Hello Friends! The Thanksgiving Countdown starts today!
I’m all about indulging…......but I also want to enjoy the food, wine and sweet treats AND feel great afterwards.
Already this week I have spent WAY too much time searching the internet for healthy Thanksgiving recipes. I figured there might be some other folks out there, like me, who need some healthy recipe inspiration for this year’s Turkey Feast, so I put together this yummy list of recipes. Enjoy!!!!
This sweet and crunchy salad is loaded with nutrients. Walnuts are a great source of vitamin E, an important antioxidant that keeps our cells strong and healthy. They are also packed with protein and linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that helps keep your brain sharp. The olive oil is good for you too – the healthy fat helps your body absorb vitamins A and K found in the greens! And I know you know how healthy those green leafy veggies are............So fill up your plate with this healthy green goodness.
Cranberries are full of antioxidants and their recognizable nutty taste are a must at any Thanksgiving table! The health benefits of consuming cranberries include lowered risk of urinary tract infections, prevention of certain types of cancer, improved immune function, decreased blood pressure and more. Luckily, making a delicious, homemade cranberry chutney is so easy, and you can make it up to a week in advance. It is a much healthier alternative to the traditional can of cranberry sauce.
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
These are not the yucky brussels sprouts you spit into your napkin as a child! (That's is what I did!) Brussels sprouts contain many vital nutrients and when done right, they often convert brussels sprouts haters into lovers.
Brussels sprouts help regulate digestive function due to all that fiber and they are a very rich source of vitamin C. (50% more vitamin C than an orange!)
Molasses Roasted Turkey Breast
Here comes your healthy dose of holiday protein. Just one 3.5 ounce serving contains 30 grams of protein. It’s also a good source of B vitamins and iron to keep you energetic and strong.
The spices and molasses are key to this dish, not just for flavor but for a healthy dose of antioxidants.
Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite winter foods. These tasty tubers are high in fiber, beta-carotene, and vitamin. They are also packed vitamin A.
Did you know that Vitamin A plays a big role in producing healthy and radiant skin?