The week leading up to Thanksgiving is all about preparation! If you’re looking to stay healthy and keep the lbs. off this holiday season, planning is going to be your best friend. My last post talked about keeping it clean going into Thanksgiving so you can feel okay about indulging a bit and enjoy some foods you don’t always get to on the day of. This post is all about planning the actual meal!
If you are the one hosting or even if you are contributing to the meal this year, you’re in luck because that means you’re in control of the food that will be offered and ultimately what you end up eating. Thanksgiving can be a very healthy meal with lean turkey meat, potatoes and lots of vegetable sides. However, it can also go south quickly- stuffing, gravy, bacon wrapped vegetables, cheese, dips, fried foods, and endless desserts- not to mention pure volume of food! Start by planning the menu with mostly healthy options and only a few indulgences.
Below I’m sharing some of my personal favorites to have or bring to thanksgiving this year. Trust me, there will be others appreciating the healthy choices. And just wait until you see these recipes- definitely ‘Instagram worthy!!”
Maple Roasted Carrot Salad
Butternut squash and quinoa salad
Turkey Veggie Tray
Rosemary Infused Wild Rice Stuffed Mushrooms
Sweet potato & cauliflower mash
Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta
Looking for more healthy ideas for Thanksgiving or in general? Check out Eat Fit Live Instagram- all pins are ‘RD-approved!’ Constantly adding new recipes so be sure to keep checking back.
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