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Welcome to Athlete Food - our continuous adventure to seek out healthy food around the globe and at our own dinner tables. Hope you are inspired to get on a plane or get out the plates and cook a healthy dinner tonight!

The Athlete Food Thanksgiving Table

The Athlete Food Thanksgiving Table


Here at Athlete Food we approach Thanksgiving dinner much like we do a big workout. As the cooks, we want to nail it with a table full of awesome dishes. But as eaters, we want to walk away feeling satisfied, but not overdone. 

With that in mind, our ideal Thanksgiving meal includes some savvy shortcuts and a few splurges (hello cake pops and chocolate pecan pie!), without leaving you counting down the hours until your next 10-mile run. 

To make our feast hearty and festive without overdoing it, we lean towards mostly naturally gluten-free dishes that are vegetable-forward. As a bonus, this strategy allows the special dieters at the table (ourselves included!) to have plates as full as the traditionalists. 

So here’s to eating well—but not leaving the table feeling as stuffed as (someone else’s) turkey.  We hope you and your families have a Happy Thanksgiving! Now go crush that Turkey Trot.  --Team AF

The Athlete Food Thanksgiving Menu

(see links to recipes below)


Athlete Food Cheese Plate

Cranberry Pear Spritzers


Rotisserie Chickens **

Cranberry Sauce 

Spiced Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Baked Fennel and Apples with Cheddar 

Kale and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad 

Tart Cherry, Pear and Sausage stuffing

Spicy Grilled Green Beans

Butternut Squash Mac 'n Cheese


Carrot Cake Pops

Chocolate Pecan Pie

**(This year we leaving the turkey cooking up to 

someone else and we reveal why 

in this Another Mother Runner Podcast)

The Recipes

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