Kevin’s Tips and Swaps for a Healthy Holiday Season!

Someone passing a gravy boat of Kevin's Natural Foods Turkey Gravy over the top of an arrangement of Christmas decorations.

Thanksgiving, the all-American holiday to give thanks, revel with loved ones, and indulge in scrumptious meals. But, wait! Before you loosen that belt a notch, why not give your feast a healthy makeover? Keep the cozy traditions and swap out the over-the-top indulgences for some healthier options.

We’re all about a good tradition, but we think it’s time to kick the idea that Thanksgiving dinner requires hours and hours of prep in the kitchen to the curb!

Gathered with gratitude, feasting with family and friends. And, hoarding the gravy boat of course! 🍂🦃  

From gluten-free turkey gravy to keto mashed cauliflower and paleo sweet potatoes, Kevin’s has you covered! Impress your friends and family with a guilt-free Thanksgiving spread.

1. Turkey: The Main Event

Let's be real, Thanksgiving minus Turkey equals "just another meal." Whether you bake, fry (not in unhealthy oils!), barbecue, or even smoke it, turkey is the ultimate feast bird. Turkey is jam-packed with protein, loaded with vitamins and minerals, and is low in fat (well, as long as you keep that skin off).

Turkey, the main event and star of the show! It’s a great source of protein and is low-fat. Time to Gobble up! 🦃

2. Gravy: The Unsung Hero of Thanksgiving

Gravy: the unsung hero of Thanksgiving, turning dry turkey into a saucy sensation. It's basically liquid gold. 🍗✨

What's a Thanksgiving feast without a generous pour of gravy over everything? Time to ditch Grandma's recipe and opt for a lighter version. Trust us, the taste won't disappoint! This velvety sauce is the perfect match for your Thanksgiving spread this year.

Kevin’s Turkey Gravy is available at all Costco stores across the US and Mexico.

3. Bread Rolls: The Age-Old Little Pillows of Happiness

We all know the temptation of devouring a basket of warm bread rolls, but the post-carb coma can feel not too great. Fear not! We’ve got you covered with some of our favorite healthy bread brands that still taste amazing and are much lighter than your typical bag of rolls! 

Against the Grain - Rolls

Canyon Bakehouse - Rolls

4. Sides: Healthy Sides Elevate Holiday Feasts!

Sides you’ll want to make the main course! 

Homestyle Mashed Potatoes

Potatoes often get a bad rep for being unhealthy as they are often fried in pro-inflammatory, highly processed oils and over consumed with fast food, but potatoes in and of themselves are quite healthy and nutrient dense.

These taters are gluten-free and soy-free. They are made with only 5 ingredients. Just like you’d make them if you had all day to sit around and mash potatoes all day!

Get ready for the silkiest mashed potatoes you’ve ever tasted, and guess what? No more tedious hours of peeling and washing!


What even is ghee, you may ask? It is a rich, delicious, lactose-free alternative to butter and cooking oils! 

Opt for Ghee this year for a healthier alternative to regular butter. It is great if you’re Paleo, Keto, or Whole30. 4th & Heart Ghee starts with the highest quality, grass-fed and pasture-raised butter. With a smoke point of 485 degrees, Ghee will be your go-to this holiday season! 

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

These are simple and delicious. Why fuss with marshmallows and mountains of sugar when you can have simple Mashed Sweet Potatoes? These are paleo, gluten-free, and have no added sugar. 

These Mashed Sweet Potatoes are so good, they’re basically dessert in disguise! Who needs pie anyway? 🍠😋 


A good broth makes all the difference during the holidays. Don’t settle for a mediocre broth when you can sip on one crafted with organic ingredients and is bursting with five-star flavor!

Bonafide Provisions refers to their broth as nutrient liquid gold. Bone broth has been used for centuries as a traditional method of supporting the body and restoring vitality from the inside out. Broth is the base of many holiday dishes that you know and love so be sure to pick one with only the best ingredients!  

Mashed Cauliflower

Planning on crushing that low-carb or keto lifestyle this Thanksgiving? Say goodbye to those carb-loaded potatoes and hello to our mouth-watering Mashed Cauliflower. Packed with creamy goodness, cheddar cheese, and a pinch of sea salt, this grain-free alternative will be the star of your feast!

Can we give a round of applause to the humble cauliflower? You can make literally anything out of it! 

Cauli & Cheese

Looking for something the kids will love? Our Cauli & Cheese is decadent and delicious. It’s perfectly sous-vide cauliflower with a decadent cheese sauce made with cheddar cheese, cream, and a hint of sea salt. It is gluten-free and keto certified. This side dish will have you ditching regular mac and cheese for good!

Who says veggies can’t be sneaky? Cauliflower smothered in cheesy goodness is the perfect disguise to make your little ones ask for seconds!

5. More Tasty Alternatives: Veggies! 

Air-Fryer Holiday Roasted Vegetables

Hold on - let’s give a standing ovation to the air fryer for turning Brussels Sprouts and nearly every other veggie into crispy, golden perfection! This Thanksgiving, save space in the oven and give the air fryer a chance to work its magic on those fall veggies! 

Indulge in gratitude this Thanksgiving! Savor the joy of good company, the warmth of love, and the abundance of wholesome feasts. Let this Thanksgiving be a feast for your heart and body, reminding you that the best way to give thanks is by taking care of your health. Happy, healthy Thanksgiving!