If you worry about being able to make it through the holidays with your health goals in tact, you are not alone. Many of our patients express that this time of year flat out makes them anxious. And we get it.
Here at Food Heaven we believe in that small steps lead to big changes over time. Which is why we are only going to share only one ridiculously simple step for making your holiday a little more healthy. The answer is so basic it may surprise you, but it works:
BRING THE VEGETABLES.
No, but seriously. Instead of focusing on what you “can’t” eat*, focus on all of the delicious, abundant, fresh and healthy food you can eat, and do everyone a favor by bringing it to the table.
If you bring a plant-based dish that you love, you’ll inspire others to eat that same plant-based dish. This solution is not only good for you- it’s good for the entire family. Want seconds? Start with another helping of the veggie dish and then decide if you are still hungry. It works.
To give you a few ideas, we dug through the Food Heaven recipe archives and picked 10 of our favorite healthy thanksgiving recipes that are easy to make and delish. We included some starchy dishes here as well, but made sure they were a little bit healthier than their traditional counterparts (Light Jalapeno Cornbread? YAS PLEASE).
Also do us a favor by sharing the links to your favorite thanksgiving recipes in the comments below. We love getting ideas from you all.
10 Healthy Plant-Based Thanksgiving Recipes
1. Chickpea Stuffed Acorn Squash
2. South Indian Squash Curry
3. Light Jalapeno Cornbread
4. Coconut Lentil Rice
5. Glazed Garlic String Beans
6. Brussels Sprouts, 4 ways
7. Roasted Cheddar Hasselback Potatoes
8. Roasted Acorn Squash Wedges
9. Rosemary Blackberry Spritzers
10. Skinny Mini Pies
And there you have it! These are our top 10 recipe picks for Thanksgiving. Enjoy the holidays beautiful people! There is so much to be thankful for.