Thanksgiving Progressive Dinner

Written by Crafty Spices

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Join in as 8 bloggers come together and share with you a progressive dinner, online style. Each blog will "host" a course, and share with you a favorite recipe for the holiday season. This dinner is being hosted by:

We are looking forward to serving you! All you need to do is follow along the blogs, and you'll get a full course meal to bring in your holiday season! Thanks for joining us and being our guest!

We are so excited to be a part of this Thanksgiving Progressive Dinner and featuring our Healthy Salad with Spinach Mangoes, Sweet Potatoes, and tasty flavors.

Ready in: 20 minutes (12 Prep + 8 Bake)  |  Serves: 2 - 4  |  Complexity: Easy
  • 4 Cups of Spinach
  • 2 tsp Freshly grounded Pink Salt
  • 4 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • 2 Mangoes (one ripen and one half way)
  • 1 Sweet potatoes
  • 1 Cup dried cramberies
  • 1 Cup Sliced Almonds
  • 3/4 Cup Feta Cheese
Spinach Mango Sweet Potato Salad - Ingredients
Spinach Mango Sweet Potato Salad
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 C)
  2. Rince and air dry spinach
  3. Meanwhile, Cut and cube mangoes. Set aside
  4. Wash and peel sweet potato, then make very thin slices using a potato peeler. (some call it peeling)
  5. Place sweet potato slices in a baking pan and into the oven for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside
  6. Place spinach in a large serving bowl.
  7. Add all ingredients except almonds, EVOO and feta cheese
  8. Slitly fold in, mixing all ingredients together.
  9. Serve and lastly add Feta cheese and almonds
  10. Alternative Serving Option: Separate individual larger spinish leaves. Mix all ingredients except spinich, then plate large spinach and serve salad over each leaf. (See picture below, makes a great presentation)

This is it for our healthy: Thanksgiving Salad with spinach, mangoes and sweet potato.
Spinach Mango Sweet Potato Salad - Serving plate
Spinach Mango Sweet Potato Salad - Serving leaves

Learning Time

Fun educational activities or questions to do with little ones while preparing this recipe.
  • When ever we are making a meal or anything for that matter in celebration of a holiday we explain to the little ones the meaning of the holiday and why we celebrate it.
  • Since this salad is for a Thanksgiving dinner we also made it while giving thanks for every ingredient that we included.
  • Talking to children about the benefits of certain foods while making a meal is a great way to get them involve and interested.
  • No only individual ingredients are good but in this case talking about why we eat salad.
  • Spinich is a leave but not all leave can be eaten, this is very impotant to clarify to little ones.
Learning can be a great experience, don't pass an opportunity.
Enjoy and don't forget to have Fun!!
Author: Jay
"Friend, companion, wife, and modern mom to 2 beautiful baby girls. Loves to travel and enjoys the outdoors, likes to cook and bake, enjoys doing crafty things and spending time with her family.

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0 # RE: Thanksgiving Progressive DinnerHeather 2013-11-19 14:39
Jay, that salad looks divine!!! I'm coming to your house for dinner when you make this, okay???
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Crafty Spices
0 # RE: Thanksgiving Progressive DinnerCrafty Spices 2013-11-19 22:34
We would love to have you over, come join us anytime.
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0 # Timber Creek FarmJanet 2013-11-19 15:41
Hi Jay. I love salads with unique combinations. Definitely will have to try this. Looks so good- Happy Thanksgiving!
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Crafty Spices
0 # RE: Timber Creek FarmCrafty Spices 2013-11-19 22:35
Thank you Janet, I hope you make it and love it as much as we do.
happy Thanksgiving to you as well :)
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Amy Perdew
0 # Consider Me InspiredAmy Perdew 2013-11-20 19:26
What a fantastic idea. I love the holidays for all of the meals that bring family and friends is like glue for the holidays! Spinach is one of my favorite things to eat..thanks for the share. Have a great day!
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