Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year. Usually, it means that you’ll be able to spend time with family and remember and reminisce about what you are thankful for, all while enjoying a delicious meal. However, if you are hosting Thanksgiving, you may not be so thankful for having to cook the same food year after year. Changing up your spread can surprise your family in the best possible way – Sip Smarter can help with that!
We aren’t saying you need to do away with the turkey, but including new side dishes, desserts, and after-dinner beverages that can feed a crowd is always a great idea. That’s why we’ve created a number of delicious dishes that feature 100% juice, will compliment your turkey, and still feed a crowd.
Tangy Sweet Potato and Mango Salad: Mashed potatoes and stuffing side dishes certainly have earned their place as Thanksgiving staples, but your guests might like to try a different side dish with new flavor to it. Why not try this Tangy Sweet Potato and Mango Salad, from The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food & Culinary Professionals? This dish uses a sweet potato base combined with mangos, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, and 100% orange juice for vibrant and delicious flavor. It’s a new and healthy way to feature sweet potatoes in your Thanksgiving spread and it will fill your guests’ taste buds with flavors.
Cherry Cheesecake Bars: Not everyone may like a traditional Thanksgiving pie or want a full serving of dessert. Having a fun, light, and snackable dessert on hand, like these Cherry Cheesecake Bars is essential. From Regan Jones, RDN, and host of the podcast This Unmillenial Life, this dessert is a perfect after -dinner treat. It’s lighter than a whole cheesecake, and you and your guests are easily able to take as much or as little as you’d like. Plus, it’s made with cherry juice, which is loaded with vitamins and nutrients, such as potassium, which helps to manage fluid balances, blood pressure, and nerve/muscle functions, so guests can enjoy as much as they want!
Cranberry Orange Champagne Punch: After dinner has ended and the leftovers are in the fridge, many families sit down and huddle up around a few drinks. If you’re looking to make a new cocktail that will leave your guests impressed, this Cranberry Orange Champagne Punch is a perfect option. It’s a light and refreshing after-dinner cocktail that features fresh fruit, 100% orange juice, and 100% cranberry juice. One sip, and you’ll know you made the right call making it for your family.
We hope you and your family have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. For more information on the health benefits of 100% juice and to find even more delicious recipes, click here!