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Thanksgiving: 5 recipes for your family feast

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? Try these kid-friendly recipes to ring in the holiday.

By Sarah and Murray Bancroft

Thanksgiving: 5 recipes for your family feast

Thanksgiving: 6 recipes for your family feast

Thanksgiving feast

Want to impress your Thanksgiving dinner guests? Introduce some new holiday recipes courtesy of Vancouver mom and Editor-in-Chief of vitamindaily.com Sarah Bancroft.


A version of this article appeared in our October 2012 issue with the headline "You're invited: At our house," pp. 88-93.

Thanksgiving: 5 recipes for your family feastPhoto: Janis Nicolay

Quick Pickled Beets

Bright colors are a surefire way to get your kids excited about eating their vegetables this holiday season. Say goodbye to greens and hello to red and yellow beats that are both delicious and nutritious. 

Get the recipe here: Quick Pickled Beets

Thanksgiving: 5 recipes for your family feastPhoto: Janis Nicolay

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Spiced Cranberry Chutney

This make-ahead recipe will free up your time on Thanksgiving night, which means one less thing to worry about with your entire family waiting around the dinner table. A cranberry classic that goes great with your turkey and stuffing, our chutney is a must-have over the holidays.

Get the recipe here: Spiced Cranberry Chutney

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Murray's Turkey

Although Sarah's husband Murray hates turkey, he puts his chef hat on at Thanksgiving to give you this recipe all kids will love.

"Murray's solution was to have his butcher, Cioffe's on Vancouver's east side, debone a turkey for him, which he stuffed and rolled and roasted, thus sidestepping the proverbial turkey challenge of overcooked breasts and undercooked anything else."

Get the recipe here: Murray's Turkey

Thanksgiving: 5 recipes for your family feastPhoto: Janis Nicolay

Thyme Tattooed Potatoes

These deliciously colorful potatoes cook themselves in under a half hour! Plus, the kids can help!

Get the recipe here: Get the Thyme Tattooed Potatoes

Thanksgiving: 5 recipes for your family feastPhoto: Janis Nicolay

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Zucchini "Spaghetti"

Get all of the flavour with none of the carbs! This zucchini "spaghetti" is a fun twist on pasta — the classic kid staple. 

Get the recipe here: Zucchini "Spaghetti"

Thanksgiving: 5 recipes for your family feastPhoto: istockphoto

Pear Tarte Tatin

"With pears in season now, this tarte tartin is perfect on a plate," says Sarah Bancroft. Best served warm with vanilla ice cream, this sugary treat is a fruit-filled alternative (or addition) to pumpkin pie this holiday season.

Get the recipe here: Pear Tarte Tatin

Thanksgiving: 5 recipes for your family feastPhoto: Janis Nicolay

More Thanksgiving treats

5 non-traditional Thanksgiving sides> Jazz up your holidays table with these side dishes.

Thanksgiving: 5 recipes for your family feast
This article was originally published on Sep 27, 2012

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