Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up

November 17, 2023

Check out my go-to recommendations for a mindful holiday. Eat the foods you love while still feeling good.

1. Eat breakfast! 

Skipping breakfast to “make up for” a big meal will set you up for failure. When we skip meals our blood sugar crashes and we are starving! This leads to feeling out of control when eating.

Tamara’s Tip: Aim for 30g of protein at breakfast, even on Thanksgiving day! For example, a veggie omlette with chicken sausage and roasted poatoes or fruit is a great start to the day!

2. Meals do not need to be earned

No need for extra workouts, skipping meals, or extreme diets before or after the holidays. Enjoy the day and savor the yummy food!

3. Plan for personal food preferences while also enjoying the food

Be mindful of foods that you don’t tolerate while also enjoying your favorite foods!

Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up

1. Appetizer

Fall Harvest Board

Charcuterie boards are so fun to make and they are always a crowd pleaser! This board can be customized to be dairy-free, vegan/vegetarian, or gluten-free!

Dairy-Free/Vegan Favorites:

  • Kite Hill Dairy-Free Spreads
  • Hummus
  • Other dips and spreads

Vegan/Vegetarian Favorites:

  • Nuts and seeds
  • Veggies!
  • Colorful fruit and veggies

Gluten-Free Favorites:

  • Mary’s Gone Crackers
  • Simple Mills Crackers
  • Crunch Master Multi-Seed Crackers
  • Terra Vegetable Chips

2. Side Salad

Apple Pomegranate Salad

I love salads with pomegranate in the fall! The salad is sweet, crunchy and refreshing! I also love adding very finely sliced red onion to this salad.

3. Side Dish

Parmesan Herb Roasted Acron Squash

Potatoes and sweet potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple, but acorn squash deserves a spot at the table too! This recipe is super simple but will wow your guests!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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