As someone who doesn’t eat what everyone else does, Thanksgiving can be a disaster waiting to happen. All the snacks, the rich food and desserts. I want to be thankful, at the end of this, to have kept to program. With that in mind, I am making certain foods for the dinner that will make being paleo easy.
- Turkey itself is paleo, so I don’t have to worry about that, but there is that pesky stuffing. Thankfully I have my wonderful friend and chef, Mary, who will be making me paleo “bread” to use as the base of the stuffing. Then I am going to add the regular seasonings of sage, poultry seasoning, etc. I am also thinking of adding some apples to it. I doubt anyone will be able to tell and we will all be able to eat healthier.
- Sides. These vixens can be the death of your dinner. All those butter and carbs. My plan is to have green beans grilled with herbs, cauli-mash for myself and mashed potatoes for the rest of the people.
- Drinks. Alcohol is usually the drink of choice in my family for these occasions, but since I broke up with it officially during Allison’s visit 2 months ago, I plan on having water. I don’t really need to have a special drink, I genuinely love water. But I will have wine for those that want it and sweet tea for my mother-in-law.
- Dessert. This is my weakness. I admit it. I am still wavering between having a piece or not. I am making pumpkin pie. I know that I can give the remainder of the pie to my mother-in-law, as she loves it. So if I have one piece, I won’t have more, but will that ruin my sugar cravings for a week, like it sometimes does? This decision is the worst.
The fun thing about this, is that everyone will be healthy and it will still be delicious. I think this will be the best way to do family holiday’s. I plan on making this a tradition.
If you want to have a bit more variety in your Thanksgiving there are lots of good websites for you to go to:
Stupid Easy Paleo has a Pinterest board
Nom Nom Paleo has 3 pages of recipes. All look great!
Hope everyone has a good time planning their Thanksgiving festivities!