Do you tend to overindulge in holiday meals and feel guilty about all the delicious yet unhealthy food you had consumed? Do you dread the feeling of your clothes not fitting you? Do you justify all your eating by saying that you’ll do better once the New Year comes?
It’s easier to avoid a problem than it is to solve it. Begin your holidays by eating and living healthy, and you will have a huge head start those who eat too much sugar and processed food over Thanksgiving.
One mistake that many people make in changing their way of eating and their life is saying, “I can’t have ____.” That could be desserts, along with food that actually tastes good.
The wonderful news is that you can have pumpkin pie and many other foods. Just making those foods with healthier ingredients will help your health so much since we are in the midst of cold and flu season.
Here are some healthy recipes for you to use this Thanksgiving!
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin pie can be delicious and healthy. Here is the recipe I’ll be making this Thanksgiving!
To view the entire recipe, go here.
Holiday Roasted Vegetables
Since much produce is out of season, substitute frozen Brussels sprouts and carrots this Thanksgiving. Oh, and feel free to add more of your favorite vegetables to this scrumptious recipe!
Here is what you will need for this delicious recipe:
- 3/4 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
- 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/2” pieces
- extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp. chopped rosemary leaves
- 1 tsp. chopped thyme leaves
- 1/2 c. toasted pecans
- 1/2 c. dried cranberries
Go here for the full recipe.
Melting Sweet Potatoes
- 1/2 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced crosswise into ½” coins
- 1 tbsp. melted butter
- kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 c. maple syrup
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1/2 c. toasted pecans, chopped
Wow these look so wonderfully yummy. Thanks so much for posting such a great selection.
Don’t they look delicious? I plan to make the pumpkin pie and roasted vegetables. Thanks for stopping by!
My Thanksgiving meal is changing this year also due to my recent diagnosis of diabetes…My mother in law is making loaded cauliflower which is low carb and I will be making my first ever low carb sugar free pumpkin pie.
Excellent work in taking charge of your health. I wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving!
I’m definitely going to try the roasted Brussel sprouts recipe (minus the nuts and fruit). 🙂
Beth, I trust your family enjoyed the roasted Brussels sprouts! I would not make it with nuts or fruit either. 🙂
Definitely going to try the sweet potato recipe!!!! I had been debating on how to serve them this year and the pecans on top really sound good!!!!! Thanks!!
Diane, please enjoy the sweet potato recipe. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
thank you for the recipes as well as that beautiful hymn reminder.