Tempt Your Taste Buds: New Ideas for Thanksgiving 

With Thanksgiving coming up soon, what to cook for family gatherings is on most of our minds, and we know you want to eat healthier as well as save money. Luckily, cooking healthy doesn’t also have to break the bank! CalFresh is a great resource for healthy tips and recipes that are simple, fun, and affordable. If you want to try something different this holiday season, here are three recipes for a tasty twist on traditional dishes.  


If you want to “think outside the bird” and skip the turkey this year, consider making this catfish dish. It features the savory and flavorful Soulful Seasoning and a delicious pairing of collard greens. Catfish is also a low-calorie, high-protein seafood option that’s a great source of nutrients. 


If sweet potatoes are a staple for your Thanksgiving family meals, try this sweet and savory recipe made with cinnamon. You can have it as a side dish or pair it with some ice cream for a dessert to wrap up the meal. Sweet potatoes and apples are great sources of fiber and vitamins.  


Up your cornbread game with this family recipe featuring black-eyed peas and jalapeño peppers. It’s a great side dish that serves 9 people easily, and there’s no shortage of health benefits. Black-eyed peas are high in protein, fiber, and various nutrients that help fight diseases and support weight loss.