Healthy Thanksgiving Feast

Tis’ the season for the Holidays! However, with the Holidays comes food, and lots of it.  The majority of the time the food we consume or that is available to us, is not on the healthy options list. Yet we still chose to eat it, saying we will start fresh come the New Year.  Why wait to start eating healthy for the New Year, start NOW!  Eating healthy can be and should be easy (since you are using mainly fresh whole ingredients anyway, hint hint) and fun.  I have not always been a healthy eater but I am now and I actually love it. I think of it as my hobby in fact.  I love eating good food at Thanksgiving, don’t get me wrong, but I find it fun to eat the things we all love, just make them healthy for my family and myself. So today my blog is about how to make a Thanksgiving Feast that is healthy for you and your entire family that they will love and be talking about for years to come.

What I have done is search the Internet to find healthy, easy recipes for your Thanksgiving Feast.  It is not hard to find something healthy on the Internet and I want to prove that to you.  Below is a link to all the recipe ideas.

 

Crock Pot Turkey:

If you are only cooking for a few people I would absolutely recommend using a crock pot to cook a turkey.  It is easy, hassle-free and pretty tasty!  Here is a recipe I found for the Turkey.  The only thing I would change in the recipe is I would use either olive oil or grape seed oil instead of vegetable oil.

http://www.food.com/recipe/crock-pot-turkey-breast-39044

 

Stuffing Alternative:

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/wild-rice-stuffing-10000001673004/

 

Sweet Potatoes:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Baked-Sweet-Potatoes-with-Ginger-and-Honey/Detail.aspx

 

Green Beans:

Love these green beans.

http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/garlicky-green-beans-pine-nuts-10000001687954/index.html

 

Cranberry Relish:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/fresh-cranberry-relish/

 

Desert:

Pumpkin Pie-

This one is a great recipe for Pumpkin pie, the only down side is it takes a while to bake.

http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/holiday-pumpkin-pie-recipe-ew1110

 

Apple Pie-

http://www.delish.com/recipefinder/oatmeal-nut-crunch-apple-pie-recipe-8911

 

I hope you enjoy these recipes just as much as my family and I do.  I also pray that you and your family have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving.  Always remember what the season is for and that is to give thanks for our life and all that is in it.

 

Yours in Health,

Dr. Ronda