Everything You Need for Thanksgiving Besides the Turkey for Under $50

When skimping on holiday fixings isn’t an option—how do you prepare a memorable Thanksgiving feast without breaking the bank? We’ve asked the experts at Whole Foods Market® to show you the way to fill your holiday spread with the whole family’s favorites, all for less than you think.

Using staples from Whole Foods Market’s 365 Everyday Value® line, you’ll find a menu below featuring four essential Thanksgiving sides—plus dessert—all for under $50! This really is all the food you need to have a simple and tasty meal, minus the turkey (and some salt and pepper, but we know you already have that on hand.) The 365 Everyday Value line is free of artificial preservatives, colors, flavors, sweeteners, and hydrogenated fats—which is different than most other store brands. Simply put, it’s a better-for-you feast for an even better price – and that’s something to be thankful for!

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Roasted Spiced Carrots – With this menu, you’re getting two pounds of fresh organic baby carrots to make this delicious Roasted Spiced Carrots dish. Savings tip: buy this half-liter of 365 Everyday Value Small Batch California Olive Oil, which has robust and aromatic flavors, and you’ll still have plenty to use in many more roasted vegetable dishes to come.

  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Baby Carrots (2 bags) = $3.98
  • 365 Everyday Value Paprika = $2.99
  • 365 Everyday Value Ground Cumin = $2.99
  • 365 Everyday Value Ground Ginger = $2.99
  • 365 Everyday Value KorintjeCinnamon Ground = $2.99
  • 365 Everyday Value Garlic Powder = $2.99
  • 365 Everyday Value Cayenne Pepper = $2.99
  • 365 Everyday Value Extra Virgin Olive Oil California Small Batch = $6.99
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Mountain Forest Honey Amber = $5.49
  • 1 lemon = 59 cents

Creamy Mashed Potatoes – Make this delicious holiday staple using the easy-to-follow recipe featured on the back of every box of 365 Everyday Value Instant Potato Flakes.

  • 365 Everyday Value Instant Potato Flakes = $1.99
  • 365 Everyday Value Reduced Fat Milk = $1.39

Stuffing – No Thanksgiving is complete without stuffing! Simply use the recipe featured on the package of 365 Everyday Value Organic Traditional Stuffing.

  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Traditional Stuffing (2 bags) = $3.39
  • 365 Everyday Value Butter = $3.49

Classic Cranberry Sauce – This is so easy to make, you’ll want it all season long. Heat the cranberries and zest from both the orange and lemon in a saucepan until the cranberries burst and the sauce slightly thickens. Once the sauce has cooled, just refrigerate until it’s time to feast.

  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Whole Cranberries (frozen) = $2.29
  • 1 orange = 85 cents
  • 1 lemon = 59 cents

Lastly, what’s a great meal without a little dessert at the end? Grab a box of the retailer’s 365 Everyday Value Organic Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Ice Cream Sandwiches for only $3.99. These ice cream sandwiches are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth!

For all the products above, that’s a grand total of $48.98!

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Grab your pen and paper. Here’s the entire shopping list:

  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Baby Carrots (2 bags) = $3.98
  • 365 Everyday Value Paprika = $2.99
  • 365 Everyday Value Ground Cumin = $2.99
  • 365 Everyday Value Ground Ginger = $2.99
  • 365 Everyday Value KorintjeCinnamon Ground = $2.99
  • 365 Everyday Value Garlic Powder = $2.99
  • 365 Everyday Value Cayenne Pepper = $2.99
  • 365 Everyday Value Extra Virgin Olive Oil California Small Batch = $6.99
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Mountain Forest Honey Amber = $5.49
  • 2 lemons = $1.18
  • 365 Everyday Value Instant Potato Flakes = $1.99
  • 365 Everyday Value Reduced Fat Milk = $1.39
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Traditional Stuffing (2 bags) = $3.39
  • 365 Everyday Value Butter = $3.49
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Whole Cranberries (frozen) = $2.29
  • 1 orange = 85 cents

Another great way to save this Thanksgiving? Loving your leftovers! Allison Enke, Registered Dietitian for Whole Foods Market’s Exclusive Brands says she loves getting creative in the kitchen and making the biggest meal of the year last for days. Try Cooking Light‘s Corn Bread Stuffing MuffinsCran-Apple Smoked Turkey Sliders, and Pumpkin Pie Shake.

Whole Foods Market can make tackling your Thanksgiving shopping list even easier through their Holiday menu and online ordering service. Here you can reserve your turkey, side dishes, appetizers and even full heat-and-serve meals for pickup at your local store – just visit shop.wholefoodsmarket.com.

Happy eating!

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COMMENTS

  1. Virginia Mcdermott

    please if you could tell us how and where to enter thanks

    November 18, 2015 at 1:32 pm
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