Thanksgiving Holiday Cheer

Thanksgiving Holiday Cheer
By: Jacqueline Gomes, MBA, RDN

The holidays are officially upon us! November brings thoughts of fall colors, warm hearty foods, and cozy nights by the fire. It also reminds us that a bountiful Thanksgiving awaits us!

The holidays don’t have to mean over-indulgence or the end of your efforts towards a healthier lifestyle. In general, a traditional thanksgiving meal is full of nutritious foods such as lean protein from the turkey and plenty of healthier sides such as roasted vegetables and sweet potatoes.

While each family’s recipes will vary, remember to enjoy your meal to the point of fullness rather than feeling over stuffed like your holiday turkey.

Here are two festive recipes to add to this year’s holiday menu. 

Cranberry Mocktail 

Cranberry-Apple Mocktail

Mocktail are perfect for holiday celebration as most people can partake in their enjoyment. Make them extra special by adding seasonal accents such as cranberries, cinnamon sticks and apple cider!

Prep: 5 minutes

Makes: 1 Serving


  • 6 ounces Apple & Eve® Cranberry Blend
  • 4 ounces sparkling water
  • 1 Apple slice, halved
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ¼ cup Frozen cranberries


  1. Combine cranberry blend juice and sparkling water and divide between two glasses.
  2. Add apple slice, cinnamon stick and frozen cranberries to each glass.

By: Jacqueline Gomes, MBA, RDN

pumpkin Popovers  

Savory Herb Pumpkin Popovers

Prep: 5 minutes

Bake: 35-40 minutes

Makes: 5 to 6 popovers

Equipment: Popover tin (may sub muffin tin if needed)


  • 2 large Green Way eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or Greenway Organic fat free milk
  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill® all-purpose Flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup Farmer’s Organic Pumpkin Puree
  • ½ tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray tins generously with nonstick cooking spray or butter.
  2. Whisk eggs and milk, add in flour, salt, pumpkin puree, spice, butter and chopped herbs, whisk until combined.
  3. Place popover tin in oven for about 2 to minutes. Remove and pour batter evenly into 6 cups filling about 2/3 full.
  4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, popovers are best served hot directly from the oven. Enjoy!

Recipe by: Jacqueline Gomes, MBA, RDN