Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Must Try

I’ve told you before that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. There is something to be said about just enjoying each others company without any other expectations. One of the things I like most about Thanksgiving are the side dishes! Turkey is good, but the side dishes are the best part! This round-up of Thanksgiving side dishes are definitely something you should consider for this years Thanksgiving meal!

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Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Creamed spinach is one of my favorite side dishes. The creamed spinach at Boston Market was my favorite, until I made my own! Not only is my creamed spinach recipe Keto friendly, but it is BETTER than Boston Market’s! Make this as one of your Thanksgiving side dishes this year. Your family will thank you!

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Sweet potatoes seem to be a staple at Thanksgiving. This coconut ginger sweet potato casserole is not only healthy, but it is packed with flavor. Not only is this flavorful side dish delicious, but it is relatively inexpensive to make! Gotta love that!

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Thanksgiving would not be Thanksgiving without stuffing. This next side dish is not your traditional stuffing recipe, but why not mix things up a bit (or have both traditional and non-traditional). This apple and cranberry sausage stuffing recipe is jam packed with deliciousness, but it contains NO BREAD! I’m super happy about that since I am gluten free!

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When I think of Thanksgiving food, I think of a few things…turkey (duh), stuffing, and cranberries. Rather than have a boring salad, serve this apple cranberry salad. This is super easy to throw together and it is packed full of flavor!

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If you love sweet potatoes, this next recipe is for you! This is actually a recipe I have bookmarked to make over the holidays. The rosemary roasted sweet potatoes sound heavenly. What do you think?

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All of the previous recipes are perfect for small or large gatherings. However, sometimes you want Thanksgiving side dishes that are for smaller groups. This fall wedge salad with romaine and butternut squash is perfect!

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Each and every one of these Thanksgiving side dishes are perfect for your holiday get together. Which one will you be making?


Cheesy Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken – WW Recipe

We eat a lot of chicken in our house. I am always trying to find new ways to make it. Both my husband and I like spicy foods so I decided to make a cheesy jalapeno stuffed chicken breast. Well…correction, my husband made it. I had knee surgery yesterday and totally forgot to cook the chicken before the surgery. So, being the good guy that he is, he not only made the chicken, BUT he also took pictures for me too!

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Cheesy Jalapeno Stuffed Chicken Breast

Delicious recipe for a cheesy jalapeno stuffed chicken breast. WW friendly recipe at just 2 points!

Course Main Course
Keyword chicken, smartpoints, stuffed chicken, weight watchers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3 people

Ingredients

  • 3 Chicken Breasts pound slightly thinner
  • 3 small Jalapeno Peppers sliced in half; hollowed out
  • 3/8 cup Shredded Colby Jack Cheese divided
  • 6 Pepper Seasoning to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare your baking pan. I like to use this baking mat. It keeps the chicken up and gives it a nice crisp!

  2. Slightly pound your chicken a bit thinner and then slice the chicken open, leaving one side intact. 

  3. Slice your jalapeno peppers in half and hollow them out. Place half of the pepper in the chicken and cover with 1/8 cup shredded cheese. Set the other half of the pepper on top and close the chicken and secure with toothpicks (I use metal toothpicks. If you use wooden ones, soak in water first).

  4. Bake for about 40 minutes. Make sure you cook your chicken to an internal temp of 165 degrees. 

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I highly recommend that baking mat. The chicken cooks so much better on it and those little triangles keep the chicken up so that it’s not just sitting in it’s own juices while it cooks. The price for that mat is a really good one too!

cheesy jalapeno stuffed chicken

As you can see from the picture, my husband easily closed the chicken with one metal toothpick. If I were making this, I would have flipped the chicken halfway through, but he didn’t and it tasted just fine! I didn’t eat more than a few bites last night since I figured a giant, spicy chicken breast, was probably not the best thing to eat right after surgery! But it was really delicious and I can’t wait to eat it tonight!

It’s WW Friendly!

We used regular shredded cheese. So in doing that, it made this chicken dish 2 points. If you like, you could try using low fat or fat free shredded cheese and the points may go down. I, personally, prefer the taste of regular cheese and plan to just account for that. It’s totally up to you with what you choose to do. Either way, this is a very low point WW recipe!

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This cheesy jalapeno stuffed chicken breast recipe is just one of the many delicious WW recipes I’ve tried so far. I’ve found the plan really easy to adapt to my lifestyle and right now, I am recovering from knee surgery and have stuck to my points 100%! If you would like to sign up, I would love for you to use my link. You get a free month and so do I! Simply use this link and follow the sign up directions!

Looking for another delicious WW recipe besides this cheesy jalapeno stuffed chicken breast? Try this egg muffin recipe. Not only are they super easy to make, but you can freeze them too!


Halloween Class Party Treats

Both of my kids are out of elementary school. I have to admit, it’s so strange not having a child in elementary. Halloween is coming up quick and normally, right about now, I would be signing up to bring something to their Halloween class party. If you are looking for something fun to bring to your child’s classroom, you can to the right place! These are the best Halloween treats for your child’s class party!

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Halloween Class Party Snack Ideas

Class parties, especially the Halloween class party, were the things my kids looked forward to most in elementary school! If you are allowed to bring homemade treats to your class parties, then you must try one of these adorable treats!

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These creepy apple monster mouths are PERFECT for your child’s Halloween class party. I guarantee you, the kids will love them! Not only that, but they look easy enough to make that you can either prepare them ahead of time or it can be one of the stations at the party for the kids to make!

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I love these blood splattered cupcakes! Knowing kids, especially my own, they would like them too! Every class party my kids have had, always has a station where the kids make their own dessert item. These cupcakes are perfect for the kids to make by themselves!

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This next treat, BooNanas, are as cute as they sound. Perfect for preschool classrooms on up into elementary. Girl Raised in the South really knew what she was doing with this treat! Not only do kids like bananas, but they will love saying BooNanas (so much so, the banana may become the boonana permanently for the year)!

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Every Halloween class party needs the pumpkin decorated sugar cookies! Kids love sugar cookies and they will love these Halloween Pumpkin Candy Bag cookies by Food Fun & Faraway Places! Sugar cookies are my absolute favorite!

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I saved my favorite cookies for last! The Monster Eye cookies! I don’t know what it is about those candy eyeballs, but they are my absolute favorite little baking doodad. You can make anything fun with little eyeballs!

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Soooo….which of these Halloween class party treats is your favorite? Most importantly, what are you and/or your kids dressing up as for Halloween?


Must Try Thanksgiving Appetizers

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of all the holidays. With Thanksgiving, there is absolutely zero expectations. No presents. Nothing but family and friends getting together, enjoying some good food and wonderful company. When we get together with family for Thanksgiving, we really enjoy the food part! These Thanksgiving appetizers are perfect for your holiday get together!

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When I think of Thanksgiving appetizers, nothing screams “perfect” better than this turkey veggie tray. We all want our kids to eat more veggies and I think this adorable veggie tray will do just that! The nice thing about this veggie tray is that you can customize it with the veggies you like best!

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I’m always down for trying new appetizers and having something that may not be the norm. Who wants to have the same things over and over again? I sure don’t! This Mexican Corn Dip from The Salty Side Dish definitely fits that bill!

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For the low-carb/Keto folks at your Thanksgiving, this next appetizer is perfect for them! Not only are these bacon wrapped smokies delicious, but they are a real crowd pleaser, as well. I like to make extra and store them in the fridge to have the next day. They reheat well too.

Thanksgiving appetizers

 

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This next Thanksgiving appetizer would be perfect as an appetizer or with the meal…your choice! However you choose to use it, the Turkey Cranberry Crescent Roll from This Mama Cooks sounds absolutely delicious. I may make it for my Thanksgiving this year!

Thanksgiving appetizers

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And finally, no holiday or family get together is complete with out this next recipe. Can you guess what it is? Deviled eggs! But not just any deviled eggs for Thanksgiving…these Pumpkin Deviled Eggs are super cute and totally appropriate for the holiday (and no, there is not actual pumpkin in the recipe…they just look like cute little pumpkins).

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So tell me, which Thanksgiving appetizers recipe is your favorite?


Party Perfect Halloween Desserts

Are you having a Halloween party this year? Do you need a Halloween dessert to take to your child’s class party? Whether you want to take something quick and easy or something a little more elaborate, these Halloween desserts are perfect for any Halloween party setting! Your kids (and you…lets be real here) will love these tasty desserts!

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Making fun Halloween desserts is something I enjoy. I haven’t done it in a few years, but that is going to change this year. Whether you are making desserts for work, your child’s class party or a party you are hosting/attending, these Halloween desserts are super fun and perfect for any Halloween occasion.

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Halloween Desserts You Must Make

Everyone loves brownies. It’s typically the first thing I sign up to take to a get together. That or cookies. These Halloween Brownie Bites are perfect! Plus they have those little candy corn pumpkins on them. I love those!

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Two of my favorite things are Jello and candy corn. Candy corn is one of those things that you either love or hate. I think the same goes for Jello. However, I love both. This would be a perfect dessert for a Halloween class party! Check out Girl Raised in the South for the recipe!

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This next Halloween dessert recipe is perfect to take to work. Everyone at work will be happy to see this Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza in the office! No dessert table is complete without chocolate and peanut butter!

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When my kids were in elementary school, each of their class parties usually had a table where the kids could make their own dessert. The Ghostly Pudding Cups are the perfect dessert for kids to put together at their class party.

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At Christmas time, one of my favorite things in the world is pepperment bark. When I saw this super easy Halloween bark, I knew I had to share the recipe with you. It’s super cute and something you could have your kids help you with. I bet they would love to place the candy eyeballs!

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You know those white fudge covered Oreos that only come out during the holidays? They were always my favorite. These easy Halloween Spiderweb Oreos are the Halloween version! They really do look easy to make. Just think about how excited your child would be to open their lunch box up to one of these delicious Halloween cookies?!?

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So tell me, which of these Halloween desserts is your favorite?