A Paleo Thanksgiving

Image result for exercising turkey

With millions of other Americans, I’ve recently discovered I have food allergies. I have struggled with Rheumatoid Arthritis for almost five years now, and I believe the foods I was eating were contributing to my debilitating joint pain. So for the past six months, I have been on a modified diet, trying to figure out which foods seem to exacerbate my symptoms. For me-so far-it’s gluten, dairy, corn, oats, and sugar that are off my list. With my newly restrictive lifestyle, I have been dreading this season full of wonderful smells and tasty traditions. So I want to be prepared with some good-tasting choices when it comes to my Thanksgiving meal.

Southern Cornbread dressing is the most prized recipe on our family’s Thanksgiving table, so I had to find something that could help me satisfy that craving. I plan to make this version, by Paleo plus Life. Let’s hope it lives up to Grandma’s-or at least is a close second. What are some healthy holiday foods you are planning to make?

Paleo “Cornbread” Dressing


  • 1/3 large onion, rough dice
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sage leaves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 4 cups gluten-free flour mix (2 parts coconut flour, 3 parts almond flour and 8 parts tapioca flour)
  • 2 cups cashew meal
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter or other oil
  • 5 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups broth


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large cast iron skillet, combine onions, celery, carrots, sage, salt and pepper with a two tablespoons of fat. Saute over medium-low heat until veggies are softened (approximately ten minutes). When done, remove vegetables from pan.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the flour mix, cashew meal, baking soda and salt; stir thoroughly. Add melted oil, eggs, and broth, stirring after each addition (the batter will be somewhat stiff until Fold in sauteed vegetables.
  4. (There should still be some oil remaining in the skillet from cooking the vegetables; if not, add another tablespoon. Pour the batter into the skillet; bake for 40 minutes or until top is browned and crusty. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving. http://www.paleopluslife.com/paleo-cornbread-dressing/

Paleo "Cornbread" Dressing | Paleo + Life

19 thoughts on “A Paleo Thanksgiving

  1. I’m curious to find out what blog system you’re using?
    I’m experiencing some small security issues with my latest
    blog and I’d like to find something more safe.
    Do you have any suggestions?

  2. If some one desires expert view concerning running a blog
    afterward i advise him/her to go to see this website, Keep up the nice work.

  3. Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and
    I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot.
    I hope to give something back and help others like you aided me.

  4. Hey there I am so thrilled I found your website, I really found you
    by mistake, while I was browsing on Yahoo for something else, Regardless I am
    here now and would just like to say thanks for a marvelous post and a all round
    interesting blog (I also love the theme/design),
    I don’t have time to look over it all at the moment but I have book-marked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read much more, Please
    do keep up the great work.

  5. Hello there! This post couldn’t be written much better!
    Looking through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He constantly kept talking about this. I’ll send this article to him.

    Fairly certain he will have a very good read. Many
    thanks for sharing!

  6. Greetings! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a
    quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading through your posts.
    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that
    deal with the same subjects? Thanks for your time!

  7. I think that is one of the so much important info for me. And i am satisfied studying your article.
    However should remark on some normal things, The site style is
    wonderful, the articles is in point of fact great :
    D. Just right job, cheers

  8. Hey! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick
    shout out and say I truly enjoy reading your posts.
    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same
    subjects? Thank you so much!

  9. I was recommended this web site by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my trouble.
    You are amazing! Thanks!

  10. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good.

    I don’t know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you aren’t
    already 😉 Cheers!

  11. My spouse and I stumbled over here by a different page and thought
    I should check things out. I like what I see so now i’m following you.

    Look forward to checking out your web page repeatedly.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *