This year really has flown by…
Truth be told, the reason you end up sleeping away the afternoon after eating Thanksgiving dinner is not because of the turkey. It has to do more with the excessive amounts of carbohydrates eaten. Stuffing, mashed potatoes, rolls, pies, snacks, and desserts send your blood sugar skyrocketing and then it crashes sending you into a carb coma that can last for days.
Thanksgiving dinner can still be enjoyable without overindulging in too many carbohydrates and sugar-laden foods.
Tips for a Healthier More Nutrient Dense Thanksgiving Dinner:
Replace mashed potatoes with mashed cauliflower or a mix of cauliflower and potatoes to decrease carbohydrates.
Increase number of green vegetables side dishes. Roasted Brussels sprouts and simple steamed green beans are a great way to do this!
Use fruit as a sweetener in cranberry sauce instead of straight sugar.
Make a bread-free stuffing or use nut flours for breadcrumbs.
Use nut flours for the base of pies.
Instead of marshmallow topped sweet potato casserole mix squash, sweet potato, coconut milk, and spices such as cinnamon & nutmeg for a nice fall flavor.
Skip the alcohol…or minimize consumption.
Below are 12 Healthier Alternatives to the traditional Thanksgiving dinner without sacrificing flavor or taste!
Thanksgiving Recipe Round-up
Click on the recipe name, for the link to that recipe! ENJOY!
Everything tastes better with bacon!!! Try Bacon Pecan Brussel Sprouts as a side dish this year.
Other side dishes and desserts include the following:
Fall Harvest Mash from Multiply Delicious
Cranberry Sauce from Whole9
Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Squash, & Cranberries from Whole9
Root Vegetable Mash from Mary Vance
Squash and Sweet Potato Bake from Whole9
Apple “Pumpkin” Pie from Whole9
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