids. So, you may experience less of a hangover with this one. 

Happy Friendsgiving!

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About Erica Biesiada

Erica Biesiada is a health and wellness blogger and podcaster for Bring Your Own Kombucha and a full time attorney. She has a public relations and journalism degree from Seton Hall University and a law degree from Widener University School of Law. She is passionate about finding a balance between #treatyourself and providing your body with the utmost care by way of nutrition and exercise. She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and her newborn baby Elizabeth.

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