Make sure you’re stocked up on pantry starters to avoid food waste and over shopping. The last thing you want is to pop the roast in the oven and discover you need another important item. I’m betting you’ve already got a bunch of the basics to create a beautiful and inspiring Thanksgiving meal. In fact, do us a favor and share a few of those proud pics. So, ready to wow your guests and impress the in-laws? Let’s get you started so you can boast you made it In a Snap. Find more In a Snap creativity on the Kitchology Eat.Better app. Download it today!
Here’s a quick check list of all the goods you want to make sure your Thanksgiving goes off In a Snap!
- Milk (Coconut or even Almond milk)
- Brussel Sprouts
- Fresh Cranberries
- Bacon or sausage for stuffing
- Spice combinations: thyme, rosemary, and bay leaves. nutmeg, cloves, paprika, sea salt, black pepper
- Garlic cloves
- Fresh Ginger
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Vinegars (Apple cider is great for added health benefits. Balsamic and rice vinegar go really well in everything from salad dressings to cold noodle dishes)
- Grains like quinoa, and or couscous
- Flours (Whole wheat, Cornmeal)
- Baking powder
- Broths (I prefer low-sodium vegetable, beef and or chicken)
- Sugar (your choice of white or something more healthy like coconut sugar.)
- Confectioners sugar
- Graham crackers
- canned pumpkin
- Nuts (Pecans, Almonds, Cashews, Pistachios)
- Sweet potatoes and squashes
- Vegetables (peas, corn, green beans, mixed vegetables, all do very well and retain a lot of nutrition when flash-frozen)
- Lean meats (keep sausages, beef and chicken on hand)
Now, let’s build a In a Snap Thanksgiving meal.
My favorite starters:
- Baked Brie drizzled with honey and nuts
- Crap Artichoke Dip crowd pleaser that’s put together in 10 minutes.
- Healthy Antipasto Bites includes your favorite lunch meat. Takes 10 minutes to prep.
- Brussel Sprout Chips: Toss the leaves with oil and lay them out in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt. Roast seven to 10 minutes, until leaves are lightly browned and crisp.
My favorite side dishes
- Honey Glazed Carrots: very simple dish with honey and lemon juice.
- Whipped Potatoes that are light and creamy and topped with shallots, and green onions.
- Classic Green bean casserole from the cookbooks at Campbells
- Quick and Easy Roasted Potatoes with just a few simple ingredients and prep
- Brussels Sprouts made with fresh herbs, onion and bacon that pair beautifully
Thanksgiving Turkey will still take time to cook but the prep can be made simple. Check out Martha Stewart Simple Cooking.