A Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!

So today I spent WAAAAY  too much time on the internet reading some of my favorite food blogs in search of  healthy Thanksgiving recipes.

I figured you might be in need of some healthy recipe ideas for this year’s Thanksgiving feast so I put together this post of seven healthy, "Lisa Cohen Fitness Approved" recipes for you!  

This is a Must Read for the HOLIDAY

I found this first recipe for Cauliflower Mash at whole foods last week, and I made it for my family.  Anika loved it!  Steve is not a big fan of cauliflower but he liked it too.  A delicious, low carb substitute for the traditional Thanksgiving comfort food! 

The truth is:  You can serve this dish on Thanksgiving and NO ONE will know that it is not the usual high calorie, butter laden mashed potatoes!

Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes"

  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 2 large cloves garlic
  • 2 cups low sodium veggie broth.  (chicken broth also works)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley
Directions
  1. Cut off large stems of cauliflower and chop up the remaining pieces
  2. Mash the garlic cloves.
  3. Boil cauliflower and garlic in broth for 40 minutes (or until fork tender)
  4. Reserve the broth.
  5. Place cauliflower and olive oil in cuisinart and blend until completely mashed.
  6. Add a little reserved broth to the right consistency.
  7. Season with salt and pepper
 Here are the rest of my favorites for this year......................

Pumpkin Hummus - This looks like the perfect Thanksgiving day appetizer.

Source: Elana's Pantry

Acorn Squash with Cranberry Apple Stuffing:  I love stuffed squash for Thanksgiving and this one sounds pretty delicious.

Source:  Eating Well Magazine

Quinoa Salad with Oranges, Beets and Pomegranate

IMG 44111   Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Source:  Oh She Glows

Cranberry, Apricot and Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf - From Oh She Glows!  One of my favorite websites for delicious vegan recipes!

Source:  Love and Lemons

Maple and Balsalmic Roasted Brussel Sprouts:  Sweet and savory brussel sprouts – it doesn’t get much better. Even brussel sprout haters will change their minds!

Source:  The Foodie Physician

Lightened Up Holiday Stuffing:  This is a nice "lightened up" version of the holiday favorite.  Enjoy this stuffing without blowing your healthy eating plan!