Doesn’t the thought of eating turkey and mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving make you feel a little traditional? I feel as though it’s time to step out of the box and think non-traditional this year. That’s why I’m letting you know about several different non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner ideas that will have you smacking your lips.
#1. Chinese Food
I’ve always thought this would be a great idea for a non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Who says you need to have a table full of turkey, pasta, and potatoes? I’m thinking along the lines of Chinese Food this year. It tastes delicious and I know everyone will love it.
#2. Healthier Versions
I am frankly tired of gaining weight over the holidays and that’s why I’ve thought about just being completely healthy about Thanksgiving this year as well. Instead of mashed potatoes, I like the idea of sweet potato crisps. Don’t worry about the #1 in this post though because Chinese food is naturally healthy and those calories don’t count (insert wink here).
#3. Sensational Seafood
I do love a good turkey dinner but I wouldn’t mind trying a bunch of various seafood options either. If I were going to think outside of the box for a non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner I would go the route of seafood. There’s something scrumptious about trying new types of shrimp, fish, and even crab legs.
#4. Fondue Fountain
Who says you need to have food at all? One of my favorite versions of a non-traditional Thanksgiving meal is chocolate fondue creation. You can go all out and even add a healthier touch to the fondue with fruit. My favorite is dipping strawberries in chocolate. What’s yours?
If you don’t feel like cooking and you just want to enjoy your family this Thanksgiving, then it’s time to whip out the pizza. Don’t just order out, but instead make your pizza from scratch and allow everyone to create their own pizza style. This is a great way to involve kids in the Thanksgiving feast as well.
No matter which Thanksgiving version you choose, traditional or not, just remember to enjoy the season and embrace the time together you have as a family.