Gut-Healthy Thanksgiving Delights: A Feast for Your Microbiome

As Thanksgiving approaches, many of us look forward to a festive feast with family and friends. This year, why not add a gut-healthy twist to your traditional spread? We’ve partnered with Lifeway Kefir to bring you a collection of delicious recipes that not only celebrate the flavors of the season but also promote gut health. Let’s dive into our favorite gut-healthy Thanksgiving recipes!

Turkey Brine

1. Probiotic Turkey Brine

Start your Thanksgiving meal preparation by infusing your turkey with probiotics. Lifeway Kefir’s Turkey Brine recipe not only enhances the flavor of your turkey but also introduces beneficial bacteria that can support your gut health.

2. Probiotic Honeycrisp Salad

Kick off your feast with a refreshing Probiotic Honeycrisp Salad. Packed with probiotic-rich kefir dressing, this salad is a crunchy and flavorful way to stimulate your digestive system.

3. Pumpkin Pie with a Probiotic Twist

No Thanksgiving is complete without pumpkin pie. Lifeway Kefir’s Probiotic Pumpkin Pie  with Whipped Farmer Cheese Topping recipe not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also incorporates kefir for an added gut-health boost.

4. Farmer Cheese-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Elevate your side dishes with Farmer Cheese-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. These nutrient-packed sweet potatoes are not only delicious but also provide a good source of probiotics from Lifeway’s farmer cheese.

5. Roasted Carrots with Candied Pecans and Farmer Cheese

Add a burst of color and flavor to your table with Roasted Carrots. The combination of sweet carrots, crunchy pecans, and creamy farmer cheese creates a side dish that your gut will thank you for.

6. Seeded Fall Pumpkin Bread

For a delightful morning treat or an afternoon snack, indulge in Seeded Fall Pumpkin Bread. The addition of seeds and kefir provides a unique texture and a dose of gut-friendly goodness.

7. Streusel Pumpkin Muffins with Oat Maple Glaze

These Streusel Pumpkin Muffins are a crowd-pleaser. The oat maple glaze adds a touch of sweetness, and the kefir contributes to the moist and fluffy texture.

8. Probiotic Stuffing

Last but not least, upgrade your stuffing with the Sourdough Stuffing recipe. This classic Thanksgiving dish becomes even more appealing with the addition of probiotic-rich kefir.


By incorporating these gut-healthy recipes into your Thanksgiving menu, you not only treat your taste buds but also nurture your gut microbiome. Enjoy the feast, and let the celebration of good food and good health begin! Happy Thanksgiving!