Healthier Thanksgiving Options!

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

One of my favorite sides for this type of meal is to take a couple of sweet potatoes and regular potatoes, slice them thinly, and cook them in a blend of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, a seasoning packet of Good Seasons salad dressing, and a little bit of honey. *SO* delicious! It might even change your SO’s mind about sweet potatoes …

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I am on a low carb, high protien diet, and while looking at recipes I found 2 that sound nice…

 

Gaucamole deviled eggs..mm!! 

And then baked paprika carrots…tho I was thinking of doing half baked with paprika, and the other half cinnamon. 

Both so easy! 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

roasted brussel sprouts! I make them like this:

Clean the brussel sprouts and cut the really big ones in half. toss with a little olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper. Roast at 425 until they start getting pretty brown. Take them out and toss with a little parmesan cheese, then put them back in for 5 more minutes. They’re awesome this way!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

Another good one is roasted curried cauliflower/broccoli. Feel free to PM me if you want recipes!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

A healthier option for mac and cheese could be cheesy califlower and substitute heavy cream with greek yogurt and use cheedar with skim milk.  I also have some recipes for healthy desserts like spice bread and ginger snaps if you’re interested!

Post # 10
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Busy bee

I do turkey and then heavy on the veggies. I like oven roasted butternut squash too.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think it sounds great!  Your salad sounds amazing! 

Usually Cooking Light (magazine or website) has good options for lighter fare.  They do holiday issues.  I would check that out.

If you want one more healthy option I would do another vegetable. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Honestly one of my favorite parts of TG are the roasted veggies, or the green beans sauteed with a little butter and some toasted sliced almonds!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

@KCKnd2:  Oooh I totally want that recipe!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

@whoa_its_ash:  The sweet-potatoes-and-Good-Seasons or the curried cauliflower/broccoli? PM me your email address and I can send either or both!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

Here is how I feel about thanksgiving and christmas. I am okay with splurging on those two days. The problem comes with all the eating of treats before and after! Maybe cook what you love, and send home the leftovers with your guests?

 

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