Healthy(ish) Thanksgiving Desserts | stRIDE Spin & Fitness

November 22, 2018

The holidays are rapidly approaching and most of us are probably procrastinating our holiday shopping and cooking because we are too busy enjoying our extra few days off. We wanted to leave a few of our favorite holiday desserts that hopefully will not break open your pants after you are finished eating your Thanksgiving meal (but if it does, we will support you).


Pumpkin Pie


  • 1 whole wheat pie crust

  • 1 can 15-ounce pure pumpkin or 2 cups fresh

  • 1/2 cup almond milk

  • 4 beaten eggs (or egg replacement)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice or mix together nutmeg cinnamon, cloves

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla liquid stevia


  1. Prepare your crust from the recipe above.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  3. Lay aluminum foil over the pie crust and add pie weights or raw dry beans, about 2 pounds.

  4. Spread beans over the bottom of the pie on foil.

  5. Place pie plate onto a baking sheet. Bake the crust for 10 minutes then remove the foil and beans and bake another 10 minutes.

  6. While the crust is baking prepare your filling. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.

  7. Pour filling mixture into the crust.

  8. Bake for 45 minutes -1 hour or until center is set.

  9. Cool to room temperature on wire rack.

  10. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Berry Crumble


  • 2 cups of berries of your choice (blueberries & blackberries is a favorite!!)

  • ½ cup of butter

For the crumble

  • ⅓ cup of sprouted whole grain flour

  • ½ cup of rolled oats

  • 2 tbsp of chia seeds

  • A drizzle of honey (for taste)


  1. Spray pan and add berries to the bottom

  2. Mix all crumble ingredients together

  3. Spread crumble on top of the berries

  4. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes


Warm Cinnamon Apple


  • 4 Macintosh Apples

  • ½ cup of coconut sugar

  • 1 tsp of cinnamon

  • ¼ tsp of nutmeg

  • 2 tbsp of water

  • 1 tbsp of butter


  1. Place the apples, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a plastic bag and shake it

  2. Place ingredients in a saucepan and add the water and butter

  3. Stir over a medium heat for about 10 minutes


Don’t forget to send us photos of how our #stRIDEstrong family spends their Thanksgiving!


Want to wish our entire stRIDE family a happy and safe Thanksgiving. This year (and every year) we are extremely thankful for our amazing clients who have turned into family. We will see you Friday for a post-turkey sweat! WE LOVE YOU.


Have you seen our Thanksgiving week schedule? Book your class here!


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