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Thanksgiving Treats that are Super-Healthy

Hello!

Thanksgiving is one of the easier holidays to keep healthy, so long as you plan ahead instead of giving in to the normal sugar-laden regulars (canned cranberries, marshmallow yams, pie) and saturated-fat-bombs (regular gravy, stuffing and cream-filled mashed potatoes). Here are some ideas that are festive, delicious AND also healthier:

  • Toasted pumpkin seeds, eaten plain or sprinkled on a salad, perhaps with pomegranate seeds or sliced pear and lowfat feta cheese

  • Steamed green beans with garlic, toasted sesame oil, tamari sauce and toasted sesame seeds

  • Baked yams or sweet potatoes or butternut squash with cinnamon (no sugar needed for those with un-blitzed taste buds)

  • Mashed faux-tatoes (steamed cauliflower) with herbs, spices, garlic, onion, olive oil or whatever you like

  • Slow-roasted veggies with herbs, like zucchini, yellow squash, onions, mushrooms, fennel, cauliflower, garlic, carrots, tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplant, Brussels sprouts

  • Soup, full of autumn veggies and broth, or made from turkey leftovers

  • Toasted spiced pecans, perhaps served over berries as a healthy substitute for pecan pie

  • Pumpkin cream, made with almond milk, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg (if your tastebuds are sensitive, this will be a very sweet treat, even without added sweetener)

AND I know you have lots of great ideas, too. I’d love to hear ’em!

Have a very happy Thanksgiving and please know how thankful I am to be connected with you.

All my best,

Jill

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